Thomas Sowell on justice and the law

As usual Thomas Sowell has shown his intellectual strength as he examines the type of judges, and Supreme Court justices, will be named by each presidential candidate. In his most recent post at National Review Online he argues against the idea of the Constitution being a “living document.” In the article Judge This Sowell says:

The Constitution of the United States will not mean much if judges carry out Obama’s vision of the Constitution as “a living document”— that is, something that judges should feel free to change by “interpretation” to favor particular individuals, groups or causes.

That’s not “a living Constitution.” That’s a dying Constitution — and an Obama presidency can kill it off.

Read the whole article, it’s brief but very worthwhile. Click here to READ it.

In 1987 Dr. Sowell wrote a book entitled A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles. The National Review Online is doing a series of interviews with Dr. Sowell on this book which is still as relevant today as it was then. You can watch the interview on judges by clicking HERE AND WATCHING.


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