Yet another intellectual professor at Harvard is off his proverbial rocker. Professor Tushnet has a message for all of us. He wants liberals to stop being defensive (they are?) and advance their agenda in the courts. He blames the conservatives for the culture wars and says it’s time to make them pay.
He’s not just talking about conservatives, let’s be clear, he means all traditional Americans.
He blames them because leftists can’t be wrong and opponents must comply. Statists always make people pay.
Liberals win easily in court since Obama filled them up with leftists, not liberals, leftists, he reminds the left.
Since Justice Antonin Scalia has died, “judges no longer have to be worried about reversal by the Supreme Court if they take aggressively liberal positions,” Tushnet wrote gleefully in a recent post.
Tushnet further advises that “the question now is how to deal with the losers in the culture wars.” And his answer is unsurprising, “My own judgment is that taking a hard line (‘You lost, live with it’) is better than trying to accommodate the losers.”
“Trying to be nice to the losers didn’t work well after the Civil War, nor after Brown. (And taking a hard line seemed to work reasonably well in Germany and Japan after 1945.)”
If he knew his history, he’d know that it was Democrats who were responsible for the abuse of blacks.
The “losers” of the American “culture wars” are the functional equivalent of racists and Nazis, according to Tushnet’s argument. But if Orthodox Jews, Roman Catholics, Evangelical Christians, Latter-day Saints, faithful Muslims, and other Americans who believe that marriage is the union of a man and woman are decent members of society, why the hostility?
Tushnet makes it clear that he and his colleagues among the liberal elite want the government to treat conservative Christians worse than racists—like Nazis.
Isn’t this hate speech?
He’s one nasty, angry guy without an ounce of tolerance while he’s preaching tolerance. This is more than hypocrisy – it’s nuts.
All this comes to you from a new Tushnet post at Balkinization, titled “Abandoning Defensive Crouch Liberal Constitutionalism.”