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Roberts' Ruling Took Guts

Henry VIII Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 9:56 AM
Since government pays little attention to the Constitution or the Federalist Papers, "We the People" should be a part of the SC selection committee from now on. I don't care about statutes or precedent, I want to know 2 simple question; which Constitution the nominee pledges fidelity to, and will that nominee follow the intent of our founders as outlined in the Federalist Papers....unless I hear fidelity to the founder's Constitution and their intent, that nominee is rejected.

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...