Jules Crittenden enlightens us on the kind of empathy that might be very desirable in a Supreme Court justice:
I’d add that President Obama seems bent on packing the court with people who never had children, and would suggest that if you haven’t had your sleep disturbed for years on end; haven’t subjugated everything in your life to someone else’s interests … as opposed to subjugating everything to your career interests … and never changed a diaper except, say, as a boutique experience; if you haven’t seen your hopes and dreams grow up, charge off in their own direction and start talking back to you; if you haven’t dealt with abuse of authority and human rights issues sometimes encountered in dealings with obtuse school officials, class bullies and town sports leagues; then there’s a high risk your understanding of life may be somewhat … academic.
It’s a humbling experience, parenthood. As well as an inspiring one that gives life meaning. It also, as a friend of mine once put it, makes you sane. Even while it drives you crazy. Put another way, it’s part of the maturation thing.
Bingo. And maybe the usual parenthood experience, complete with ultrasound images, heartbeats, and the transcendent miracle of childbirth, would inspire some empathy for that voiceless, most "disadvantaged" person of all, so "gloriously" disregarded by judicial activism. From George Neumayr's must-read on Elena Kagan's view of the Constitution:
deeply frustrated by their lack of access to Kagan. The interview on the White House website, done by a WH staffer, doesn't count.
Quoting Marshall with approval in her law review eulogy, she makes it clear that she considers the phony living Constitution to be a glorious substitute for the real one. Hence, the Constitution now "contains a great deal to be proud of," as Marshall put it. Michelle Obama couldn't have said it better. For the first time in his life, Thurgood Marshall was proud of his Constitution: "[B]ut the credit does not belong to the Framers. It belongs to those who refused to acquiesce in outdated notions of 'liberty,' 'justice,' and 'equality,' and who strived to better them," Kagan quotes him as saying.
As if any reader could have missed Marshall's egotistical claim, Kagan punctuates it with the praise: "The credit, in other words, belongs to people like Justice Marshall." Kagan called his baldly unconstitutional view of the Supreme Court's role a "thing of glory."
Tens of millions of unborn babies have died under this "thing of glory." America is turning into a mindless, Godless, socialist mess because of this "thing of glory." Yet these out-of-control narcissists still claim a monopoly on justice and wise government. They alone will protect the "despised and disadvantaged," which Marshall invented out of thin air as the court's mandate.
And by the way, I don't get how a photo of Kagan playing softball says anything about her sexual preferences, which are none of our business as long as she chooses to keep them a private matter and declines to exploit the issue for political purposes.
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