Best. Brief. Ever? Well, Maybe – Until Iowahawk Writes One
Bill Quick

Best. Supreme Court. Brief. Ever. | Power Line

Steven Driehaus is the sore-loser Democrat who is suing Susan B. Anthony List for independent ads they ran in the election that cost Driehaus his Ohio congressional seat.  I can’t imagine he has much of a case, but it’s made it to the high court anyway.  O’Rourke and his co-authors, which include the Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro, defend the idea that opinionated speech is not only protected under the First Amendment, but essential to democracy.  Such as:

After all, where would we be without the knowledge that Democrats are pinko-communist flag-burners who want to tax churches and use the money to fund abortions so they can use the fetal stem cells to create pot-smoking lesbian ATF agents who will steal all the guns and invite the UN to take over America? Voters have to decide whether we’d be better off electing Republicans, those hateful, assault-weapon-wielding maniacs who believe that George Washington and Jesus Christ incorporated the nation after a Gettysburg reenactment and that the only thing wrong with the death penalty is that it isn’t administered quickly enough to secular- humanist professors of Chicano studies. . .

I have a hunch P.J. wrote that passage.  Just a guess.  I could be wrong.

I’m waiting for Iowahawk, the funniest man in the Blogosphere, to write an amicus brief for the Supreme Court.  On anything.

Nuclear-level snark:

Driehaus voted for Obamacare, which the Susan B. Anthony List said was the equivalent of voting for taxpayer- funded abortion. Amici are unsure how true the allegation is given that the healthcare law seems to change daily, but it certainly isn’t as truthy as calling a mandate a tax.

That’s gotta leave a mark.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Best. Brief. Ever? Well, Maybe – Until Iowahawk Writes One — 2 Comments

  1. That’s gotta leave a mark.

    Man, I sure hope so – at least a wide, deep dent, if not an actual, ragged hole…P.J. sure does git ‘er done, doesn’t he?

    You’re right, though – an Iowahawk Supreme Court amicus would be the true ne plus ultra of Sophistication In Snark.

    From the linked item:

    The only possible thing that could top this would be an amicus brief from Dave Barry.

    Nope, sorry – Iowahawk would shade out even Dave Barry on that one.