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Kavanaugh’s America First originalism

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/07/06/kavanaugh_the_right_pick_for_trump_137446.html

Excellent article explaining why Brett Kavanaugh is the best choice. Especially notable is his anti-immigrant dissenting opinion.

I am pretty sure that, unlike Kethledge, Kavanaugh wouldn’t have gone out of the way to give standing to some guy from India who was in the country illegally because his visa had expired.

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And I am almost sure that Barrett would turn out to be biased in favor of open borders. She has no track record at all in this area. The religious cult she belongs to supports adopting kids from foreign countries, and goes out of the way to emphasize that they are neither Democratic nor Republican. I predict that she would be a huge cuck on immigration, she would be trying to show liberals how anti-abortion religious people are very compassionate for the less fortunate people from other countries.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 6, 2018 at EDT am

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  1. Why is it that libs NEVER have to worry about their nominees fucking them down the line but conservatives ALWAYS do? As for Bennett, women are more emotional and susceptible to peer pressure, so yeah, best to look elsewhere.

    Brendan

    July 6, 2018 at EDT am

    • “Why is it that libs NEVER have to worry about their nominees fucking them down the line but conservatives ALWAYS do?”

      Because liberals control the the mainstream media and the universities and they pull everyone and every organization into being more liberal.

      • “pull” isn’t strong enough. they discriminate against those who won’t be sheep. they are themselves sheep. this is why trump will keep winning. wolves eat sheep.

        HBD tears

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • How again is Trump winning? By making completely generic republicans federalist society court appointments to fill vacancies that drop into his lap?

        It is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

        Magnavox

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • No, it’s because modern life is simply liberalism inducing. A sensible friend recently emailed me about a friend of her son’s who is going for gender reassignment surgery. This person will then be referred to as “they” and will not identify with either sex. Then I recently learned that a young person of my acquaintance is married to a transgender man! The world is just going nuts and it takes a certain kind of ornery personality (or perhaps isolated and anti-social, LOL) to resist it.

        Anyway, more good news.

        http://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/ocasio-cortez-newest-test-for-centrist-democrats/?utm_source=Jewish%20Week&utm_medium=toi%20website&utm_campaign=toi-geo-iframe

        Ocasio-Cortez is a breath of fresh air. May her tribe increase!

        gothamette

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • I’ll take Ocasio-Cortez as a politico over that Yang man who wants to introduce basic monthly payments to everyone.

        JS

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • Why do we have a massive Hispanic immigration and to a certain extent, immigration from Asia and the Middle East? For 3 reasons and 3 strikes you’re out – low White birthrate, White Americans unwilling to work for low wages and descendants of black slaves are unwanted.

        JS

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • I’ve recently visited a Staples chain in Manhattan and notice more Latinos are staffing the work premise vs a few years ago, when it was mostly blacks.

        When it comes to menial tasks, Latinos are superb workers, better than blacks and much better than any prole or Euro immigrant with a shameful attitude that Whites are doing de-facto, low status work that non-whites enjoy doing.

        JS

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • In an ironic way, Trump is a friend of black americans. Fewer immigrants signify less competition for blacks when it comes to low status work.

        JS

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • Nothing is nuttier than mutilating one’s own genitals. But I’m confident Darwin will win in the end.

        destructure

        July 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “In an ironic way, Trump is a friend of black americans.”

        Not ironic at all, I think Trump sees himself as a friend of black Americans, and understands that immigration restrictions are good for blacks. The irony is that Trump’s dependency on the core base of 15-20% of American whites that hate blacks makes it almost impossible for Trump to get that message out to blacks and be taken seriously.

        Peter Akuleyev

        July 8, 2018 at EDT am

      • “Nothing is nuttier than mutilating one’s own genitals.”

        As they say, records are made to be broken.

        Cannibalism might be next.

        ” But I’m confident Darwin will win in the end.”

        I don’t want to have to wait until the end.

        BTW, Ross Douthat and Rod Dreher are both rooting for Amy. Another reason to go for Kavanaugh.

        (I also think Kavanaugh’s minor role in the Clinton impeachment will induce much gnashing of teeth in the liberal punditariat. More good.)

        gothamette

        July 8, 2018 at EDT am

      • “Not ironic at all, I think Trump sees himself as a friend of black Americans, and understands that immigration restrictions are good for blacks”

        Proles who saw non-whites as a problem or an impediment, blacks included, were likely to vote for Trump.

