Larry Lancit — In the United States we have spent the last two years enduring all manner of insult to our democracy. With the election of Donald Trump, an era of autocracy began. The hints of its arrival have been foreshadowed for the past 20 years by movements like the Tea Party, the Alt Right, and the Freedom Caucus. But then, on January 20, 2017, … Continue reading Can the Majority Rule in the Era of Trump?
Jeff Berger, Charles Cottle, Dave Gillespie, John Kozlowicz, and Ron Berger — During the past year contributors to Wise Guys engaged in an impromptu discussion of the limitations of U.S. Constitution. Simultaneously, the political atmosphere across the country stimulated a number of calls for a constitutional convention. The possibility of such an event inched closer to reality in the second week of June 2017 when … Continue reading Should the U.S. Constitution Be Changed? — A Wise Guys Conversation
John Kozlowicz — As we mourn the passing of Justice Scalia, it is interesting to know what was his philosophy of constitutional interpretation. Who better to tell us than Justice Scalia himself? Below is a speech he gave a little over a decade ago. It clearly indicates his view on how to interpret the Constitution. Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the following remarks at the Woodrow … Continue reading The Constitutional Interpretation of Antonin Scalia: In His Own Words