Monday, August 29, 2011

Makes me wonder if the reason some liberals hated Thomas so much

wasn't simply that he was originalist in his views but because they feared him...

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

Thank you for the link. That made today's detour into the internet worth the time.

And there's this quote: "The only Black man in public life that liberals could safely mock and despise may be on the point of bringing the Blue Empire down."

We can only hope so!

As for Thomassian Originalism, it is akin to contract interpretation, not merely the dictionary meanings, but how the words and concepts were used by those who were party to the contract.
And the Constitution was in fact a contract with the various states as the parties, so Thomas's interpretation is eminently reasonable.