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Antonin Scalia Quotes: If it were up to me, I would put in jail every sandal-wearing, scruffy-bearded weirdo who burns the American flag. But I am not king.
         

If it were up to me, I would put in jail every sandal-wearing, scruffy-bearded weirdo who burns the American flag. But I am not king.


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A Bill of Rights that means what the majority wants it to mean is worthless.



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Day by day, case by case, the Supreme Court is busy designing a Constitution for a country I do not recognize.



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I even accept for the sake of argument that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged.



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For in order for capitalism to work -- in order for it to produce a good and a stable society -- the traditional Christian virtues are essential.



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In the eyes of government we are just one race here. It is American.





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