President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, of the DC Circuit, to the Supreme Court, and “within seconds” Democracy for America called him a reactionary ideologue.
DfA, without correction from the Progressive-Democrats of Congress, or anyone else on the left, also has foretold Kavanaugh’s confirmation would
directly lead to the deaths of countless women with the dismantling of abortion rights.
Even taking the manufactured hysteria seriously, it’s instructive here as an aside (of no small size) to consider that the Left worries about the risks to grown, adult women who make the conscious choice to run a risk, but they care not a red sou for the deaths of countless babies who cannot speak for themselves and for whom the Left insists no one should so speak.
That the Progressive-Democrats’ opposition to the Kavanaugh nomination has nothing to do with principled disagreement with how the man might adjudicate cases and everything to do with naked politics is further illustrated by a fund-raising email House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) sent Monday. In it she wrote that [emphasis added]
she is “determined to avenge President Obama if it’s the last thing I do” by preemptively opposing President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee….
All of this is confirmation of the Progressive-Democrats’ view of the Constitution. That core of our nationhood is just something to be modified at will by unelected judges—so long as they’re properly selected by Progressive-Democrats. It’s Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s “living” constitution.
Or, as a journolist put it more bluntly,
[The constitution] has no binding power on anything. …the text is confusing because it was written more than a hundred years ago….
Never mind that there’s nothing at all reactionary in a judge upholding the Constitution. That’s what his oath of office enjoins him to do. On the other hand, a judge modifying the Constitution to fit a personal view of social justice is rank judicial activism—and a violation of his oath of office.