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41 Bork Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel.
When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions made in a statute are legitimate and which are not, he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation, because all legislation makes distinctions.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions made in a statute are
Conservatives ... may decide to join the game and seek activist judges with conservative views. Should that come to pass, those who have tempted the courts to political judging will have gained nothing for themselves but will have destroyed a great and essential institution ... There are only two sides. Either the Constitution and statutes are law, which means their principles are known and control judges, or they are malleable texts that judges may rewrite to see that particular groups or political causes win.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: Conservatives ... may decide to join the game and seek activist judges with conservative views.
Robert Bork, at opening of Judiciary hearings:
How should a judge go about finding the law? The only legitimate way, in my opinion, is by attempting to discern what those who made the law intended ...
As I wrote in an opinion for our court, the judge's responsibility is to discern how the framers' values, defined in the context of the world they knew, apply in the world we know.
If a judge abandons intentions as his guide, there is no law available to him, and he begins to legislate a social agenda for the American people. That goes well beyond his powers..
Joe Biden Bork Sayings By Joe Biden: Robert Bork, at opening of Judiciary hearings:How should a judge go about finding the law?
An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is
If conservatives come to control the White House and both Houses of Congress, there will be very little change in Hollywood, the network evening news, universities, church bureaucracies, the New York Times, or the Washington Post. Institutions that are overwhelmingly left-liberal will continue to misinform the public and distort public discourse.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: If conservatives come to control the White House and both Houses of Congress, there will
The American press is extraordinarily free and vigorous, as it should be. It should be, not because it is free of inaccuracy, oversimplification and bias, but because the alternative to that freedom is worse than those failings.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: The American press is extraordinarily free and vigorous, as it should be. It should be,
One man's larceny is another's just distribution of goods.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: One man's larceny is another's just distribution of goods.
The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review; and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court
By depriving the charged person of any defenses [the rulings] mean that sexual dalliance, however voluntarily engaged in, becomes harassment whenever an employee sees fit, after the fact, so to characterize it.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: By depriving the charged person of any defenses [the rulings] mean that sexual dalliance, however
Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely another way of describing the basic American plan: representative democracy.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely another way of describing the basic
[The] National Rifle Association is always arguing that the Second Amendment determines the right to bear arms. But I think it really is the people's right to bear arms in a militia. The NRA thinks it protects their right to have Teflon-coated bullets. But that's not the original understanding.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: [The] National Rifle Association is always arguing that the Second Amendment determines the right to
I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools,
One evening at a hotel in New York I flipped around the television channels. Suddenly there on the public access channel was a voluptuous young woman, naked, her body oiled, writhing on the floor while fondling herself intimately ... I watched for some time
riveted by the sociological significance of it all.
Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: One evening at a hotel in New York I flipped around the television channels. Suddenly
The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and
[The current governing judicial philosophy is:] If you want something passionately enough, it is guaranteed by the Constitution. No need to fiddle around gathering votes from recalcitrant citizens.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: [The current governing judicial philosophy is:] If you want something passionately enough, it is guaranteed
The right to procreate is not guaranteed, explicitly or implicitly, by the Constitution.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: The right to procreate is not guaranteed, explicitly or implicitly, by the Constitution.
