Game Of Ids

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

A colleague is worried that confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will make it too Catholic, too Harvard, too Elite.  The justices won’t understand what the people want, won’t deliver rulings to their expectations, the public won’t accept them.  We need a more diverse court, one more in touch with common people, to better understand their concerns.

I dunno – we have a Wise Latina, a Lesbian, a Black, a Jew, a Protestant and some Catholics.  We have men and women, old and young.  We have legal scholars who delve deep into the history of the nation to divine the intent of the Founders, and people who march in lock-step with the prevailing Liberal orthodoxy of the day.  I think we’re doing okay, diversity-wise.  Trump should get to put whoever he wants on the court.  Elections have consequences, remember?

I’d be a lot more sympathetic if I believed the concern would be as strong were a white male Catholic Harvard-educated Liberal to be nominated.  Somehow, I suspect the argument would be exactly reversed: we need the best and brightest on the court, wise philosopher-kings to tell us what the law ought to be, not a bunch of grubby middlemen haggling for their special interest groups.

SCOTUS nomination fights expose the id of both parties.

I like our id better than their id, to be honest.

But then, that’s one of the reasons I foresook liberalism in the first place.

4 thoughts on “Game Of Ids

  1. Ha! Nice take, JD.

    I wonder how worried your friend was about a liberal ( bordering on socialist), Catholic VP? Had Shillary won, would the Executive Branch been “too Catholic” for him?

  2. If a Lefty really wants to be consistent about their concerns that SCOTUS isn’t diverse enough, than they should really worry that there are too many lawyers on the bench.

  3. Merrick Garland, nominated by President Obama to fill Scalia’s seat, is a white male Harvard lawyer, but he was acceptable to Liberals. Because he’s not Catholic, he’s Jewish? Are we seeing the return of the Know-Nothing Party, a longing for the Penal Act?

  4. It occurs to me that the guy Kavanaugh is set to replace is also a Catholic Hahvid grad, but the left liked him, at least about half the time.

    Personally, I’d like to see a little less diversity on the court, starting with fewer people who view the Constitution as a living document that can be conformed to their whims, but that’s just me.

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