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It seems Pope Francis needs to brush up on his Tertullian!

It has been reported (in The ChristLast Media, I must note) that the current Pope does not like the phrase "lead us not into temptation...

"Let no freedom be allowed to novelty, because it is not fitting that any addition should be made to antiquity. Let not the clear faith and belief of our forefathers be fouled by any muddy admixture." -- Pope Sixtus III

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Golly judge, could you mean those horrific days of yesteryear when kids didn't have to fear being murdered by hired killers protected by the government?

Is Neil Gorsuch a Trojan horse? It wouldn't be the first time a Repansycan president has named a babyeater to the Supreme Court. Don't be surprised, kiddies, if Gorsuch turns out to be more of a gorehound rather than a Scalia.

From UPI [Who knew they were still in business?]:

"You are a self-professed originalist in your constitutional interpretation ... focusing backward and not forward," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the panel's ranking member, said, asking Gorsuch if he agreed with the opinion of late justice Antonin Scalia that "originalism" means there is no protection for women, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the 14th Amendment, which guarantees equal protection under the law.

"A good judge starts with precedent and doesn't reinvent the wheel," Gorsuch answered. "A good judge respects precedent."

"It would be a mistake that originalism turns on the secret intents of the drafter of the language of the law," he continued. "What a good judge always strives to do .. is try to understand what the words on the page mean, not import words that come from us. ... It matters not a whit that the drafters of the 14th Amendment were racists, because they were, or sexists, because they were."

The amendment, adopted after the Civil War in 1868, has been one of the most litigated parts of the U.S. Constitution. It's been at the center of a number of historically significant Supreme Court cases, including Roe v. Wade (abortion) in 1973, Brown v. Board of Education (segregation) in 1954 and Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage) in 2015.

Gorsuch called the provision "maybe the most radical guarantee in all of the Constitution, and maybe all of human history.

"It's a fantastic thing," he said.

Feinstein expressed concern for the possibility of regressing on certain issues, like abortion and equal rights for women.

"I want your two daughters to have every opportunity they possibly could have, to be treated equal," she told Gorsuch. "You are pivotal in this."

"Senator, I understand your concern and I share it," he replied. "I am daunted sitting here under the lights. ... No one is looking to return us to horse and buggy days. We are trying to interpret the law faithfully."

TheChurchMilitant: Sometimes anti-social, but always anti-fascist since 2005.

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