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Author Topic: Justice Hugo Black on 'mistak[ing] absolutism for principle.' Back to Topics

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 9:53:27 AM

In his second Inaugural speech, President Obama shared his thoughts regarding our Constitution: "...We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate."

Once again, we are subjected to the old and tiring devious method of "Progressives" circumventing our Constitution to move their freedom destroying agenda forward. Many years ago a Liberal Supreme Court Justice spoke out about this then growing attitude toward the the misinterpretation of our Constitution. You'll find both an excerpt and the link to the entire speech below:

From the link, "I cannot accept this approach to the Bill of Rights. It is my belief that there are "absolutes" in our Bill of Rights, and that they were put then on purpose by men who knew what words meant, and meant their prohibitions to be "absolutes." The whole history and background of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as I understand it, belies the assumption or conclusion that our ultimate constitutional freedoms are no more than our English ancestors had when they came to this new land to get new freedoms. The historical and practical purposes of a Bill of Rights, the very use of a written constitution, indigenous to America, the language the Framers used, the kind of three-department government they took pains to set up, all point to the creation of a government which was denied all power to do some things under any and all circumstances, and all power to do other things except precisely in the manner prescribed."Justice Hugo Black on Absolutism.
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