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Barrett Unmodified: Moments of Clarity Emerge From The Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Added 10-19-20 08:55:02am EST - “Below is my column in the Wall Street Journal on nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. While the confirmation hearing often seemed weirdly disconnected to the nominee, there were important moments where?” - Jonathanturley.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Jonathanturley.org: “Barrett Unmodified: Moments of Clarity Emerge From The Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Below is my column in the Wall Street Journal on nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. While the confirmation hearing often seemed weirdly disconnected to the nominee, there were important moments where the jurisprudential views of Judge Barrett were expressed with striking — and rare — clarity.

Always back to slavery …. but please point to the word “slave” or “slavery” in the Constitution.

You can’t because the framers were amazingly prescient and mostly anti-slavery (or at least recognized its evil-ness) and purposely did not use that word. They used the words “Other Persons” to settle a difficult compromise that would have torn apart a potential union. Just 70 years later we would fight a war to fix the problem.

The Constitution in NO WAY creates a right to “slavery” which is why every American can respect an originalist. The subtlety and care used in crafting the Constitution, by a group of people who could never imagine what would come, speaks to its extraordinary relevance in today’s world.

PS Maybe be worried about actual slavery in today’s world. Read “Slave: My True Story: by Mende Nazir”… and stop disparaging the greatest nation on earth, the USA.

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