Modernity, the child of the Enlightenment, failed when it became apparent that the good society cannot be achieved by unaided reason.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: Modernity, the child of the Enlightenment, failed when it became apparent that the good society
Americans revere both the Constitution and an independent Court that applies the document's provisions. The Court has done many excellent things in our history, and few people are willing to see its power broken. The difficulty with all proposals to respond to the Court when it behaves unconstitutionally is that they would create a power to destroy the Court's essential work as well.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: Americans revere both the Constitution and an independent Court that applies the document's provisions. The
Now, however, the educational system has become the weapon of choice for modern liberals in their project of dismantling American culture.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: Now, however, the educational system has become the weapon of choice for modern liberals in
There can be no doubt that the systematic hostility of the courts to religion has lowered the prestige of religion in the public mind.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: There can be no doubt that the systematic hostility of the courts to religion has
As government regulations grow slowly, we become used to the harness. Habit is a powerful force, and we no longer feel as intensely as we once would have [the] constriction of our liberties that would have been utterly intolerable a mere half century ago.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: As government regulations grow slowly, we become used to the harness. Habit is a powerful
She [Justice Sandra Day O'Connor], unlike, Judge Bork, did not think that being on the court would be an "intellectual feast," to quote Judge [Robert Heron] Bork.Joe Biden Bork Sayings By Joe Biden: She [Justice Sandra Day O'Connor], unlike, Judge Bork, did not think that being on the
There is no single grand strategy. Just as the New Left abandoned an overarching program and became a series of like-minded groups advancing area by area, so it must counterattacked area by area.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: There is no single grand strategy. Just as the New Left abandoned an overarching program
Under the First Amendment's prohibition of the establishment of religion, the Court has steadily made religion a matter for the private individual by driving it out of the public arena.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: Under the First Amendment's prohibition of the establishment of religion, the Court has steadily made
As the courts keep pushing religion out of sight, the press either ignores it or treats it as some sort of emotional affliction. It is hardly any wonder that religion slowly loses its grip on the popular mind.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: As the courts keep pushing religion out of sight, the press either ignores it or
When a judge goes beyond [his proper function] and reads entirely new values into the Constitution, values the framers and ratifiers did not put there, he deprives the people of their liberty. That liberty, which the Constitution clearly envisions, is the liberty of the people to set their own social agenda through the process of democracy.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: When a judge goes beyond [his proper function] and reads entirely new values into the
In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality
The First Amendment is about how we govern ourselves - not about how we titillate ourselves sexually.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: The First Amendment is about how we govern ourselves - not about how we titillate
I was thinking of resigning since I did not want to be perceived as a man who did the president's bidding to save my job. I have had some time to think about it since. I think I did the right thing.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: I was thinking of resigning since I did not want to be perceived as a
Arlen Specter is the man who voted in favor of Bill Clinton during impeachment, voted against Robert Bork for the Supreme Court, voted against school choice for the District of Columbia, endorses an absolutist interpretation of abortion rights. He is bright and he is tough and he belongs elsewhere.William F. Buckley Jr. Bork Sayings By William F. Buckley Jr.: Arlen Specter is the man who voted in favor of Bill Clinton during impeachment, voted
The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential
No church that panders to the zeitgeist deserves respect, and very shortly it will not get respect, except from those who find it politically useful, and that is less respect than disguised contempt.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: No church that panders to the zeitgeist deserves respect, and very shortly it will not
Reporters treat religion as beneath mention, as personally distasteful, or as a clear and present threat to the American way of life.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: Reporters treat religion as beneath mention, as personally distasteful, or as a clear and present
A nations moral life is, of course, the foundation of its culture.Robert H. Bork Bork Sayings By Robert H. Bork: A nations moral life is, of course, the foundation of its culture.
A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos
No activity that society thinks immoral is victimless. Knowledge that an activity is taking place is a harm to those who find it profoundly immoral.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: No activity that society thinks immoral is victimless. Knowledge that an activity is taking place
Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their
Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion, which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion, which it then validates
I thought it had a very compelling opening, and after a couple of pages, I had that feeling of 'I'm in good hands,' and eager to see where this is going. I felt lots of intrigue, stakes, and conflict right from the outset, with a clear, terse writing style that drew me in right away.
--Erik Bork, Emmy Award winning screenwriter, Band of Brothers.
Robert Child Bork Sayings By Robert Child: I thought it had a very compelling opening, and after a couple of pages, I
Radical feminism is the most destructive and fanatical movement to come down to us from the Sixties. This is a revolutionary, not a reformist, movement, and it is meeting with considerable success. Totalitarian in spirit, it is deeply antagonistic to traditional Western culture and proposes the complete restructuring of society, morality, and human nature.Robert Bork Bork Sayings By Robert Bork: Radical feminism is the most destructive and fanatical movement to come down to us from