Two H-words

Rep. Barney Frank called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a “homophobe,” an epithet as ugly as the N-word, designed to stigmatize people who don’t embrace Frank’s agenda.

Scalia responded with an H-word of his own, saying Americans should “have patience with Rep. Frank as he struggles with his heterophobia.”

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One Response to Two H-words

  1. Saqib Ali says:

    In an recent interview with Hoover Institution, elaborating on his earlier statement that “devotees of The Living Constitution do not seek to facilitate social change but to prevent it”[1], Justice Scalia said:

    “To make things change you don’t need a constitution. The function of a Constitution is to rigidify, to ossify, NOT to facilitate change. You want change? All you need is a legislature and a ballot box. Things will change as fast as you like. My constitution, very flexible, when you want a right to abortion, persuade your fellow citizens that it’s a good idea. And pass a law. And then you find out, the results are worse than we ever thought, you can repeal the law. That’s flexibility. The reason people want the Supreme Court to declare that abortion is a constitutional right is precisely to rigidify that right, it means it sweeps across all fifty states and it is a law now and forever or until the Supreme Court changes its mind. That’s not flexibility.”

    1. Scalia, A., & Gutmann, A. (1998). A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law. Princeton University Press.

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