“We see . . . the Left emancipated from any respect for the standing of ‘nature’ and moral restraints on the matter of sexuality. We see also the willingness to engage the powers of the administrative State, detached from any plausible connection to the statutes that alone furnish the ground of authority for administrative orders. And we see a willingness to extend the powers of the federal government in such a way as to make a nullity of the barriers and restraints of federalism.”
“I have friends, however, who have argued that it is better to wait four years, let Hillary Clinton appoint the successor to Scalia, and just absorb the damage to be done, rather than take the risk of letting Donald Trump remake the conservative party. But I’m afraid that my friends are too blithe here. They gravely underestimate the depth of the damage to be done as an Administration of the Left fills the lower federal courts with judges such as Judge Floyd. Those judges will be altogether too ready to sustain the theories of the academic left on sexuality, and the extension of the executive power well beyond the constraints of the Constitution.”
Read the whole column here.