Skip to comments.Robert H. Bork 1927-2012, RIP
Posted on 12/19/2012 6:20:43 AM PST by cotton1706
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imagine having jurists who acutually defended the constitution...
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.
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."
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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.
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.
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.
Mark Levin spoke to this yesterday. His shows are recorded and available at marklevinshow.com. See 12/19
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.
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
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.
Thanks for the ping; post. Condolences to family and friends of Robert Bork.
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.
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.