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"Indeed, the rage of theorists to make constitutions a vehicle for the conveyance of their own crude, and visionary aphorisms of government, requires to be guarded against with the most unceasing vigilance."
     -- Joseph Story
     Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States
     Book III, § 1857.
 

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

More nonsense from Andrew Sullivan.

We're not dealing, here, with entirely novel legislative proposals. What Sullivan here paints as a "bleak future" is, in fact, the current state of the law, and has been for centuries. We know what life is like under such laws as Santorum defends, and, Sullivan to the contrary notwithstanding, freedom itself does not come to a screeching halt.

As to the constitutional picture, Santorum does no more than defend the status quo. This hardly marks him as an "unconservative extremist." And Sullivan's cracks about "limited government" indicate that he doesn't understand the idea very well.

The conclusion I've reached, though, is, when it comes to penises, Sullivan can't see straight.

-- posted by Clayton 4/23/2003 06:27:00 PM


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