Weary of activists
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