The Left

The PatriotPost.US "Pursuant to Elena Kagan's expressed enthusiasm for confirmation hearings that feature intellectual snap, crackle and pop, here are some questions the Senate Judiciary Committee can elate her by asking: -- Regarding campaign finance 'reforms': If allowing the political class to write laws regulating the quantity, content and timing of speech about the political class is the solution, what is the problem? -- If the problem is corruption, do we not already have abundant laws proscribing that? -- If the problem is the 'appearance' of corruption, how do you square the First Amendment with Congress restricting speech in order to regulate how things 'appear' to unspecified people? -- Incumbent legislators are constantly tinkering with the rules regulating campaigns that could cost them their jobs. Does this present an appearance of corruption? -- Some persons argue that our nation has a 'living' Constitution; the court has spoken of 'the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society.' But Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking against 'changeability' and stressing 'the whole antievolutionary purpose of a constitution,' says 'its whole purpose is to prevent change -- to embed certain rights in such a manner that future generations cannot readily take them away. A society that adopts a bill of rights is skeptical that 'evolving standards of decency' always 'mark progress,' and that societies always 'mature,' as opposed to rot.' Is he wrong?" --columnist George Will More: