Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the Constitution of the Soviet Union is better than the Constitution of the United States.
The uproar from the right-wing if President Obama ever asserted that our Constitution is worse than the Constitution of the Soviet Union would be deafening. Such a statement would be considered proof that Democrats are un-American. Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia however, has said just such a thing. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing the conservative Justice said that the Soviet Union’s Constitution is better than the United States Constitution.
“The bill of rights of the former evil empire, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was much better than ours. I mean it literally. It was much better. We guarantee freedom of speech and of the press, big deal! They guaranteed freedom of speech, of the press of street demonstrations and anyone who is caught trying to suppress criticism of the government will be called to account” Scalia said speaking to a Senate Judiciary Committee.
Scalia also asserts that the Soviet Constitution is “wonderful” but only words on paper, “just a parchment guarantee.”
The Constitution of the United States of America guarantees the right to protest, freedom of speech, equality under the law, privacy, religious freedom for all, and a free press. But just like the communists of the Soviet Union, our Republicans treat those aspects of the Constitution as “just words on paper” that can be ignored and violated at will. Conservative Justices on the Supreme Court have made a mockery of the 225 year old document for quite some time now. Instead of using our Constitution to protect our freedoms and rights, they have been cynically interpreting it to destroy those freedoms and rights and reverse decades of progressive precedent.
Today’s “republican conservatives” systematically undermine our Constitution at every turn – calling the lies and propaganda of Fox News “news” protected by the First Amendment – using our Constitution to deny the religious freedom of all while setting about to make a narrow interpretation of Biblical law the law of the land. If the Soviet Constitution looks better is because republican conservatives keep tearing ours apart piece by precious piece.
source: Stephen D. Foster Jr., addictinginfo.org with editorial adaptations by American Patriot Today