The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court is being positioned and packaged as the Trump Administration's biggest accomplishment.
What Trumpism has to lose sleep about, though, is that it's not the only one.
For instance, the Make America Great Again campaign platform had been about job creation. Only 98,000 of them were created in March 2017. That's way below expectations.
The internal power struggle in the White House has become juicy gossip for the evening news. A well-run White House could keep that under wraps.
And no one feels safe in the U.S. or traveling abroad as a tourist from terrorism.
Those are the challenges Trumpism is facing.
But we who are concerned about justice shouldn't assume that SCOTUS is now in the hands of conservative barbarians. History shows that there's no predicting what a supposed conservative will evolve into once on the highest court of the land - and with guarantee of a lifetime job.
The most recent shock has been the behavior of the chief justice John Roberts. His signature "rebellion" had been allowing Obamacare to be the law of the land. That had left Trump Administration with the mission of overturning it. Not too much success so far.
We hardly know Gorsuch. He seemed to handle himself reasonably well before and during the confirmation process. Some of his remarks indicate that he might be his own man, not tethered to the politicos who made this honor possible.
And, who knows, in time, Gorsuch might modify his originalist ideology. That is the legal point of that it is possible to understand what the founding fathers meant in the original U.S. Constitution and that has to be applied to current judicial decision-making. No, we can't assume he will be a Antonin Scalia clone.
So, it might prevent needless agita if we give this newbie to the court a chance to prove himself a balanced thinker. And, not in the Bill O'Reilly mode.
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