With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the American philosophical divide has been thrown wide open, particularly on the issue of gun control. One side that believes the Constitution means what it says and can be readily understood by the common man, warns that if the ideological balance on the Court could shift from a bare majority that usually interprets the Constitution based on its text and the clear intentions of the founders, to the current minority that would regularly make law based on progressive desires alone. The other side is warning that establishing a larger constitutional majority on the Court would result in the Court deciding cases more regularly on the text of the Constitution and the intent of the Founders.
To that end, Democrats that have regularly obstructed the Supreme Court nominations of Republican presidents are now screaming that the Senate must immediately confirm whomever the President nominates, or be in violation of the Constitution for doing what they have regularly done. It is no small irony that the President will surely nominate someone dedicated to the ideology of a “living Constitution,” which can best be understood as a Constitution that has no fixed, …Read the Rest
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