December 08, 2005

Bork: Resistance Is Futile

"Liberty in America can be enhanced by reinstating, legislatively, restraints upon the direction of our culture and morality,' writes the former appeals court judge, now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. 'Censorship as an enhancement of our liberty may seem paradoxical. Yet it should be obvious, to all but the most dogmatic First Amendment absolutists, that people forced to live in an increasingly brutalized culture are, in a very real sense, not wholly free.' Bork goes on to complain that 'relations between the sexes are debased by pornography'; that 'large parts of television are unwatchable'; that 'motion pictures rely upon sex, gore, and pyrotechnics for the edification of the target audience of 14-year-olds'; and that 'popular music hardly deserves the name of music." - Robert Bork (via Bitter)

What'd ya expect from the guy who said this:

"The Second Amendment states somewhat ambiguously: 'A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.' The first part of the Amendment supports proponents of gun control by seeming to make the possession of firearms contingent upon being a member of a state-regulated militia. The next part is cited by opponents of gun control as a guarantee of the individual's right to possess such weapons, since he can always be called to militia service. The Supreme Court has consistently ruled that there is no individual right to own a firearm. The Second Amendment was designed to allow states to defend themselves against a possible tyrannical national government. Now that the federal government has stealth bombers and nuclear weapons, it is hard to imagine what people would need to keep in the garage to serve that purpose."

Posted by Publicola at December 8, 2005 02:09 AM | TrackBack

Good grief. Well, thank goodness he's opposed to abortion; otherwise the man would be a supreme court justice.

Posted by: Thibodeaux at December 8, 2005 07:33 AM

Judge Bork said that?? This is disappointing...

Maybe I need to retract what I've been saying...

Posted by: Aakash at December 13, 2005 11:44 PM
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