New Deal Originalism?


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  1. Aaron says:

    “I may have respect for Andrew McCarthy…”


  2. Antiquated Tory says:

    I’m also wary of “natural law” libertarians (I’m looking at you, Justice Thomas and Sen. Ron Paul) for whom “libertarianism” means that “I should be able to do what I want, and I certainly shouldn’t be forced to contribute any money to the common weal, but I want the government to prohibit people from doing things I disapprove of.”Report

  3. William Brafford says:

    Antiquated Tory: “I’m looking at you, Justice Thomas and Sen. Ron Paul”

    When did Ron Paul move up to the Senate? I’m happy for him.

    More seriously: which of Ron Paul’s statements or policies are you referring to here?Report

  4. Dave says:

    Aaron, there was a debate that was held at the Cato Institute maybe two years ago and the subject was Terror and Civil Liberties. Andrew McCarthy and Bruce Fein debated one another. I didn’t agree with many of McCarthy’s views but I thought he presented his position very well. I thought the perspective he brought to the debate with him being a former prosecutor insightful.

    He may be a conservative but he’s both consistent and principled. I remember when some idiot McCain supporters accused McCarthy of McCain Derangement Syndrome for having the audacity to suggest the McCain may not be the best chance conservatives to get bonafide judicial conservatives elected to the bench. Given McCain’s spotty record, especially with McCain-Feingold, he had ever reason to worry.

    I defended him on that in a previous blog life.Report