television, Justices Thomas and Scalia “lavishly”
praise colleagues whom Curt Levey suggests are nightmarish. My latest article explains and documents why oral public accolades
by the best justices for the worst are not only unwarranted but refuted by
their own written opinions.
Repeatedly in writing, Justices Thomas and Scalia have questioned the integrity
of their colleagues; and accused them of arrogance, lawlessness, license,
illegitimate abuse of power, basing decisions on no more than their own
personal values, contempt for the Constitution, sowing confusion rather than
providing clarity, hypocritically pretending to defend the weak against the
powerful while actually favoring the powerful at the expense of the weak,
protecting inconsequential expression while disdaining the heart of the
first amendment, poisonous and
pernicious racism and sexism, belief in black inferiority, jeopardizing the
lives of good innocent people in order to save the lives of the most vicious
and depraved, placing the welfare of terrorists above the lives of soldiers
combatting them, mandating infanticide (the barbaric killing of human
children), and numerous other sins.
are very strange criteria for “good … honest … fabulous” justices.
If it is unrealistic
to expect Thomas and Scalia to criticize sharply in public those with whom they
must work, cordial interpersonal
working relationships surely do not require going to the opposite extreme. Even if it
would be inappropriate to be publicly negative about other justices, there is
no reason to give lay people the impression that rabid leftist judicial
ideologues are fantastic rather than destructive. Facing the grave threat of losing even the current sometime constitutionalist Supreme Court majority, this can only lend legitimacy to and encourage the judicial arrogance, dishonesty and abuse of power against which Scalia and Thomas repeatedly have protested in writing.
If total calamity is to be averted, conservatives
must effectively educate the public about dangers posed by extremist liberal judicial activism. Robert Bork was defeated by
vicious lies. Leftist fanatics should be defeated by the little-known media-buried truth.
My article provides an easily understood review
of the Scalia-Thomas catalog of shocking truths.
See SSRN or here
(with links), and here
Labels: Activism, affirmative action, death penalty, Justice Scalia, Justice Thomas, media bias, Supreme Court