The Hysterical Left, and Neil Gorsuch

w1056-4I seem to have developed some form of flu. It’s rather distracting, so a short one today.

In any case, I think Melanie is on to quite a lot here. It was an instructive year, as I watched (and participated in) as Britain discovered the words of the American founders to urge on the Brexit forces, and then, in turn, support us as we elected Trump. It was indeed an Anglosphere effort.

 

I too was moved when Mrs. May said in Philadelphia what is so often said here. Britain (and especially England) and America have built the modern world in all its freedom. And what we are hearing now is what can only be described in Hollywood terms, “To crush your enemies — See them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!”

It’s not over, not by a long shot, but I think, on both sides of the pond, we have turned a corner, and at last conservatives are fighting back, not merely better managing the decline.

And yes, there is something about that English accent. At least for this American guy. 🙂

[Added] And speaking of Mrs. May, question time in the House was quite a scene. She increasingly reminds me of Maggie Thatcher (and that is the highest praise I can offer a British Prime Minister).


c3h1m-kvuae7_imThen there is the news we have been waiting, Trumps first pick for the Supreme Court. Well, one problem with Trump is overuse of superlatives, but Gorsuch is simply awesome. Probably as good as Scalia, and in some areas perhaps even better. As near as I can tell (not my field) there simply is no downside to him, heck he even looks the part. I can’t see the hook the Democrats can use to derail this, other than hysteria, of course. But I think America has had just about enough of that nonsense, and 2018 is coming. Here’s a sample from Judge Gorsuch.

…judges should instead strive (if humanly and so imperfect- ly) to apply the law as it is, focusing backward, not forward, and looking to text, structure, and history to decide what a reasonable reader at the time of the events in question would have understood the law to be— not to decide cases based on their own moral convictions or the policy consequences they believe might serve society best. As Justice Scalia put it, “[i]f you’re going to be a good and faithful judge, you have to resign yourself to the fact that you’re not always going to like the con- clusions you reach. If you like them all the time, you’re probably doing something wrong.”

For a lot of us, the Supreme Court had a lot to do with who we voted for, for President. I think our trust has been repaid. And since he’s only about 50, he may well be there for almost a generation. If so, he’ll do much to secure our legacy.

 

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10 Responses to The Hysterical Left, and Neil Gorsuch

  1. bydesign001 says:

    Sorry to learn that you have the flu, Dave. This year’s flu is a rather nasty strain. Please just turn off the news (not that you’re in the mood right now anyway), lay back and relax. Get well soon.

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    • NEO says:

      Just a light dose, fortunately! Like I said distracting, not disabling! 🙂

      Good advice in any case, Denise.

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  2. Indeed May sounds good, but she led the British vote in the negative with the last UN vote towards Israel! This is always the basic problem with the so-called British conservative party, they say one thing, but really do another! And May has a long way to go to catch the Iron Lady!

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    • NEO says:

      I still think that was a slip in the FO. But the Tories do have that problem, although not nearly as bad as Labour.

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  3. the unit says:

    Yeah, I’ve read that he’s a good choice to my way of thinking.
    First article I saw was at Denver Post. It was “Everything You Need To Know About Neil Gorsuch.” Just about every MSM had a title like that. I skimmed them a bit.
    All I needed to know for now is that Obama or Hillary didn’t appoint him. Hope he doesn’t disappoint… or get too chummy with Roberts. 🙂
    And oh, get to feeling better!

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, to both. Rather Scalia like it seems. I think that a good thing. Now when I quit doing bathroom sprints and get some sleep, I’ll be fine, and it seems to be getting there. 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        Yeah. For now…don’t look a gift-Gorsuch in the mouth. That’s from the horses mouth. Trump knows an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And that makes him worth one’s salt.
        I’m grateful.
        If you was runnin’ relay instead of sprints, you could hand-off to another. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Good points!

          True, but I doubt they’d like receiving. 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Well, in times like this… you like the French… 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Indeed so. 🙂

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