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Roberts' Ruling Took Guts

DMZuniga Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 3:58 PM
It isn't a victory yet; Roberts would certainly not call it that. It's a tactical feint; a step to coralling Congress' abuse of the so-called "elastic clauses". Not only do I disagree with the rationale above, but anyone who submits Mark Levin as a constitutional authority has already shown the puerile, ranting level of jurisprudence he admires. Justices like Nino Scalia have become renowned for ranting; that does no good at this time of day, the rule of law on the edge as it is... http://www.thisbloodlessliberty.com/2012/06/john-roberts-you-sly-fox.html

Why not just cut open a goat and be done with it?

In ancient Rome, a special kind of priest called a haruspex would "read" the entrails of sheep to divine the will of the gods, the health of the growing season, or whatever else was weighing on the minds of men. Because animal guts don't, in fact, impart that much information about, say, next year's wheat harvest, the haruspices (called "auspices" in Latin -- from which we get the English word) could pretty much make it up as they went along. The same went for the auguries (priests who studied...