CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY NOVEMBER 17, 2020

         ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SAMUEL ALITO DELIVERED AN ADDRESS TO THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY NATIONAL LAWYERS CONVENTION LAST WEEK.

         ALITO SPOKE ABOUT COVID AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, THE SECOND AMENDMENT, FREE SPEECH AND “BULLYING” OF THE SUPREME COURT BY SOME U.S. SENATORS.

SPEAKING OF TODAY’S LAW SCHOOLS, ALITO NOTED: “TOLERANCE FOR OPPOSING VIEWS IS NOW IN SHORT SUPPLY…WHEN I SPEAK WITH RECENT LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES, WHAT I HEAR OVER AND OVER IS THAT THEY FACE HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION IF THEY SAY ANYTHING THAT DEPARTS FROM THE LAW SCHOOL ORTHODOXY.”

           ALITO CONTINUED: “THE PANDEMIC HAS RESULTED IN PREVIOUSLY UNIMAGINABLE RESTRICTIONS ON INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY….I AM NOT DIMINISHING THE SEVERITY OF THE VIRUSES THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH…” THIS THREAT HAS COME ABOUT, HE SAID, BECAUSE OF THE DOMINANCE OF LAWMAKING BY EXECUTIVE FIAT, RATHER THAN LEGISLATION.”

         IN OTHER WORDS, ONE GOVERNOR DECIDES FOR HIS ENTIRE STATE, OR ONE PRESIDENT FOR THE NATION. THIS BORDERS ON DICTATORSHIP. THERE’S MORE FROM JUSTICE ALITO AND YOU SHOULD READ ALL HIS SPEECH ON THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY WEBSITE. I’M CAL THOMAS.

 

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