Scalia, ACLU Head Face Off in TV Debate


Justice Antonin Scalia on Sunday defended some of his Supreme Court opinions, arguing that nothing in the Constitution supports abortion rights and the use of race in school admissions.Scalia, a leading conservative voice on the high court, sparred in a one-hour televised debate with American Civil Liberties Union president Nadine Strossen. He said unelected judges have no place deciding politically charged questions when the Constitution is silent on those issues.

Arguing that liberal judges in the past improperly established new political rights such as abortion, Scalia warned, “Someday, you’re going to get a very conservative Supreme Court and regret that approach.”

“On controversial issues on stuff like homosexual rights, abortion, we debate with each other and persuade each other and vote on it either through representatives or a constitutional amendment,” the Reagan appointee said.

“Whether it’s good or bad is not my job. My job is simply to say if those things you find desirable are contained in the Constitution,” he said.

Our Founding Fathers Provided us with a Constitution that protects our rights, they also provided a means to change the constitution to add more rights should we chose.  The ACLU in its efforts to infer rights into the constitution that are not there undermine the very foundation of our freedom.  If the ACLU or any other group want the constitution to guarantee rights not already covered they should advocat an actual constitutional ammendment. That is how a Constitutional Republic and Representative form of government works.. Letting 9 folks in black robes decide what rights you have undermines the what it is that make this nation the greatest on the planet…

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  1. Hey, hon… I’m recording the debate right now, and will have it on my site tomorrow…. Scalia is kicking butt!

    Ms. U

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