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Blind Justice

We all know Antonin Scalia as an originalist, a gadfly and  a reliable conservative vote on the SCOTUS. But here’s something you didn’t know, and it’s a bit troubling:

Delivering (a) speech at his granddaughter’s graduation…

“Class of 2015, you should not leave Stone Ridge High School thinking that you face challenges that are at all, in any important sense, unprecedented,” Scalia, a bit condescendingly, told the graduating class. “Humanity has been around for at least some 5,000 years or so, and I doubt that the basic challenges as confronted are any worse now, or alas even much different, from what they ever were.”

Have I gotten a better education than Scalia? Isn’t it necessary to be introduced to a number of disciplines that have nothing to do with their field of study? What, did Harvard not include a little humanities, a little science, and a little liberal arts to round out a degree path? Even before I went to school I knew that we had evidence of civilizations that are 11,000 years old. These facts are not in question. It’s pretty fucking ignorant as it is to not trust the fossil record and carbon dating, where we find evidence of man 100,000 years ago but at least get your shit together a little bit on the history of civilization. You’re cutting out ancient Egypt and Sumeria with that number, Antonin. Do we really have a young-earther on the Court? The mind reels.

You old fool. Hang it up. And take Silent Clarence with you, he is a waste of space on the bench and you know it. Or maybe you don’t, because evidently there are glaring limitations to what you know.

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