The Radical Leftist Response to the SCOTUS Nominee


Prof. William Wagner

WFFC Distinguished Chair for Faith & Freedom at SAU

President Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court; almost predictably, radical leftist attack, wild-eyed and screaming.  And that was before the announcement. Protesting in front of the Supreme Court, they demand a politically unaccountable Court to implement their public policy preferences. They do so knowing they lack support of enough of the people to enact the policy through politically accountable legislatures.

Irrational Leftist Emotion

And so they, with vicious passion, protest appointment of a Justice who might restore the Constitution as the Rule of Law for the nation. Freedom of speech as a limit on the exercise of government power? Oh my, we cannot let that happen. Freedom of religious conscience as a restraint on governmental authority? Absolutely not – let us instead call it invidious discrimination, relegating Christian citizens to something less than human.

Watching their emotionally-charged attacks in person almost hurts, intellectually. Their concern about separating babies from their mothers at the boarder irrationally morphs into concern over losing their right to have a doctor separate their own unborn babies from their wombs.

A Higher Calling to do More than Destroy Leftist Irrational Arguments

For Christians, the inclination to destroy their arguments with the same kind of vitriol must give way for a greater possibility. Perhaps, with a different tone, God just might use this process to win their soul. Truth corresponds to reality through the lens God gives us to see the world.  Emotionally-charged passion often seems to harden the heart of the unbeliever. Truth, by God’s grace though, sometimes softens it.


About the Author

Prof. William Wagner
WFFC Distinguished Chair for Faith & Freedom at SAU
Professor Wagner holds the WFFC Distinguished Chair for Faith & Freedom at Spring Arbor University. He has a special interest in building and preserving environments where Christians may share the Good News of Jesus, free from persecution and oppression.

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