The Democrats are gaslighting the public on their court-packing plans

By Jonathon Van Maren

Progressive politics these days often takes the form of gaslighting. Thus, politicians who believe that destroying the most vulnerable members of society  those in the womb  are “pro-life” because they believe in the expansion of the welfare state, whereas those who believe in protecting those human beings are not pro-life. Those who claim that men cannot get pregnant or that women do not have penises are no longer graduates of Grade 8 science class, but bigots. 

The trick is an easy one. Take a term that has a specific meaning, change the meaning, and then accuse your opponents of doing the exact thing you’re doing (or plan to do).

“Court packing,” for example, is a specific term referring to the expansion of the current number of justices or judges. So expanding the Supreme Court from the current nine justices to 11 or 15 justices —presumably with nominees sympathetic to progressive causes like abortion  would be, by definition, court packing. The term originates from the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, which was a proposal by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to add more justices to the Supreme Court due to Court’s irritating habit of voting against his New Deal legislation.


2 thoughts on “The Democrats are gaslighting the public on their court-packing plans

  1. Sam says:

    Hmm … odd that you’re making a pro life attack on the Democrats taking issue with a SCOTUS pick while the Republicans are refusing to provide any aid to the millions of Americans in need ….

    • Jonathon Van Maren says:

      This article was on the definition of one word, and how it is being used in the context of SCOTUS. Trump’s ongoing political suicide isn’t the subject of the article, so it isn’t odd that it doesn’t come up.

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