Brown v. Board Made It to 64. But How Much Longer Will It Survive?
Forever, I’d say, since there is precisely no opposition to it on any side politically.
Wendy Vitter, nominee for the United States District Court in Louisiana, for one, refused to express an opinion on whether Brown was correctly decided, sparking widespread media coverage.
This is, of course, blatant fearmongering. We all know the games played by Senators and nominees during hearings, and the term “refused to express an opinion” cannot, logically, be interpreted to mean that she opposes Brown, would vote to overturn Brown, or in any way dislikes the outcome of Brown.
Vitter’s statement, conveniently omitted from the ACLU’s article as it disrupts their desired narrative, was as follows:
But I think I get into a difficult area when I start commenting on Supreme Court decisions which are correctly decided and which I may disagree with. Again, my personal, political or religious views I would set aside. That is Supreme Court precedent. It is binding. If I were honored to be confirmed I would be bound by it, and of course I would uphold it.”
Ergo, the ACLU is serving up a nothingburger here. She said she’d be bound by Brown and would uphold it. Q.E.D.
Now, to some, the personal views of the judge have come to matter, even if the judge states that they would be bound by and will uphold precedent. I find this odd, but let’s put the cards on the table:
The ACLU is attempting to imply that Wendy Vitter is a racist. After all, she is married to a GOP ex-Senator (box checked) from Louisiana (box checked) and has been nominated by a GOP Administration (box checked). So, because three boxes which, on the left, have been irresponsibly connected with racism have been checked, the ACLU feels free to run about slandering her. Reprehensible behavior by an organization which purports to advocate liberty, IMHO.
But, larger picture? This is a set-up for the coming nomination of Kavanaugh. If hit-pieces like this are taken at face-value by the left (and they will be), and the (false) narrative that the GOP is a racist party starts to metastasize, then it will be easier to take pot-shots at Kavanaugh, eh?
Enough. Lead, follow, or get out of the way. Sniping does none of those.