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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Robert Bork was a GREAT American and a good man. Rest in Peace Mr. Bork. Thank you for your contributions to this country.
RIP Judge Bork
May God welcome you into Paradise, Judge.
And we thank you for what you did here and for what you tried to do here as well.
*shudder* if he had been on the court.... Obama would be replacing him!
(for the first time in my life I am glad Bork didn’t make it on the court)
I had the same exact thought, assuming he had not retired.
One of the really good guys. Thank you, your honor. May you rest in peace.
My heart aches as all the history of what was done to this Good Man passes before my memory.
RIP, Your Honor.
Rest in Peace, Your Honor. Thanks for posting this fine eulogy by Roger Kimball.
Rest in peace, Judge Bork.
May he rest in peace. We are losing a lot of great men and only the dregs seem to be left.
RIP Robert Bork.
I did not become an activist and really get motivated until the Reagan era. We finally had a man to talk-the-talk. With the nomination of Bork, we saw the opportunity to have a Jurist enshrine the legal understanding of our Constitution and provide a sea change to our direction at the Judicial branch.
His “borking” was the vivid example of the leftist full control of the Democrat Party agenda and its total orientation against the Republic and all its structure.
I hope our legal scholars chime in and I am going to try and listen to Mark Levin tonight who should have a lot to say as I am sure RB was an influence on his younger years.
R.I.P. Judge Bork.
“Thanks to Ted Kennedy and his ilk, the country was denied a great jurist on the Supreme Court.”
Thanks to Ted Kennedy and his ilk, the country was denied the future that it was entitled to.
Sorry I gave him a ride to NYC once (even if it was in the coach behind the engine...)
Justice Bork will no longer have to see the continued destruction of this once-great nation.
But let us not whitewash Bork in his death: He was also a gungrabber.
Bork has denounced what he calls the "NRA view" of the Second Amendment, something he describes as the "belief that the constitution guarantees a right to Teflon-coated bullets." Instead, he has argued that the Second Amendment merely guarantees a right to participate in a government militia.
I don't know what kind of lies Ted Kennedy spread in Massachusetts about Judge Bork's role in the Saturday Night Massacre, but in 1987, then-Attorney General, Elliot Richardson, and his then-Deputy AG, Bill Ruckelshaus told me the real story. When Nixon fired Archibold Cox, all THREE top political appointees in the Justice Department at the time--Richardson, Ruckelshaus, AND Bork (Solicitor General)--but 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, thereby creating what they feared would be a "constitutional crisis." Accordingly, while Richardson and Ruckelshaus hogged the "glory" and "fame" of resigning in protest, they left Bork to run the Justice Department, and to suffer Ted Kennedy's--and others'--lies.
I really liked him and a real shame he was run out of town on a rail. I went to see him speak one time in the early 1990’s at Franklin College near Indy. He was very interesting and hilarious, opposite of what the LSM tried to project of him.
More like you and we might still have a Republic.
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