A Supreme Court justice suggests it's time to return to the
basics of what the Constitution says.
Justice Antonin Scalia believes words in the U.S. Constitution
ought to be applied as the original writers intended (
see earlier story). Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel believes Scalia deserves a pat
on the back.
"I think Scalia is right on the money," Staver says.
"When Justice Scalia says that these cases regarding abortion and
homosexuality are easy cases, that's exactly what they are, because
the Constitution does not protect abortion or homosexuality. It's
very clear from the text and the history of the Constitution that
it's simply not a constitutional right."
Staver says those cases are "no-brainers." Yet there are those
who argue the country has evolved and old standards do not
"There's no way that we evolve away from the Constitution that
the people adopted," he insists.
"The only way that the Constitution is to be changed is by the
way the Constitution says it can be changed -- and that's through
the amendment process. And that's very difficult to do. It's not
changed by judges or by just simply five individuals who are placed
on a bench."
Staver points out that the Constitution is and always has been a
contract between the government and the citizens, and should not be
changed by "a third party that decides to rewrite it."