The Observant Astronomer

The passing scene as observed by an observant Jew, who daylights as an astronomer.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Unsourced II

Canada is not the only country which risks being cut off from its fundamental roots. Follow the link to read a transcript of some recent remarks by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia on the "Living Constitution" school of judicial interpretation. He make a cogent case for the potential fatal affect on your polity when its judicial tradition comes unstuck from its fundamental sources and is left to continuous reinterpretation according to the current fashion.

Update: Rishon Rishon brings another perspective to this question. He argues that it is the very fact that the U.S. Constitution is above ideology that permits ideological diversity within the United States. From the positive, infer the negative.


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