Buck Wild: Brett Kavanaugh has created the deepest puddle of liberal tears since Trump's 2016 victory

By Buck Sexton
Opinion Contributor

With the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Trump Derangement Syndrome has reached a new level of mass hysteria.

We are now in an unprecedented era of progressive psychosis — all because of 1 Supreme Court pick. It seems there is no degree of hyperbole for Democrats that goes too far.

"Millions of lives are at stake!" they say. Oh yes, the future of our democracy hangs in the balance! We will soon be living in a cross between a “Mad Max” movie and “The Handmaid’s Tale!” Starbucks will have a policy of bathrooms for customers only!

We are told this parade of horribles awaits us, the American people, all because of a soft-spoken, brilliant family man named Brett Kavanaugh. He currently sits on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals and is likely to be our next Supreme Court Justice.

Now why is there such a collective freakout on the left happening?

Why does Kavanaugh’s elevation to the highest court in the land create the deepest puddle of liberal tears since, well, Trump was elected?

It all comes down to how you see the purpose of the court. For decades now, liberals have been able to get through the Supreme Court what they couldn't through legislation.

At times, that has included the wholesale fabrication of rights under a constitutional jurisprudence that could best be described as creative. And of course, partisan.

SCOTUS as a super-legislature may work out great for the left, but for the rest of us, it undermines the rule of law.

Originalism, the constitutional interpretation favored by conservatives, is just a fancy way of saying "the law is made up of words, and those words have meaning, which we cannot ignore when looking at the law."

Alas, my liberal friends, this revelation will no doubt upset you. The high court has been conjuring up major policy victories for you for a long time.

But don't worry, your whole world isn't going to come crashing down.

You see, with a constitutionalist judge like Kavanaugh, you can at least count on the court to protect you from the political fashions of the moment and the whims of the mob.

That's the nice thing about the rule of law.

It protects all of us, even those of us who don't much care for it.

Buck Sexton is co-host of “Rising,” Hill.TV’s morning news show.

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