Tuesday, April 04, 2017

"You don’t get much littler than the Little Sisters of the Poor."

Timothy Carney writes in USA Today,
When Democrats talk about being for the little guy, they often mean being for government power.
Carney correctly observes that Democrats have been pounding Neil Gorsuch for not being sufficiently "for the little guy. He then lists a couple of cases when Gorsuch was clearly on the side of the little guy.

...Gorsuch once wrote, “A judge who likes every result he reaches is very likely a bad judge, reaching for results he prefers rather than those the law compels.”

And here we see the most important way Gorsuch is the friend of the little guy: He upholds the rule of law, and the rule of law is the little guy’s best friend.

...The rule of law doesn’t care if you’re powerful or powerless; it applies to all. Gorsuch has spent his years on the bench reading the law and applying it, without animus or favor. That’s bad news for those, such as New London’s mandarins or the Obama administration’s HHS, who want special treatment. It’s good news for the little guy.

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