Wednesday, March 10, 2004
HARRY BLACKMUN: EVOLVING JUSTICE ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES
In depth retrospective celebrates how one Justice and his liberal views help changed America
The New York Times makes the determination that Justice Blackmun "evolved" in his career on the Supreme Court bench because he became known to support liberal ideology that the New York Times champions in its pages. What is the evolutionary process anyway? It hints of arriving at one destination from an inferior, less attractive, and inauspicious beginning. Much as the human race evolved from a primitive existence, the New York Times decrees that Blackmun was able to "see the light" of Truth by the time his career ended. "Evolving" is a liberal code word that instantly calls to mind Senator Ted Kennedy's characterization of President Bush's judicial nominees as "Neanderthals." In the eyes of political liberals like Kennedy, evolving means that it is okay to advocate the killing of babies and allowing women to drown off Chappaquidick Island.
If disagreeing with the "evolved" liberal view makes me a Neanderthal, show me to my cave and let me make my fire in peace.