Tuesday, October 18, 2011
You might remember Robert Bork from his weird beard and failed attempt to become a Supreme Court justice, but he's back in 2011 as the co-chair of Mitt Romney's “Justice Advisory Committee," whatever that means.
Still as wacky and controversial as ever, if you enjoy curbs on non-political free speech and think women probably should stop complaining about discrimination already, you'll love Bork's influence on the Republican frontrunner:
How about the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment? Does he still think it shouldn’t apply to women?
“Yeah,” he answers. “I think I feel justified by the fact ever since then, the Equal Protection Clause kept expanding in ways that cannot be justified historically, grammatically, or any other way. Women are a majority of the population now—a majority in university classrooms and a majority in all kinds of contexts. It seems to me silly to say, ‘Gee, they’re discriminated against and we need to do something about it.’ They aren’t discriminated against anymore.”