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Justice Antonin Scalia was talking to some Law Students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and urged them to start an "Revolt" if their taxes go up. Yeah, that's good advice for a group in Law School! Justice Scalia seems to think he is back in Pre-Revolution Pre-TeaParty 'Merica. He must have learned history in the same school as Sarah Palin. He's no George Washington, that's for sure. But Scalia is definitely revolting.
During an event at the University of Tennessee’s law school on Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested to the capacity crowd that perhaps they should revolt against the U.S government if their taxes ever get too high.
During a question and answer part of the event, a student asked Scalia about the constitutionality of a federal income tax. Scalia assured the questioner that the tax was in fact permissible by the constitution, but added that if it ever became too high, “perhaps you should revolt.”
The remark, first reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel, has become a common rhetorical flourish for conservatives nationwide during the Obama presidency.
From Talking Points Memo
"You're entitled to criticize the government, and you can use words, you can use symbols, you can use telegraph, you can use Morse code, you can burn a flag," he told the students.
Scalia also said that he and other justices do not let politics influence their decisions, and that he believes that the U.S. Constitution is a fixed law.
"The Constitution is not a living organism for Pete’s sake,” he said. "It's a law. It means what it meant when it was adopted."
Scalia is a partisan hack who is serving a lifetime appointment on the highest court in the land. He may be the worst Supreme Court justice in the history of the nation, and now he is calling for people to disobey their government.
Antonin Scalia has got to go.
~ Jason Easley, PoliticusUSA
At what point does a Supreme Court justice agitating for a seeming violent revolution and calling on law students to put faith above state not make people wonder if we are (at least) tip-toeing around the line that is called 'treasonous'.
Imagine if the Dixie Chicks went on stage and called for a revolution against the US government over any issue..
~ tmservo433 on Dail Kos
So, lesson for all you kids and Tea Party delinquents out there: If you don’t like the law, just protest it with signs and symbols, or revolt against your country. But when it comes to voting and elections, or deciding our leaders and laws for ourselves, just leave all that up to your Supreme Court overlords. Wingnuts know best?
~ The Daily Banter
Something about "treason" This is so awful. No words to explain...A justice of the Supreme Court talking this way...
~ StuartG on Democratic Underground
I'm cool with Scalia's call for revolt, as long as he first up against the wall.
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) April 20, 2014
Justice #Scalia tells law students they should revolt if #taxes get too high. #Maddow was right....Scalia is a troll. http://t.co/bHGlpZIbEw
— Nazanin (@NazaninSF) April 20, 2014
Justice Scalia's comments about revolting reminded me of this Mel Brooks line: https://t.co/6Z5P9DzsZI cc: @jswatz
— Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) April 20, 2014
#Scalia tells us, revolt over high taxes http://t.co/7jhyMZW1SD What say we revolt over Bush v Gore and all your pigheaded SCOTUS decisions!
— gary corcoran (@gary_p_corcoran) April 20, 2014