Our new federal appeals judge is a real critical thinker:
Janice Rogers Brown
, the African-American daughter of Alabama sharecroppers who was confirmed Wednesday to the federal appeals court here, often invokes slavery in describing what she sees as the perils of liberalism. “In the heyday of liberal democracy, all roads lead to slavery,” she has warned in speeches…
Comparing the New Deal and the War on Poverty to slavery is an amazing sentiment to display as the daughter of Alabama sharecroppers. It must be one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read. Isn’t this somewhat like comparing all-gentile golf courses to the Holocaust?
“We no longer find slavery abhorrent,” she told the conservative Federalist Society a few years ago. “We embrace it.” She explained in another speech, “If we can invoke no ultimate limits on the power of government, a democracy is inevitably transformed into a kleptocracy – a license to steal, a warrant for oppression.”
Well, she got the last part right.