Constitutional Crisis Ahead
Unity Through Solutions contends “There are two distinct views of our Founding Document , our Constitution.”
“Living Breathing” subject to interpretation based on current norms. We reject any and all such views in favor of “Original Intent”
Our nation lost a giant defender of “Original Intent” with the death of Antonin Scalia. Rather than use our words we offer an interview with Justice Scalia from 2014 that expresses our views .
Published March 15, 2014
ATLANTA – During a speech in Atlanta Friday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday defended interpreting the Constitution as it was originally written and intended.
Scalia delivered a speech titled “Interpreting the Constitution: A View From the High Court,” as part of a constitutional symposium hosted by the State Bar of Georgia. Originalism and trying to figure out precisely what the ratified document means is the only option, otherwise you’re just telling judges to govern, Scalia argued.
“The Constitution is not a living organism,” he said. “It’s a legal document, and it says what it says and doesn’t say what it doesn’t say.”
But an originalist interpretation still provides for a flexible legal system, he said.
“You want the death penalty? Persuade your fellow citizens it’s a good idea and enact it. You think it’s a bad idea? Persuade them the other way and repeal it. And you can change your mind. If you repeal it and find there are a lot more murders, you can put it back in,” he argued. “That’s flexibility.”
Scalia also took anonymous questions that had been collected by event organizers in advance.
Asked if more regional, geographic and educational diversity on the court would make a big difference in opinions, Scalia said he didn’t think trying to have a court that is representative of the population is necessary, using geography as an example.
“As far as I’m concerned, you can find bad judges in every region of the country … and good ones as well,” he said.
Scalia was appointed to the nation’s highest court in 1986, making him the longest-serving justice.
The next president of the United States must have “original Intent” as a litmus test for all appointees. Unless we return our nation to its founding principals ,we are doomed to become just another a nation whose greatness has passed to another as we decline into the globalists ‘s quagmire.