RNS Quote of the Day: 05/11/10

In the past, one of the nicer phrases I was frequently labeled with was “Cold, mean-hearted and cruel.” It didn’t bother me much, since my reputation usually proceeded me.

However, I never really liked being called “Unreasonable”.

Until now.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw

Malcolm Reynolds can aim to misbehave all he wants.

I aim to be unreasonable as long as I need to be.

And to that point, the RNC put a memo out to the media yesterday on the subject of the latest nominee to the open Associate Justine on the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan. Apparently she clerked for Thurgood Marshall and he gave a speech in which he stated that the Constitution as originally conceived and drafted was “defective”. Kagan quoted Marshall’s statement in a 1993 law review article. That mention put a bug into the RNC’s magic underpants and they’re asking via their press release if Kagan still views the Constitution as “defective”.

Well, I would certainly fucking hope she does.

It was defective. If the founders didn’t think was defective then they wouldn’t have had to immediately follow it up with a document containing nearly a dozen amendments.

This is basic US history we’re talking about here.

I would like a face-to-face visit visit from whomever the twits were that both wrote and approved that press release so that I can personally kick the ever-loving shit out of them. Hopefully some of “teh stoopid” with cling to the feces.

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3 Responses to RNS Quote of the Day: 05/11/10

  1. Winmag says:

    Well said. I concure.

  2. Rivrdog says:

    In a way, I agree with you, Phil, but in a way, I also think you got it wrong.

    The original Constitution wasn’t “defective”, per se, it was insufficient.

    Very few, if any, documents like our Constitution had preceded it. It is amazing to me that the framers got it as close as they did, but their method was to promulgate the basic document, then improve it with Amendments.

    This process mostly succeeded, for the first 100 years or so, and the process is still valid today, but little-used.

  3. Phil says:

    Sorry, RD, it rationalized the holding of slaves.

    Defective.

    I don’t care the reason. I know the history and still don’t care.

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