Judge Robert Bork: He gave us more than a word

Former federal judge, U.S. solicitor general and acting attorney general Robert Bork, has died at age 85.

Judge Bork, a  brilliant legal scholar was a conservative who endured the slings and arrows of a viciously coordinated attack from the left during his senate confirmation hearing. He was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court  by President Ronald Reagan in 1987.

The term “Borking” came to describe the savage process to which the Democrats subjected Reagan’s Supreme Court nominee.

“The highest court in our land will not enjoy the services of one of the finest men every put forward for a place on its bench,” Reagan said after Bork’s defeat. “Judge Bork will be vindicated in history.”

A prolific writer, his best selling 1996 book, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, exposed the radicalism that undergirds liberalism, identifying how it has become the major contributing factor in America’s  social, cultural, and political decline.

Here is Robert Bork being interviewed in 2009 by Eugene Meyer, president of the Federalist Society, on his book, “A Time to Speak.” The book is a collection of Judge Bork’s writings over the past four decades.  Click on the You Tube link to view.

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7 Responses to Judge Robert Bork: He gave us more than a word

  1. State Committeeman says:

    How well I remember that hideous senate judiciary hearing. The assault against Judge Bork was the turning point for me in reevaluating my Democrat registration. I was in college and was actually an officer with the campus College Dems. I became a Republican after watching the assault led by the hypocritical Chappaquiddick murderer Ted Kennedy. It was a move I have never regretted.

  2. eubykdisop says:

    Had we had Bork, instead of Justice Kennedy, the striking down of sodomy laws, which has led to homosexual “marriage”, would probably not have happened.

    Let us not forget that while the Pinkos blocked Bork, some so called “Republicans”, like Lindsey Graham, voted for BOTH Kagan AND Sotomayor. The Republican party has become “Progressive Lite”.

    • Maggie says:

      How right you are, euby, on both counts!

      On another note, I’ve missed seeing your very informative comments the last few days. Your absence made me realize how much I learn from you. This is a case in point!

      • eubykdisop says:

        Aw, thanks, Maggie! That’s very sweet of you and much appreciated. We all learn from each other. God set it up that way! No one knows it all except Him!

  3. Kathy says:

    Judge Bork a great man with a great mind. God Bless him, he’s gone home.

  4. eubykdisop says:

    Amen to that, Kathy!

  5. Westnash says:

    RIP. Those that followed him in confirmation hearings saw that it was better to say nothing and get confirmed instead of speaking from their heart and running into a buzz saw. Each of the three females on the court are more liberal than Bork was conservative, but they got there and Robert got Borked.

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