August 01, 2003

Crazy Like a Rabid Fox

Hillary passes out the red Kool-aid at the first convention of the American Constitution Society:

"These favorable decisions in recent months should not obscure the torrent of aggressively activist and legally dubious decisions of times past," Clinton, D-N.Y., told the American Constitution Society.

So strict constructionism becomes constitutional activism and real constitutional activism becomes (gasp!) "conservativism." That sound you hear is caused by the rapid turning and re-turning of a small patch of earth in Sutton Courtney. On my next trip to England, I am going to make a pilgrimage there to lay a rose on that grave. But I digress.

She said this is "the same court that gave us Bush v. Gore, which made a mockery of one of our most cherished constitutional rights, the right to vote," a reference to the 2000 ruling that ended Democrat Al Gore's chances of winning the White House.

This is, of course, sheer bloody lunacy and reveals Hillary as just another in a long pantheon of Democrats for whom the ends justify the means. No doubt several of the illiberal utopian statists in the audience left with fresh red Kool-aid stains on their fancy frocks as they enthusiastically cheered Hillary on. I also have no doubt that many in this adoring crowd cotton to this kind of hyperbole in a manner best expressed by John Travolta when he was accused of being out of his mind in the really bad movie Broken Arrow, "Yeah. Ain't it cool?"

Posted by Charles Austin at August 1, 2003 10:16 PM

I could rant for days on how the Democrats have turned the Constitution into toilet paper -- making it "a blank page by construction," as Jefferson famously warned us not to do -- but I'd have to clean up afterward, and besides, the Republicans' record, though better, isn't pristine either.

What's really significant, though, is the Democrats' recent attempts to camouflage their anti-Constitutional agenda and tactics as a defense of the Constitution. Having reduced that document to a nullity, they now claim to be its most ardent protectors.


As for Hillary!'s claim that Bush v. Gore was an anti-Constitutional decision, well, there's still no legal penalty for lying in public. Which explains a lot, when you think about it.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 08:52 AM

But don't you two realize that the Constitution is a "living document?"

But then again, as Josey Wales said, "Dyin' ain't much of a livin'."

Posted by: Jeffersonian at 01:59 PM

That's great. I can see it now. Hillary using our "living, breathing constitution", perhaps drawing to look like it has been folded (origamy style) into a swan, as toilet paper. I think that this is a political cartoon in the making.

Someone should get on that!

Posted by: Austin Barrow at 01:49 PM