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(22,457 posts)
Sat Feb 13, 2016, 09:31 PM Feb 2016

Scalia was really not that terrible......

Read these quotes and decide for yourself if you are glad he is gone.......

"The death penalty? Give me a break. It's easy ... Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state."

"Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached."

"Troposphere, whatever. I told you before I’m not a scientist. That’s why I don’t want to have to deal with global warming, to tell you the truth."

About Obamacare: "We should start calling this law SCOTUScare."

“There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well,” Scalia said Wednesday, according to the court transcript, “as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school … a slower-track school where they do well.”

"[The Texas anti-sodomy statute] undoubtedly imposes constraints on liberty. So do laws prohibiting prostitution, recreational use of heroin, and, for that matter, working more than 60 hours per week in a bakery."

"Many Americans do not want persons who openly engage in homosexual conduct as partners in their business, as scoutmasters for their children, as teachers in their children's schools, or as boarders in their home."

“Nobody thought it was directed against sex discrimination,” he said. Although gender bias “shouldn’t exist,” he said, the idea that it is constitutionally forbidden is “a modern invention.”

"In the first 100 years of the Republic, the States enacted numerous laws restricting the immigration of certain classes of aliens, including convicted crimi­nals, indigents, persons with contagious diseases, and (in Southern States) freed blacks. Neuman, The Lost Century of American Immigration (1776–1875), 93 Colum. L. Rev. 1833, 1835, 1841–1880 (1993). State laws not only pro­vided for the removal of unwanted immigrants but also imposed penalties on unlawfully present aliens and those who aided their immigration."

"Is it really so easy to determine that smacking someone in the face to determine where he has hidden the bomb that is about to blow up Los Angeles is prohibited in the Constitution?"

Scalia was really not that terrible...... (Original Post) Logical Feb 2016 OP
Yep other than the fact he was totally on board with executing an innocent man... Kalidurga Feb 2016 #1
evolution is wrong and a bad idea SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #2
innocence is not enough reason to not get the death penalty. pansypoo53219 Feb 2016 #3


(14,177 posts)
1. Yep other than the fact he was totally on board with executing an innocent man...
Sat Feb 13, 2016, 09:33 PM
Feb 2016

is no reason to think he was evil to the core.

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