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I interrupt your [quiet] Sunday morning with a short message (make sure your volume is up):
An Instapundit summary of “important” but not “very good” news items about the Joe Biden presidency includes this:
…Biden’s centrist facade got him in the door, and now the liberal hordes are taking over his administration. On Friday, the White House announced a commission to study the idea of packing the Supreme Court, an idea that would constitute a partisan assault on the judiciary as we know it and erode the rule of law. …
Additional reading on the subject can be found here:
…what’s really turning the entire thing into a joke is who is actually on the commission. Estimates put it at about 75-80% left-leaning as far as personalities, and other than four names, the rest appear to be academics…
One of those academics is Laurence Tribe, a certified nutjob…
In short, Tribe is a moron. That he’s on this “reform” commission shows just how big of a joke it actually is. Further, it shows just how unimpressive our academic elites are. …
Note that this 75-80 percent left-leaning body will be constantly touted as bipartisan, a clear distortion and bastardization of the language that one would think might bother those who use words for a living…or at least those who care about truth.
I look forward to additional language-killing moments when Team Biden uses the output of these tools to justify real court-packing as equivalent to what Republicans did under Trump. (Expect more deafening silence from the faux-Right when that happens.)
In related news, I made a pass through American Individualism by Herbert Hoover in my morning reading. I give you this from the introduction by George Nash:
In September 1933 [Hoover] told a close friend: “The impending battle in this country obviously will be between a properly regulated individualism (which I have always expounded as ‘American Individualism’) and sheer socialism. That, directly or indirectly, is likely to be the great political battle for some years to come.” – Page XXV
Off and on over the years since, that battle has been in a direct mode since at least 2006. I suspect we are transitioning rather quickly into the end game now.
Have a wonderful Sunday.Published in