        JS

        July 8, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Because liberal judges are not bound by legal precedent, intent of the law, and constitutionality. They are free to rule according to whether or not they approve of the law. It’s essentially an executive veto. Their written opinions are just window dressing. Conservative judges are far more likely to rule in favor of a law they personally disapprove of.

      Steverino@Steverino.com

      July 8, 2018 at EDT am

  2. The RCC isn’t a cult. Catholics don’t push feminism, abortion, the rest of the degeneracy in America. People here keep yacking about the Catholic Ted Kennedy and the 1965 immigration act. Remember, that bill was overwhelmingly passed by White Protestant men. American Catholics exist in the same milieu everyone else does. If the RCC itself was the problem then Poland would be overflowing with Afros and Muslims.

    Mj

    July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Some Catholics are socialist SJW nuts, like liberation theology adherents. Other Catholics, like the late Antonin Scalia, are rock solid conservatives. Unfortunately, The current pontiff tends to be more at home in the liberation theology camp.

      Oswald Spengler

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Apples and pineapples! What keeps Poland Polish is nationalism, not the Catholic Church.

        Yakov

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Jesuits. The pastors try to guilt us every week over refugees and immigrants. And, the pooor…I say, we have government programs for that.

        Agree as a Catholic female, I think Barrett cannot be trusted. Hormones or something.

        Mrs Stitch

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Other Catholics, like the late Antonin Scalia, are rock solid conservatives.

        Neil Gorsuch is Catholic like the other four Republican Justices.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Barrett isn’t a regular Catholic, she’s a member of a weird quasi-Catholic cult.

      snorlaxwp

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • There’s nothing cultish about the early christian church written about in the Bible where Spirit-filled disciples displayed great signs and wonders and worked miracles, healed the sick and cast out demons. Which is how Christianity spread so rapidly after Christ’s death.

        Andrew E.

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Do they still cast out demons?

        Yakov

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Andrew, the early Christians weren’t a “church.” Read some history.

        gothamette

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

    • She belongs to what is basically an evangelical ‘side church.’

      I wouldn’t call it a cult but it is definitely fundie christian in spirit (no pun intended).

      toomanymice

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I read the daily mail piece, seems like run of the mill charismatic practices to me. So, they started out as Catholics but act like Charismatics, big deal.

        The rest of the piece where they string a series of remote similarities to a novel together to make dark suggestions about the group shows why people correctly hate the press.

        The same press that can’t connect today’s Antifa to 1920-30s German Antifa can nevertheless connect this nominee to a novel simply because of the presence of female mentors.

        Curle

        July 8, 2018 at EDT am

    • after the chimo stuff the roman church should have been outlawed in the US and wherever else this stuff was common.

      HBD tears

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • What’s “chimo” stuff?

        gothamette

        July 7, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I think Lion was referring to Barrett’s membership in the Christian fellowship as the indicator of cult mentality.

      gothamette

      July 7, 2018 at EDT am

  3. Catholic – means universal. Never forget that. Judaism is also a universal religion, but with a common sense approach.

    Yakov

    July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

    • This Polish nationalism you speak of is inseparable from the RCC. A cursory familiarity with Polish life, culture, and history will confirm. That plenty of American Catholics support open immigration should not be cause to indict the RCC. Though I suppose, in a sense, Catholics have always been viewed with suspicion in America and the Anglo world in general. Hell, Brits think Polish (Catholic) plumbers are the real enemy. Not Pakistani pimps. Funny people, those WASPs.

      Mj

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Do they still cast out demons?

        Yakov

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I think they do in theory but not in practice anymore. I saw a story not too terribly long ago about an active church exorcist.

        Mrs Stitch

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • @MJ, Polish nationalism was inseparable from the RCC, yes, but so was Irish nationalism, and look at the RCC in Ireland now – a disgraced empty shell. When the Irish had no country the RCC was the vehicle for nationalism, but when they got their country it faded, and the scandals helped to sink it. The same might happen in Poland, although not with the same force.

