Primary or Process: Looking at the Declaration and the Constitution
Bill Quick

George Will: Progressives are wrong about the essence of the Constitution – The Washington Post

Will is at his best when waxing philosophical while looking toward history.

Read the whole thing, but here’s a question you can ask your friends to see where they fall on a Constitutional scale:  “Which came first, and is more important:  Liberty, or Democracy?”

Once you’ve read this piece, you’ll find their answers revealing.

BTW, Stephen Breyer is an ass, and a dangerous one at that


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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Primary or Process: Looking at the Declaration and the Constitution — 1 Comment

  1. Even given the all-too-frequent junctures at which (at least IMHO) George puts a foot – sometimes, both feet – down wrong, you’ve gotta admit, when he gets it right, by gummies, he gets it RIGHT.

    That last sentence, in particular:

    The protection of rights, those constitutionally enumerated and others, requires a judiciary actively engaged in enforcing what the Constitution is “basically about,” which is making majority power respect individuals’ rights.

    We are, at the present juncture, witnessing in this Nation of ours the early-to-intermediate stages of just what transpires when that is inverted, with individuals’ rights being rough-shod-ridden over – or simply ignored as being irrelevant and/or immaterial – by elected “majority power” – with, altogether too often, a judiciary whose active engagement runs heavily and frequently towards “democracy” and against “liberty”.

    Witness, as an example of that last, the recent statements by former-Justice Stevens, explicating the view that the major portion of the Bill Of Rights requires “clarification”, making-over individual Rights into collective ones.

    We – as a Nation of allegedly-free individuals – really, really need to reverse all that…