Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Who is Antonin Scalia?

Updated October 18, 2012

I was reading 30 Seconds After Denying Court Is Politicized, Scalia Says Democrats Do 'Not Stick To The Text' Of The Constitution. The article itself is a rather shallow accusation that he was accusing Democrats of being "political"...and then he 30 seconds later proved he was not as apolitical as he likes to claim.

But I did some research on "substantive due process" and "fundamental rights", and I find that Scalia's comments say a lot about him, beyond just that he is conservative. Since that process is used to protect rights not listed in the Constitution, Scalia is (in effect) saying that he would roll back many of our so-called rights.

Monday, September 3, 2012

How About Some Zero Tolerance

Zero tolerance to risk for children. Unless the risk is from the state, of course.

What brought this on? The case of little Hunter Spanjer, who is deaf. He signs with a standard signing language, in which his name (Hunter) is formed with the index and middle fingers crossed.

Of course, use of that symbol is unacceptable in his Grand Island school, because it looks a bit like the "typical" gun symbol, and under the schools zero tolerance policy, all such symbols are forbidden.

So his parents have been instructed to change his name.

Because we must protect the little kiddies.