Weary of ac­tivists

Orlando Sentinel - - OPINION -

Pres­i­dent Trump’s se­lec­tion of Brett Ka­vanaugh to re­place Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court should come as no sur­prise to any­one who paid at­ten­tion to Trump’s cam­paign two years ago.

Ra­tio­nal vot­ers have grown very weary of ac­tivist judges and jus­tices ren­der­ing screw­ball opin­ions in or­der to trans­form our form of govern­ment to some­thing other than the con­sti­tu­tional repub­lic that was rat­i­fied nearly 230 years ago. The pres­i­dent promised to do some­thing about it, and he is ful­fill­ing his prom­ise with the nom­i­na­tions of tex­tu­al­ist orig­i­nal­ists Jus­tice Neil Gor­such and now Brett Ka­vanaugh.

Most of us like the United States the way the Found­ing Fa­thers cre­ated it. We get in­censed at ex­ec­u­tive over­reach, con­gres­sional mal­prac­tice and judges who leg­is­late from the bench. Con­trary to what the pun­dits say, this is not about abor­tion or gay mar­riage. It’s about re­shap­ing the Supreme Court to re­turn to the way most Amer­i­cans have al­ways wanted it, a co-equal coun­ter­bal­ance to loony politi­cians on the right and left.

If they re­ally care about their po­lit­i­cal fu­ture and that of our coun­try, sen­a­tors on both sides had bet­ter think long and hard be­fore op­pos­ing the nom­i­na­tion of such a great ju­rist. That in­cludes Sen. Bill Nel­son, too.

Ge­orge W. Koehn

Win­ter Park

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