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Modernity, the child of the Enlightenment, failed when it became apparent that the good society cannot be achieved by unaided reason. Robert Bork#Achieved 56
Robert Bork#Achieved 56
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#Assumes 46
Robert Bork#Assumes 46
It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel. Robert Bork#Deal 41
Robert Bork#Deal 41
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#Chaos 41
Robert Bork#Chaos 41
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#change 32
Robert Bork#change 32
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#Achievement 19
Robert Bork#Achievement 19
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#Constitutional 18
Robert Bork#Constitutional 18
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#Atheism 17
Robert Bork#Atheism 17
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#Basic 14
Robert Bork#Basic 14
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#Equality 14
Robert Bork#Equality 14
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