Tuesday, November 29, 2016
I wish I was King
In a 1989 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the right of protesters to burn the United States flag with the late Justice Antonin Scalia siding with the 5-4 majority. He later said he based his ruling on a “textual” reading of the Constitution.
“If it were up to me, I would put in jail every sandal-wearing, scruffy-bearded weirdo who burns the American flag,” Scalia said in 2015 in Philadelphia. “But I am not king.”
Now if I, your humble corespondent, was King . . . my-oh-my, how things would be different.