Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is heard questioning whether compromise between the left and right is possible in a conversation posted on social media Monday. The conservative justice is also heard agreeing with a woman who says the United States should return “to a place of godliness.”

The audio was posted on X by liberal filmmaker Lauren Windsor. She said it was recorded at the Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual dinner last week.

“One side or the other is going to win,” Alito said. “There can be a way of working, a way of living together peacefully, but it’s difficult, you know, because there are differences on fundamental things that really can’t be compromised.”

Windsor then told Alito: “I think that the solution really is like winning the moral argument. Like, people in this country who believe in God have got to keep fighting for that, to return our country to a place of godliness.”

“I agree with you,” Alito responded.

  • @meleecrits
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    141 month ago

    The solution to the paradox of tolerance is looking at it as a social contract. If one person tries to use your tolerance to violate your, or others rights, they are no longer protected by the agreement and do not get to benefit from it.

    I wish I could find the article about it, but I can’t seem to find it now. Sorry.

    • Todd Bonzalez
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      61 month ago

      It’s simple to answer “Do you owe respect to someone else’s beliefs?”

      Just ask, “Do they respect my beliefs?”. There’s your answer.