The intellectually mediocre Stephen Breyer is currently a United States Supreme Court justice. This man is a quintessential example of Harvard University’s vastly overrated status. I personally consider the school to be something of an intellectual whore house. Oh well, take a look at the following:
"I tend to emphasize purpose and consequences," said Breyer, who was nominated for the high court by President Clinton. "Others emphasize language, a more literal reading of the text, history and tradition — believing that those help you reach a more objective answer."
Common sense dictates that Stephen Breyer is advocates legislating from the bench. He is implicitly saying that our Founding Fathers essentially wasted everybody’s time creating the American Constitution. This glorious document should be taken with a huge grain of salt and not perceived as the determining factor in how we interpret our laws. Breyer fails to realize that once you have opted to emphasize “purpose and consequences” over the actual wording of texts---all hell breaks out. This is how logically indefensible decisions like Griswold vs. Connecticut and Roe vs. Wade come about. One’s concept of morality is all that matters. The will of the voters is of no importance. We are to be ruled by an imperial judiciary.