Justice Robert Bork has died the age of 85.
Bork was undoubtedly one of the greatest legal minds of the 20th century. But for the forces of political correctness was denied his rightful place on the Supreme Court.
One can disagree with Bork’s opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Liberals could (and still can’t) understand how one could oppose it without harboring racial sentiments. Because of this Joe Biden and the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee undertook a high tech lynching against Bork and this country is far poorer for it. I remember Biden making a point of mentioning Bork’s deceased wife, which put Bork in tears.
Naturally, one must wonder if Bork’s presence on the court would have changed key decisions over the past twenty-five years. Would Obamacare still be on the books?
I know I am only scratching the surface here, but it is only natural to lament what might have been.