The modern left has become increasingly unappeasable, writes Peggy Noonan in the WSJ. Progressives now accept no limits.
We can’t just have court-ordered legalized abortion across the land, we have to have it up to the point of birth, and taxpayers have to pay for it. It’s not enough to win same-sex marriage, you’ve got to personally approve of it and if you publicly resist you’ll be ruined. It’s not enough that we have publicly funded contraceptives, the nuns have to provide them.
This unappeasable spirit always turns to the courts, which is why Justice Scalia’s replacement is so critical to our country.
Justice is supposed to be blind, impartial. It is not supposed to be about politics and brute power, but unfortunately that is what it is now about. As Hugh Hewitt wrote this week in the Washington Examiner, the Court “has assumed power never intended it by the Framers, but it is what it is and there is no going back.”
“When the balance of the court tips too much one way, it invites people to see injustice and bully politics. It invites unease and protest,” writes Ms. Noonan.
The closest you can come to public peace in resolving the question of Scalia’s replacement is to take a step wholly unusual, even unprecedented, and let the American people make the decision themselves, this year, with their 2016 presidential vote.
Read more from Peggy Noonan here.