Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Scalia and illegal immigration

Richard Posner is a Reagan appointee and probably the most widely respected federal circuit court judge in the country.  His bio is here.  

John Roberts, at his confirmation hearing, said that the role of judge is to be an umpire; to call balls and strikes.  That is what Posner does, in my judgment.  And, here, Posner goes to the extraordinary step of calling out Scalia, his superior, in this article.  Yes, Posner has a lifetime appointment too, but this is a rare challenge.  You can read it here.  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bad actors

I'm a social libertarian, fiscal moderate, and defense hawk. For that reason, Obama gets a "favorable" rating from me, although that stunt last week on immigration was so brazenly political that I lost some respect for him. I agree with the policy, but not with the way that it was implemented or the manner in which it was done.

As far as my defense hawk side, I think that I know bad people when I see them, and I don't think that just talking with bad people is always the answer.  If there is truth to this story, a firm response is imperative because they are just giving the free world the finger in the most blatant manner possible.