Sunday, April 20, 2014


This item flew over the transom today.  It's Scalia on the law in a speech at UVA:
“You’re entitled to criticize the government, and you can use words, you can use symbols, you can use telegraph, you can use Morse code, you can burn a flag,” he said, according to the News Sentinel.
 “The Constitution is not a living organism for Pete’s sake,” he said. “It’s a law. It means what it meant when it was adopted.”
It is always fascinating that intelligent people can hold diametrically opposite beliefs about something as fundamental and simple as the meaning of words. I can see how colors can be confused and dozens of ways they can be defined and ascribed. It's all in the eye of the beholder. How do people do that with words?

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