Monosentencical Monday: What I want to tell Justice Scalia



The idea that freedom really means freedom to oppress others is jiggery-pokery, applesauce, argle-bargle. 

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Comment by nerd cred on June 29, 2015 at 9:17pm

You assimilate new concepts quickly, don't you?

Comment by koshersalaami on June 29, 2015 at 9:24pm
Oh yeah. The fun part is in distilling concepts down to short points you can't miss. That's why I like Jonathan Wolfman's one sentence post format.
Comment by JMac1949 Today on June 29, 2015 at 10:06pm

Not to mention Jabberwacky angel farts from strombones... We should sic Art James on him!

Comment by koshersalaami on June 29, 2015 at 10:22pm

Arthur makes considerably more sense. 

Comment by Myriad on June 30, 2015 at 1:28am

I was shocked, I mean really, that a judge of the supreme court would write so unprofessionally.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on June 30, 2015 at 3:28am

I wish you wouldn't quote from the Constitution. Makes you seem as if you think you're Exceptional. Or something.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on June 30, 2015 at 3:30am

And as for Myriad...the Canadian Supr Crt is no bloooooody better. Their majority said, in "Native Land Corp. v. Florida Quack Doctors, Ltd., Et. Al." the very same thing.

Comment by Rob Wittmann on June 30, 2015 at 6:29am

Just look at Scalia's majority opinion in Employment Division, Department of Human Resources of Oregon v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872 (1990).

Here, Scalia broke with decades of precedent (where the court had traditionally analyzed state-based infringements on free-excersize pursuant to a "compelling interests" standard) and threw it out the window----saying that religious freedoms of various sorts should be left to the states---and the political process, and political majorities---to determine.

This was probably Scalia's most criticized religious-rights decision. Ever.

But he has a certain consistency in his thinking. He really does seem to believe that minoritarian rights should be determined by the political process and not by a judicial constitutional determination

Comment by Myriad on June 30, 2015 at 7:22am

What very same thing?  Jiggery pokery and apple sauce?

Comment by Myriad on June 30, 2015 at 7:24am

Or the "quack"?

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