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Robert H. Bork 1927-2012, RIP
Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/12 | Roger Kimball

Posted on 12/19/2012 6:20:43 AM PST by cotton1706

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To: cotton1706
imagine our world would be different if Bork was on the SC.....

imagine having jurists who acutually defended the constitution...

101 posted on 12/19/2012 6:48:20 PM PST by cherry
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To: cotton1706

It’s a shame that great and honorable men like Judge Bork get slimed, have their reputations destroyed, and are denied great public service positions. Robert Bork was and always will be one hundred times the man Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden wished they were. RIP your honor the Supreme Court and the country would have been far better off had you sat on the high court.


102 posted on 12/19/2012 7:07:43 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: cotton1706
The Left's attempt to destroy a good and decent man, Robert Bork, was one of the great disillusioning events of my young adulthood.

While Ted Kennedy and his ilk were murdering the truth about Bork, my liberal mother-in-law uttered a few candid words that I will never forget:
"It's a shame --and I know he's a kind man who took good care of his wife when she was dying of cancer-- but it has to be done."

103 posted on 12/19/2012 7:11:01 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: cotton1706
One of the best books on American law and culture I have read in decades:

Barnes and Noble Overview
"Slouching Towards Gomorrah [orig. 1996] is an insightful expose of a country in crisis at the end of the millennium, where the rise of...radical egalitarianism (the equality of outcomes rather than opportunities) and radical individualism (the drastic reduction of limits to personal gratification), has undermined our culture, our intellect and our morality."
In a new Afterword, the author highlights recent disturbing trends in our laws and society, with special attention to matters of sex and censorship, race relations, and the relentless erosion of American moral values.

104 posted on 12/19/2012 7:48:37 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The only way to stop a man with a gun is with a gun. --Daniel Greenfield)
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To: EDINVA
John Warner, then “R” senator from VA, voted against his confirmation after saying he would vote for confirmation... Thereafter, I never voted for Warner but always wrote in “Robert Bork.”

Awesome!

105 posted on 12/19/2012 7:52:31 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The only way to stop a man with a gun is with a gun. --Daniel Greenfield)
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To: lady lawyer; AnAmericanMother; Gluteus Maximus; mrsmith; Petronski; The Pack Knight; xsmommy; ...

RIPing...


106 posted on 12/19/2012 7:58:51 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The only way to stop a man with a gun is with a gun. --Daniel Greenfield)
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To: cotton1706; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

May his souls, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

A true hero in my way of thinking.


107 posted on 12/19/2012 9:35:46 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cotton1706

R.I.P. bump


108 posted on 12/19/2012 9:47:58 PM PST by Christian4Bush (The USSA. Born 7/4/1776. Committed suicide 11/6/2012.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

If Bork had been on the court, if the media/democrats hadn’t smeared him America would be a freer, more prosperous place , a totally different place .We wouldn’t have Obamacare for one thing.


109 posted on 12/19/2012 9:52:19 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: cotton1706
Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Anima eius, et animæ omnium fidelium defunctorum, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.
110 posted on 12/19/2012 10:48:59 PM PST by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: CDB
... Richardson and Ruckelshaus told Bork to "hold the bag," because all three thought they if they resigned at the same time, they'd put the Justice Department's highest-ranking position in the hands of a career diplomat...

What you say might or might not be true. I don't know. The fact that Bork fired Archibald Cox remains a major for me. I will never forget when that news came in that night. I feared for the future of America.

111 posted on 12/19/2012 11:33:34 PM PST by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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Mark Levin spoke to this yesterday. His shows are recorded and available at marklevinshow.com. See 12/19

http://www.marklevinshow.com/sectional.asp?id=32930


112 posted on 12/20/2012 2:00:50 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Salvation

Amen.


113 posted on 12/20/2012 4:25:34 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: cotton1706

I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this, but I recall that Judge Bork had both Clintons as “pupils” in a law school class and had no memory whatsoever of either of them. This of course was before the Clintos became celebrities, worshipped by tens of millions of gullible Americans. He didn’t see anything there to remember, or maybe it was such a large class tht no one stood out.


114 posted on 12/20/2012 4:30:36 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

That Warner wanted to also reinstate the 55 mph speed limit before he left office. Didn’t have much use for Chaffee either. Basically the East Coast establishment.

> (along with John Warner et al) voted him


115 posted on 12/20/2012 6:22:55 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: Common Sense 101
He did? Then why do the lying communist propogandists in the media continue to refer to lying POS scumbag as the "lion of the Senate".

They don't believe their own words. Teddy was all they had. Even liberals joked (in private) that he was the Whale of the Senate.

116 posted on 12/20/2012 7:57:10 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: Salvation; cotton1706

Thanks for the ping; post. Condolences to family and friends of Robert Bork.


117 posted on 12/20/2012 1:05:34 PM PST by PGalt
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To: cotton1706
On another thread, a writer was quoted as saying, "That he did not [become a Justice] was largely the handiwork of political hacks not fit to judge a man of his caliber. . . ."

What a powerfully accurate summary of the shameful conduct of those "political hacks," many of whom remain in positions of power in the American government!

Judge Bork's view of the Constitution and its protections for individual liberty were consistent with the principles and understanding of those who framed it and of those who participated in ratifying it in the States.

His views were consistent with those of Madison, Hamilton and Jay, as expressed in the 85 essays of THE FEDERALIST.

Further, his views were consistent with the idea expressed by Jefferson:

" "On every question of construction, let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, June 12, 1823, The Complete Jefferson, p. 322.

The descendants of the very men who prevented Judge Bork from serving on the Supreme Court will, for generations, see their liberties diminished because of the shameful actions of their ancestors--men who prevented this staunch defender of liberty from contributing his Creator-endowed gift of understanding and fidelity to his nation's Constitution.

118 posted on 12/20/2012 5:32:33 PM PST by loveliberty2 ( -)
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To: cotton1706
Teddy "The Swimmer" Kennedy's treatment of Robert Bork was the beginning of the "politics of personal destruction". Sure the media was ugly about Reagan when he was running, but it was nothing compared to what they did to Robert Bork, and later, to Clarence Thomas.

And yet, in typical Democrat 'projection', they always accuse Republicans, and especially conservatives, of doing this sort of thing. We couldn't do it as effectively, if we tried.

119 posted on 12/23/2012 5:33:30 PM PST by SuziQ
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