Two years ago I wrote of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s approach to judicial appointees who will respect America’s founding document, saying that it was not an overstatement that the Leader has saved the Constitution as we know it.
With the successful confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, McConnell will complete the effort of repairing a great breach in the Constitution that began half a century ago when the left commandeered the courts for the purposes of legislating from the bench instead of applying the law from there.
Much consequential legislation has been passed during McConnell’s tenure. But, it’s three new Supreme Court justices and—so far—53 appeals court judges, that mark McConnell’s contribution to the nation.
In the 19th century, Henry Clay, the Great Kentuckian, was called “the great compromiser.” Today, we ought to be referring to Leader McConnell as “the great constitutionalist.”Read More »