        And the Polish will never give in on borders, and Muslim migrants. They took in 2M Ukrainians and no problem. They will never take in Muslims, no matter what the Pope says.

        gothamette

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • 20c Irish nationalism was always secular/socialist, and before that Protestant. Believe it or not the RCC* actually opposed Irish independence.

        *Which in those days was very right-wing.

        snorlaxwp

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • I’m talking about da people, u r talking about the Elites.

        gothamette

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • I’m talking about da people

        But who cares about them?

        snorlaxwp

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • PS somewhat reminds me of Palestinian nationalism, the Christians were the elite but the Muslims were the foot soldiers.

        gothamette

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • Polish nationalism is actually incompatible with the RCC. That has always been the problem of the very nationalist Catholic church in Poland (and Croatia as well). Catholics from other countries don’t trust them. It is not an accident that very few non-Polish Catholics raised a finger to complain about Polish Catholics being murdered en masse by the Germans (including German Catholics) during WWII.

        Peter Akuleyev

        July 8, 2018 at EDT am

    • ‘This Polish nationalism you speak of is inseparable from the RCC.’

      Nationalism coopting a religion isn’t a holly alliance. In Spain, racially a very mixed society, they had a doctrine of limpieza with papal approval to protect their position from the new converts, whom they themselves had forcefully converted.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limpieza_de_sangre

      Papism should be treated with suspicion by American patriots.

      Yakov

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I bet you American patriots are glad that Catholic Spain and Catholic France cast their lot with the colonies and not with the British in America’s war for independence.

        Mj

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Of course, just like they were glad that hapless French and Hispanics were in Vermont and Texas, California and New Mexico. Again mate, politics and religion is apples and pineapples. Biblical Prophets were mostly in opposition to the secular power of the day.

        Yakov

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limpieza_de_sangre

        Papism should be treated with suspicion by American patriots.

        Read the wiki link, saw this:

        “It referred to those who were considered pure “Old Christians”, without recent Muslim or Jewish ancestors”

        That’s very Islamophobic.

        SlushFundPuppie

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Yakov, why is it that sometimes you sound like Yakov Smirnov and sometimes you sound completely American? Also you shouldn’t be posting on shabbos. You should be davening.

        gothamette

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • “Yakov, why is it that sometimes you sound like Yakov Smirnov and sometimes you sound completely American? ”

        In America you can always find a party; in Russia only party is communist party.

      • Or maybe ur an American faking being an Orthodox Russian immigrant. Go to shul, tsit-tsit boy.

        gothamette

        July 7, 2018 at EDT am

      • Cat, there is something seriously wring with you: it’s the second time you are accusing le if writing on Shabbos without any rational.

        Humor isn’t foreign to me, cat. I sound American because on this blog a present the approach that is best for America. This is very simple, cat.

        Yakov

        July 8, 2018 at EDT am

      • Lion, I think you wanted to say:
        ‘In America you go to a party, in Russia the party comes to you’.

        Yakov

        July 8, 2018 at EDT am

  4. David Goldman:
    https://pvewood.blogspot.com/2018/07/david-goldman.html#more
    “There won’t be a Poland in 100 years. At a total fertility rate of 1.29, Poland will have one retiree per working-age citizen by 2075. Poland in fact has one of the world’s very lowest fertility rates, which means (in Mary Eberstadt’s way of looking at the problem) that it is losing its religion. President Trump’s speech was magnificent, but it brings to mind Schiller’s dictum that history brought forth a great moment, but the moment encountered a mediocre people. Trump is doing the right thing, but we should remember that Europe is a case not for cure but for palliative care.”

    curri

    July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

    • But they convinced that there was a population explosion, and that the world was going to blow up, so I was no use having kids anymore.

      My parent was incredulous that I took all that media propaganda we watched on tv to heart. At least the Church exhorts you to have faith and hope, and be fruitful. Oh so I hear.

      But we were too smart for such things.

      Mrs Stitch

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

    • encouraging people to have children they can’t support is satanic. the roman church is a sect of satanism.

      HBD tears

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Straw man. The Church (the real one, the RCC) does not encourage that. Never has. One reason mass third-world immigration plagues the US is because it is profitable. Why is it profitable? Among other reasons, the US is running out of whites. Why is the US running out of whites? Easy- birth control, abortion (the latter to a lesser extent). White Americans prefer the delights of materialism more than the struggle of raising children. It is this, that Roman Catholicism (or, as you would say, satanism) warns against.

