Monday, May 11, 2009

It's only a "slogan" if you don't agree...

...with the underlying philosophy:

such matters as a nominee’s sexual preference should not be a consideration, and an authentic debate will involve ideas, not slogans — notably “judicial activism,” “legislating from the bench” and “strict constructionism.”

Mr. Dionne might be surprised to find that as a small-L libertarian, I for one would agree that
sexual preference should not be a consideration...but those three terms in quotes, well, they are ALL ideas. He just doesn't see "judicial activism" and "legislating from the bench" as bad things. And I must say I find his feigned concern for civil rights laughable and hypocritical in the extreme, considering how loudly he whined when the justices handed down their decision in Heller v. D.C. last June. Like I've said before, apparently he and his fellow lefties find some protected rights to be more equal than others. There are those on the right that do it too, of course — if you'll remember, there were some who wanted to call for a constitutional convention a few years ago because they couldn't get any traction with an amendment banning gay marriage — but at least most of those on the right would let us keep our guns in the event the fecal matter hit the rotating air circulation device. Whether we would ever be willing to use them in defense of our rights is another question entirely, but at least we would still have the option.