Justice Kennedy Retires

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JUNE 29, 2018

THE RETIREMENT OF JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY FROM THE SUPREME COURT GIVES PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONSERVATIVES AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONFORM THE COURT TO WHAT THE CONSTITUTION SAYS, NOT WHAT UNELECTED JUDGES BELIEVE.

THE LEFT IS IN A PANIC. IT HAS USED THE COURT SINCE THE 1960S TO RE-SHAPE SOCIETY IN ITS IMAGE WITHOUT HAVING TO RELY ON OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. REACTION TO KENNEDY’S RETIREMENT AND THE PROSPECT OF A CONSTITUTIONAL MAJORITY HAS INFLAMED THE LEFT. SOME ARE CALLING FOR RIOTS. OTHERS ARE PREDICTING A ROLLBACK IN ABORTION ON DEMAND – A GOOD THING SINCE THAT WAS A MADE-UP RIGHT – AND A DIMINISHING OF GAY RIGHTS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ONCE SAID, “THE ELECTION IS OVER,” IMPLYING HE WON AND THE REST OF US HAD TO DEAL WITH IT. IF THAT WAS TRUE IN 2009 WHEN HE SAID IT TO JOHN MCCAIN, WHY ISN’T IT TRUE NOW? PRESIDENT TRUMP WON AN ELECTION AND REPUBLICANS CONTROL THE SENATE AND HOUSE. THE ANSWER IS THE LEFT THINKS IT SHOULD CONTROL GOVERNMENT AS A RIGHT.

THE MEDIA WILL HELP THE PROTESTORS, BUT SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL HAS PROMISED EARLY HEARINGS AND A VOTE ON THE PRESIDENT’S NOMINEE, WHO WILL COME FROM A LIST OF 25 CANDIDATES. IN THE END, THE CONSTITUTION WINS. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.

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