political quotes - US Constitution
(Or v.v.) "You can't say this is a good decision, a good court, simply because you like the result."
(verified) [Judge Scalia, discussing judging judges, striving to interpret laws fairly, C-SPAN]
"What the Constitution does, those provisions that guarantee individual rights,
it takes certain matters out of the background rule of democracy, which is, the majority rules.
The majority won't rule about freedom of speech, [..]"
(verified) [Judge Scalia, discussing text-book he wrote, PBS]
"We're governed by the laws Congress enacts,
not by the unexpressed intent of whoever wrote them.
We shouldn't be worried about their [Congress's] intent,
we should be worried about what was promulgated [from Congress] to the people."
(verified) [Judge Scalia, discussing text-book he wrote, Hoover Institute, 2012]
"We have a wonderful thing [US Constitution] here.
I truly believe it can't continue if we simply turn over so much of the
democratic self-governance, which is what makes us great, to unelected judges."
(verified) [Judge Scalia, Hoover Institute, 2009]