Tag: Bill of Rights

Justice Thomas on Antonin Scalia

Justice Thomas on Antonin Scalia

He spoke to us about Win­ston Churchill in San Fran­cis­co in 2009. Ever since, I have sought out the uncom­mon speech­es of Jus­tice Clarence Thomas. Invari­ably I find them mov­ing, elo­quent, and instruc­tive on things I haven’t con­sid­ered suf­fi­cient­ly.

Jus­tice Clarence Thomas at the Fed­er­al­ist Soci­ety, 17 Novem­ber 2016. (C-span)

Such was his Novem­ber 2016 trib­ute to Antonin Scalia, giv­en to the Fed­er­al­ist Soci­ety. He began with exam­ples of the late Justice’s wit (beloved alike by Jus­tice Thomas and Jus­tice Ruth Bad­er Gins­burg. Respec­tive­ly, they agreed with Scalia most of the time—and lit­tle of the time.):

In PGA Tour vs.…

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Churchill on July 4, 1918

Churchill on July 4, 1918

Hap­py 4th from Hills­dale Col­lege.

“The Third Great Title-Deed of Anglo-Amer­i­can Lib­er­ties”

Win­ston S. Churchill, Lib­er­ty Day Meet­ing, Cen­tral Hall, West­min­ster, July 4, 1918. Excerpt­ed from Robert Rhodes James, Win­ston S. Churchill: His Com­plete Speech­es 1897-1963, 8 vols. (New York: Bowk­er, 1974), III 2613-16.

 

I move that the fol­low­ing res­o­lu­tion be cabled from the meet­ing as a greet­ing to the Pres­i­dent and peo­ple of the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca: This meet­ing of the Anglo-Sax­on Fel­low­ship assem­bled in Lon­don on the 4th of July, 1918, sends to the Pres­i­dent and peo­ple of the Unit­ed States their heart­felt greet­ings on the 142nd anniver­sary of the Dec­la­ra­tion of Amer­i­can Inde­pen­dence.…

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