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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, October 08, 2003

Andrew Sullivan wants some answers. Not being a Republican, Andrew, I can't speak for the Republican position, but here is the conservative position:

Due to the Supreme Court's unconstitutional excursions in Lawrence v. Texas, you stand in possession of stolen goods. So far from being embarrassed by this pilferage, you haven't once shut up about it since the theft was committed; your oeuvre since is one long encouragement to even greater thefts. As you have chosen to live by larceny, larceny is now the only means available to you; so long as you continue to detain those goods from their rightful owners, you will, by my leave, get nothing else.

If you want to debate policy, you shouldn't poise yourself to run sobbing to the Supreme Court whenever you get answers you don't like.

-- posted by Clayton 10/08/2003 09:15:00 PM

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