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Antonin Scalia Quotes: It is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are interpreting a Constitution, rather than inventing one.
         

It is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are interpreting a Constitution, rather than inventing one.


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



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If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?



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Devout Christians are destined to be regarded as fools in modern society. We are fools for Christ's sake. We must pray for courage to endure the scorn of the sophisticated world.



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

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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In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.



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.

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.



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

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



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One can be sophisticated and believe in God. Reason and intellect are not to be laid aside where matters of religion are concerned.





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