One of the two candidates on the stage tonight will be the next President. When watching them debate tonight remember with the ideological balance of the Supreme Court at stake this election is just as much about ideology as it is about specific positions. Trump is all that stands between the nation and another Warren Court. With a new Warren Court type of Supreme Court nothing stands in the way of total social engineering by liberals. A Clinton victory not only means that left oriented legislatures are free to pass laws unchecked, but also the Supreme Court will once again legislate from the bench and create rights (like abortion) whole cloth.
Scary as that is, even more frightening is the market place of ideas will end. The assault on freedom of speech and thought that will occur will stifle the ability to have discussion and debate and leave us all worse off. While the free market will eventually limit the damage that unchecked socialism can cause there’s no check on punishing ideology contrary to the liberal bent. Already we see God fearing businesses punished for holding true to their beliefs. Next will be a check on the ability to speak under the guise of regulating “hate speech.” The market place of ideas only works when there are buyers. With the Court as a legislative wing the left has no reason to buy on conservative ideas. Without the ability to speak freely the conservatives lose their ability to be sellers.
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