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Saturday, July 23, 2005

What Is "Mainstream"?

Obviously far from the last point to be made here on the issue of political labels, the following thought has occurred to me.

In the area of Supreme Court nominees, the labeling by leading Democrats of who is "mainstream" and who is "extreme" takes on interesting definitions when we look at the recent SCOTUS decisions on medical marijuana (Raich) and eminent domain (Kelo). Assuming that the new justices per the Democrats' pronouncements and NYT editorials must be "mainstream", and the majority in those 2 notorious decisions were largely the liberal bloc who Messers. Kennedy, Leahy and Schumer would dub "mainstream", we can now utilize their terms to apply to liberals. According to those decisions, the liberal mainstream is for federal government intrusion into traditional state jurisdiction and the relationship between MD and patient. They are likewise for removing the property from citizens through the coercion of government for the benefit of anther private citizen (the developer) so long as the State can benefit from greater tax revenues.

As I wrote before, a positive effect of these 2 decisions is the actions of the liberals, as represented by the majority justices, was done in the open. These decisions were far from roundly criticized by the Democratic leaders. Nancy Pelosi has gushed over them publicly.

That is the natural result of power resting in the hands of Statists on the Left. Maybe the American public deserves "extremists" on the High Court.

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