OK now I can't make my first (blank) post go away.
I'd like to know where he came up with the idea that we have 9 conservative justices (Ruth Bader Ginsburgh??). I also disagree in some ways with what he said about the bill of Rights. According to several things I've read (Amercian Creation, The Summer of 1787) the draft of the Constitution did not include a Bill of Rights because the writers either that it was unnecessarily obvious or they were afraid the government would think that the enumerated rights were the limit of all rights, hence the 9th and 10th amendments. He is correct in that it was included to get the Constitution ratified, the main opposition coming from people who thought it gave too much power to the central government.
I would like to point out that it was Al Gore who said the Constitution is a living breathing document. I disagree with that position precisely because of what happened during the Bush administration. The Constitution must be taken to mean what it says. If we don't like that we need to amend it.
I could tell you how they did that; but it would take a while and cause indigestion. Let us just say that legal training is a wonderful thing, it enables you to explain the unexplainable, defend the indefensible, and rationalize the irrational.
I'd like to hear what he has to say about Roe v Wade, I don't have access to any of his books. BTW, if there is some context definition of patriotism, I'd like to see that too. It's going to be a couple of days before I can get to the library.