Judicial activism as we observe it today is part of the unconstrained vision. We have Ruth Bader Ginsberg openly calling on the precedents of international laws to settle issues in the Untied States Supreme Court. You have a long history of new rights carved out of the imaginations of the liberal justices. Sowell describes it thus,
“Yet those who argue for deliberate law making through judicial activism do so not on the basis of having a democratic majority, even in a given generation, but rather on having an intellectually and morally superior process for decision making.” p. 54We need to understand that there are elites in the world who think they know what is best for us and want to limit our options. They do this in a genuine belief in their own wisdom and our lack of same. This is the big issue at stake in the current confirmation battle over Bret Kavanaugh. The progressives are concerned that he will interpret the Constitution as it is written instead of the way that the liberals want us to understand it. The unconstrained vision believes that some people are so pure and superior that they will make the right choices.
The midterm elections are coming. Ponder what kind of Supreme Court you want and vote accordingly.
Sowell, Thomas, A Conflict of Visions, New York: Basic Books, 2007.
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