Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Does "Establishment" = "Evil" All the Time? Nope.

As with Kavanaugh--a member of 'the Establishment'--so with Leah Vukmir:  not all Members of 'the Establishment' are eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil traitorous's.

First things first:  there's a difference between the Mercantilist (moneyed-interest) 'conservatives' and Actual Conservatives.  Best way to put it:  Actual Conservatives are principally concerned with Russell Kirk's (and Edmund Burke's) 'community'....

....When Kirk refers to community he is meaning the social institutions of which community is composed – starting with the family, church, local government, and other institutions. When working together, these institutions breed a healthy community and as Kirk said, “it is the performance of our duties in community that teaches us prudence and efficiency and charity”.....

Those 'other institutions' could be Lions Club, American Legion, United Way, etc.

Mercantilist/Moneyed-Interest "conservatives" don't really give much of a flying rip about 'family, church, local government'; they are concerned far more narrowly and usually about themselves.  Their allegiance is often not even to the Nation in which they live and prosper; they would rather import their prosperity and erase such bothers as 'borders' and 'citizenship'.  Look no further than the post below in which one Mercantilist asserts that he will happily revoke health-care assistance to his employees--members of this community--if Trump doesn't stop protecting the USA.  Revealing, no?

Well, that's one way to do it.

But it is NOT what Vukmir represents, despite the fact that Vukmir is without doubt a 'member of the Establishment' in Wisconsin politics. 

We've heard the same "Establishment" criticism of Kavanaugh.  Is that valid?

....My view is that we should be just short of jubilant. His judicial record on the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit makes it clear that he will be rock solid on religious liberty for Catholics and Second Amendment liberty for gun owners. As for Roe v. Wade, his statement during his prior confirmation hearing to the effect that he would be bound by it as a Circuit judge—he could hardly overrule it from that bench—is no indication that, as an Associate Justice of SCOTUS, he would not vote to cut back the infamous decision in ways that would amount to an abrogation if not an outright overruling.

In short, I am confident that this former law clerk for Justice Kennedy will not be another Kennedy but rather more in the model of Justice Scalia, whose judicial philosophy he has praised....

That from an ultra-conservative Catholic attorney/editorialist.

(Please don't tell any anti-Catholics, such as Feinstein, Baldwin, or Schumer!!!)

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