        Mj

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

      • It’s not necessarily a US thing, but any wealthy nation which always degenerates to hedonism, requires savage mercenaries and outsiders (NAMs, Asians) to work the filth of its indolent natives (White Americans).

        JS

        July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Poland will have one retiree per working-age citizen by 2075

      Oh, noes!1!. If the World’s population doesn’t keep increasing … forever, there will be a higher ratio of old people to workers.

      Pope was right all along. Birth control is a sin.

      SlushFundPuppie

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Birthrates rise and fall, and rise. As long as Poland stays Polish, I wouldn’t worry.

      gothamette

      July 7, 2018 at EDT am

    • In 100 years there will still be more Poles than there were 100 years ago and They’ll have cheap housing and high wages. Once the baby boomer generation dies off the population pyramid will stabilize.

      DataExplorer

      July 8, 2018 at EDT pm

  5. but he’s extremely dumb and a fraud. according to wikipedia:

    Kavanaugh encouraged judges to first seek the “best reading” of the statute, through “interpreting the words of the statute” as well as the context of the statute as a whole, and only then apply other interpretive techniques that may justify an interpretation that differs from the “best meaning” such as constitutional avoidance, legislative history, and Chevron deference.

    HBD tears

    July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

    • apparently he doesn’t believe in stare either. sad!

      A thing may be within the letter of a statute and not within its meaning, and within its meaning though not within its letter. The intention of the lawmaker is the law.

      Hawaii v. Mankichi, 190 U.S. 197, 212 (1903)

      HBD tears

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

    • of course wikipedia is a joke. all facts and/or arguments not in accord with the SJWs who run it are deleted. and if you repost them you’re banned.

      HBD tears

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. It has always been the intent of lawmakers that their intent in making the law is the law. Thus all schools of jurisprudence other than original intent are attempts by the legal profession to arrogate power for itself and examples of how power corrupts. Jurisprudence should not be left up to lawyers. They’re not intelligent enough or moral enough to be trusted.

    HBD tears

    July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Laws are passed by legislatures including hundreds of people, each with his own intentions. “Original intent” was an invention of leftist judges in the early 20th century (they’ve since moved on to further-left legal theories), where they would cherry-pick statements from legislators that seemed to support whatever the leftist position on a case was.

      snorlaxwp

      July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. I am pretty sure that, unlike Kethledge, Kavanaugh wouldn’t have gone out of the way to give standing to some guy from India who was in the country illegally because his visa had expired.

    Was Kethledge “going out of the way” to grant standing, or was he bound by statutes and Supreme Court precedent that allowed the immigrant standing to sue?

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

  8. Either Kethledge or Kavanaugh would be a significant improvement over Kennedy.

    But Barrett has no record to judge whether she would be Conservative on anything (except abortion) aside from negative statements about Roe and that she clerked for Scalia.

    Also, it’s unlikely that Roberts would vote to strike down Roe. At best he would modify it to give states slightly more regulatory power over abortion. So even if Barrett wants to take down Roe, Roberts would water down any decision.

    With Roberts being the new median, in practice anti-abortion Republicans are no more likely to get Roe overturned now matter whether the seat is taken by Barrett, Kethledge, or Kavanaugh.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 6, 2018 at EDT pm

  9. Interesting report starting at 12:30…Your favorite candidate may turn out to be a pseudo-conservative, Lion.

    me

    July 7, 2018 at EDT am

    • Good video. Roger Stone was an excellent voice during the primaries and election.

      redarmyvodka

      July 9, 2018 at EDT am

  10. Lion: do a review of the 2018 film Flower, starring Adam Scott. Then do the review you promised of Alone with Her, starring Colin Hanks.

    Both films deal with incels.

    Otis the Sweaty

    July 7, 2018 at EDT am

    • OK, it’s on my to-do list.

      • Check out Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. There’s no reason to review it. But it’s a decent scifi series. Standalone episodes kind of like The Otter Limits and The Twilight Zone.

        destructure

        July 7, 2018 at EDT pm

  11. Trump is going to be Kim mister Magoo if there is no answer to NK statement ….

    I ve been saying since the beginning that I don’t see what the USA have to offer to Kim and that I don’t believe he will ever denuke except if China imposed it to him (wich they won’t ).

