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Justice Thomas: Honor Scalia by reigning in government

Friday, November 18, 2016 9:38
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Well, we’ll have to see how things go with Trump. On the one hand he appears to be making some positive moves toward streamlining some things in government. On the other hand he is also talking about an expansion of military spending. It is important for Mr. Trump to remember that “the swamp” extends across the Potomac to the Pentagon too.

But there is some hope, the first hope in a very long time, (and it may very well remain a hope), that government will to some degree be reduced. A solid small government appointment to The Supreme Court would be a key step in this direction.

(From The AP)

Thomas said he and his longtime friend and colleague formed an “odd couple” of a white New Yorker and a black man from Georgia.

He paraphrased Lincoln’s Gettysburg address to exhort the audience to “be dedicated to the unfinished business for which Justice Scalia gave his last full measure of devotion.”

Thomas and Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito were the bookends of the Thursday meeting of the Federalist Society, at which conservatives were reveling in Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the presidential election because it is likely to result in the appointment of conservative judges to the Supreme Court and other federal courts.

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