Brett Kavanaugh Uses Prager U. Maxim In Supreme Court Opinion
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh , widely believed by the center-left to be a water carrier for right wing philosophies on the Roberts court , wrote a majority opinion the other day.
It is sometimes said that the bigger the government, the smaller the individual.Consistent with the text of the Constitution, the state-action doctrine enforces a critical boundary between the government and the individual, and thereby protects a robust sphere of individual liberty. Expanding the state-action doctrine beyond its traditional boundaries would expand governmental control while restricting individual liberty and private enterprise. We decline to do so in this case. (bla bla bla)
The phrase 'It is sometimes said that the bigger the government, the smaller the individual.' appears to have been taken from a Prager U. video from 2014. ( The phrase is actually the opening lines Prager says in the video)
Mar 3, 2014 - ... puts it this way: "The bigger the government, the smallerthe citizen. ... Can we get back to the principles of liberty and individualresponsibility?
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The phrase was also found on the website of the Ayn Rand Society, but they may have simply been regurgitating it from Prager U.
So now we have US Supreme Court justices modeling their words on the thoughts of Dennis Prager, a right wing propagandist who has made some of the most widely despised videos on You Tube.