You’ve Seen One Frenchman, You’ve Seen Them All

Sunday, March 22, 2009 \PM\.\Sun\.

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Apparently, hattip to Gateway Pundit, our President isn’t sure who the President of France is since he sent a note to former French President Chirac, and Sumo I do hope you are fully recovered, with this sentiment in it:   ‘I am certain that we will be able to work together, in the coming four years, in a spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world.’  The current President of France is not amused.

For the benefit of any Obama staffer who may come across this, the current President of France is Sarkozy.  Your boss has had his picture taken with him.  He has a supermodel new wife.  There are no poodle bite mark scars on him.  There, never let it be said that I am unwilling to help the new administration!

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Chaput Continues Telling Truth Out of Season

Sunday, March 22, 2009 \PM\.\Sun\.

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Archbishop Chaput has made a remarkable series of speeches recently and they can be found here.  All deserve to be read by all Catholics in this country who are concerned about our Faith and the US.  His speech of February 24, 2009 in Toronto has been subject to analysis here at American Catholic in this post.

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Scalia on Stare Decisis and Roe

Sunday, March 22, 2009 \AM\.\Sun\.

Hattip to the ever eagle eyed Jay Anderson at Pro Ecclesia.   Justice Antonin Scalia on stare decisis and Roe.  By the way, Scalia’s low estimate of Roe as a legal opinion is pretty nearly universal in the legal world.  Liberal attorneys and judges, even though they support abortion on demand, will frequently agree in private, and sometimes in public, that Roe was a shoddy piece of legal work, and that Harry Blackmun, the author of Roe, was a poor excuse for a jurist.  This of course does not prevent them from supporting Roe since they approve of the result, but it does mean that all of the many cases following Roe are based on an intellectually, and of course constitutionally, rotten foundation.  We can see this in the opinions that strain to make sense of Roe, which, as Judge Bork famously noted, is completely devoid of legal argument.

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