Monday, October 31, 2005

Swinging Pendulum

There is little that can be done to stop the establishment of a conservative Supreme Court. But actually I think that's a good thing in the long run. Just as the Bush administration has turned out to be the disaster we predicted, so would a conservative Supreme Court. If abortion rights (for example) become unbearably restricted, the political environment will reflect that in a backlash against the whole conservative ideology. Sometimes we have to experience a little adversity in order to appreciate the freedoms we have.

1 comment:

S.W. Anderson said...

I've been thinking along the same lines. Republicans' overreaching and excesses are what does them in every time.

At the same time, Democrats had better get busy winning some more hearts and changing some more minds. Just being the other guys when a whole lot of people get PO'd at the Republicans is good for winning an election or two, but it doesn't engender lasting loyalty and enthusiastic backing.