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1/ In an exchange with some religious authorities of his day (Pharisees), Jesus was accused of breaking Jewish law about the Sabbath when he and his disciples were picking grain.
2/ His response included the assertion that "the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath" (Mk 2:27). In other words, God does not come up with laws and then create humans to keep them. God creates humans, then guards their well-being with things like Sabbath observance.
3/ This is one context in which I think about the problems of the #Originalism of people like #AmyConeyBarrett. It is something of a Pharisaic approach to the #Constitution, as if people exist to serve the interests of the Constitution rather than the other way around.
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As a doctor, it's beyond bizarre to see a potential #SCOTUS justice say she'll make decisions about healthcare (eg, denying it to millions) based on #Originalism-what she thinks people in the 1700s would have intended. How different was medicine back then? Read on... (1/11)
In the 18th century, barber-surgeons were still doing blood letting, a common (deadly) practice that gave rise to the barber pole with red & white stripes representing bandages & blood. It'd be 11 yrs before surgeons would separate from barbers & perform medical procedures (2/11)
The 1st vaccine wasn't developed until 1799 (smallpox). Does Judge Barrett support #Medicaid covering the routine immunization of kids against deadly diseases? Would she oppose @realDonaldTrump providing a coronavirus vaccine to us, even tho the founders would be confused? (3/11)
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1/17 A thread: Why LGBT employees win in the Title VII cases if a textualist methodology is applied (and even most originalist ones too). #textualism #originalism #LGBT #TitleVII
2/17 Many people seem to assume that the application of textualism and originalism necessarily leads to politically conservative results, and thus would lead to a loss in the LGBT Title VII cases. This is not true.
3/17 Indeed, in the case of the Title VII LGBT rights cases, following a principled textualist methodology would necessarily result in a pro-LGBT result.
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(1) Live tweeting the swearing in of Justice Kavanaugh, October 6, 2018.

The White House and then the Supreme Court will host the two ceremonies necessary for the Justice to take his seat on Monday.

#ThankYouSenators #GodBlessAmerica #Originalism ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš–๏ธ
(2) Brett M. Kavanaugh will soon be the 102nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the USA. He has earned this highest honor throughout his life, inspired by his trailblazing mother, Judge Martha Kavanaugh.

His title for these few hours is Associate Justice Designate.
(3) This statement from the Supreme Court explains the two ceremonies:
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(1) I #resisted following the March for Our post-birth Lives but some of the photos are too good not to share. In this one, a proud American NRA member who happens to be black peacefully protests the idiocy. Arguably, he has more at stake than most of the kids marching.
(2) If given the chance, I can make a very strong case for African Americans and "people of color" benefiting from this administration more than other groups. But the Left isn't interested in hearing it and resorts immediately to the expired race card.
(3) As @Dloesch is constantly telling us, black males are one of the groups, if not the group, most affected by gun homicides, especially in certain large cities, that have coincidentally been held by Democrats for many decades, and are supposed gun free zones (aka killing zones)
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(1) New year, new #PhotoThread.

Enjoy seeing Team Trump in action and please RT to share the love.๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
The previous thread ran from Dec 18 to 29:

Info & links to 16 other photos threads since June 2017:โ€ฆ
(2) POTUS stopped to troll the media after playing golf with members of the USCG at Trump International Golf Course, West Palm Beach, FL.
(3) USCG members in West Palm Beach with their Commander in Chief.
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