Billionaire businessman and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump recently sat down for a wide-ranging interview with renowned author, columnist and political pundit Cal Thomas.
At one point in the interview, of which a transcript has been posted online, Thomas asked Trump about his views regarding the Constitution, that is, if it is malleable and changeable, or pretty much set in stone.
“There are two views of the Constitution. There are those who believe in a living Constitution that should align the document to the spirit of the age and opinion polls and there are others like the late Justice Antonin Scalia who believed it was settled law and should be a guide for how the country is run,” Thomas said, asking, “Which side are you on?”
Trump simply replied, “I’m on Scalia’s side 100 percent. His death was a tremendous loss.”
Justice Scalia’s death was indeed a tremendous loss for both our country and jurisprudence as a whole.
Sadly, there will likely never be another strict constitutional constructionist quite like Scalia. That said, there are some judges who would follow Scalia’s example of using the Constitution as settled law and a guide for the country.
Thankfully, the list of potential judges who could be nominated to the Supreme Court by a President Trump included those kinds of judges, which is a good sign that Trump would at least attempt to return the constitutional spirit of Scalia to the high court.
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