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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 26 of Princeton’s Stephen Macedo’s 1986 monograph The New Right v. the Constitution; (by “New Right” Macedo means those many American conservatives – such as Robert Bork – who, being so appalled by the unprincipled activist jurisprudence of especially the Warren Court, overreacted by insisting that judges should read the U.S. Constitution narrowly as a document that gives legislative majorities enormous powers over a vast range of issues – powers the exercise of which ought only under the rarest of circumstances be challenged by judges in light of the Constitution):

There was probably nothing in politics that the founding generation was more certain of than the existence of natural rights.