The most hopeful interpretation yet of the Obamacare decision
In my opinion, Chris K. is far too hopeful in his below comment. I do not believe that the American people are anywhere close to seeing what he thinks they are ready to see. However, if we extend the time dimension, it is possible that the events of this week could be the beginning of a process leading ultimately to the profound change of mind—repentance, metanoia—of which Chris speaks. In that spirit, I post his comment.
Chris K. writes:
As disastrous as these two decisions are for America, there is a small upside. Traditionalists have been vindicated. There are two roads before us: a return to tradition, or more liberalism. The slower liberalism of phony conservatives like George W. Bush, John Roberts, George Will, etc. is laid bare for all to see. I was listening to some standard Republican talk radio today, just to hear what the reaction would be. Uniformly it was despair. I am unhappy with the decisions, as any sane person should be. However, it makes it clear that the United States is a bureaucratized dictatorship run by a ruling caste of Leftists on one side and moderate/conservative Eloi on the other. It also makes clear the contempt the Supreme Court and the president have for ordinary language, the law, and the Constitution.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 29, 2012 03:06 PM | Send