    Bruno

    July 7, 2018 at EDT pm

    • They don’t have to fully denuke for Trump to win. If North Korea and South Korea sign a treaty ending the war, and they begin to get along with travel and cultural exchanges, and North Korea gradually opens up to near Chinese levels nobody is going to remember that they didn’t “officially” de-nuke. All they have to do is continue to pretend to denuke while doing all that other stuff and everyone will be happy.

      PerezHBD

      July 9, 2018 at EDT am

  12. It is likely to be Thapar (a Justice Thomas type), Willett (wittier than Scalia and with more of a connection to the states that voted for Trump) or Senator Lee.

    Didn’t any of you guys ever watch the Apprentice?

    howitzer daniel

    July 7, 2018 at EDT pm

    • or Joan Larsen.
      Not gonna be a Kennedy clerk, anyway

      howitzer daniel

      July 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Thus ends my two and a half years in a row of being right about Trump by not underestimating him.

        Too bad.

        howitzer daniel

        July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  13. Barrett has crazy eyes. The other two don’t have good eyes either.

    Yakov

    July 8, 2018 at EDT am

  14. Looks like Barrett is the nominee per Orin Hatch.

    Jeff

    July 8, 2018 at EDT am

  15. Now the New York Times mentions Thomas Hardiman. They say that Trump is struggling to get past Kavanaugh’s relationship with the Bush family.

    Who knows what to believe.

    gothamette

    July 8, 2018 at EDT pm

    • That is not fake news – Hardiman comes recommended by Trump’s sister and Hardiman graduated Georgetown Law where one of Trumps favorite people started law school last year (a daughter, I think, but maybe a step-daughter….)

      Trump can get around the Hardiman negatives (voted in a liberal way on some statutes) by pointing out that the statutes in question are being changed in a way that keeps the Supreme Court from voting politically on them.

      So Hardiman has rocketed to the top in the last couple of days? not really, he was second to Gorsuch last year.

      howitzer daniel

      July 8, 2018 at EDT pm

      • In the 2013 case Drake v. Filko, Hardiman filed a dissenting opinion arguing that the New Jersey requirement that gun owners must show a “justifiable need” to carry a handgun was unconstitutional. Hardiman cited the case District of Columbia v. Heller, writing that based on the Heller ruling, the Second Amendment “protects an inherent right to self-defense.”

        based on the ruling yes, but not based on the constitution. the right to self-defense discovered by scalia is like the right to abortion discovered by blackmun.

        HBD tears

        July 8, 2018 at EDT pm

  16. O/t – Not only multicult is a disease in America, Meriprolestan has ugly architecture and poor use of public spaces, which degrades one sense of being, therefore a perceived lower quality of life. American cities mirror those of East Asia, whose citizens are known for their lower empathy with a predisposition for lower civic participation.

    Whatever this guys says sums up why America has lower quality of life: ugly architecture and poor civic planning.

    JS

    July 8, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I noticed this Mr. Cunt-sler mentioned New Orleans as a viable, civic space in this old Ted talk. New Orleans is French and Latin.

      America as a whole is just part of the Anglo Sh!thole.

      JS

      July 9, 2018 at EDT am

    • Good architecture and good civic planning can only exist though with a high-trust population.

      GondwanaMan

      July 9, 2018 at EDT am

      • America was already an ugly country lined up with atrocious architectural design in the 1950s.

        These were built in the 1950s as an urban renewal project for working class whites.

        JS

        July 9, 2018 at EDT am

      • Actually before the early 1960s there was still a lot of traditional architecture in inner cities with sidewalks, parks and open air plazas. I should find the pictures from 1940s Chicago I was just looking at recently. Really picturesque with children playing in the streets and beautiful landscaping. Of course, all of that again requires high-trust/commonweal orientation (and the decline in these traits aren’t simply the result of black/NAM violence.)

        GondwanaMan

        July 9, 2018 at EDT pm

  17. Peter Akuleyev

    July 9, 2018 at EDT am

  18. MEH 0910

    July 9, 2018 at EDT pm


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