The Justice was a Leftist. But he was tacitly defending federalism. Where the states do most of the governing – and The Feds do only the very little for what the Constitution calls.
The Justice was a Leftist. But he was also tacitly defending conservatism. As in its root word:
“conserve.” Perhaps the Justice was a Robert Frost fan: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.”
The Justice was a Leftist. But he was tacitly ensuring that if one state or another wants to try Leftism – and rashly dismiss 10,000 years of human history – the damage would be contained to that state.
None of our fifty has been more “courageous” in trying Leftist “novel social and economic experiments” than California. And it has been an ongoing, rolling, unmitigated disaster.
To paraphrase the great and underrated movie Little Big Man, General George Custer aptly describes the role of California and its government:
“Anything that (state does) will be a lie. Therefore, (it) will be a perfect reverse barometer.”
Anything California does? Do the exact opposite.