An article in the April 4 Orange County Register show clearly what is wrong with this country.
In a Q&A session, one interchange went as follows:
Q. Do you think the requirement that every American purchase health insurance is constitutional?
A. [omitting the respondent’s name for now] "I do think it’s constitutional. We all are going to need health care. We should all have insurance or at least pay for the cost of the system."
Even ignoring the glaring non sequitur (what connection is there between the Constitution and medical care for all citizens?), this is an outrageously cynical statement—to say that all should pay for everyone else’s medical care is an effrontery to all thinking, free people.
The man who said this, Erwin Chemerinski is, believe it or not, the new dean of the UC Irvine law school. He is teaching our young people this kind of thinking—that each of us should pay for the other’s medical care. It’s no wonder our country is in trouble; we are graduating young people with these leftist ideas in their heads.
One Amazon reviewer of his book on “saving” the Constitution wrote: “Chemerinsky rebuffs the argument that the text of the written Constitution ought to be supreme, since this would ignore subsequent decisional law that regards that text as unimportant. To insist on adherence to the Constitution's text, Chemerinsky argues, "urges a radical change in constitutional law."
So there you have it: he believes the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and he bemoans the fact that conservative judges in more recent years are moving away from the damage done by liberal judges in the past.
Where was Chemerinski raised? In South Chicago. Say no more.