Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Great is the wailing and gnashing of teeth among Republicans in the aftermath of Virginia's gubernatorial election yesterday, after Ken Cuccinelli lost to thoroughly uninspiring Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe.
Even in some Bizarro World where I approved of Cooch's social-engineering goals, I still would not have voted for him because I am utterly appalled by his willingness to promote hyper-broad laws, then promise to apply them only narrowly: "Oh, yeah, this bill as written outlaws all acts of sodomy but trust me: I'll only use it against the pedos." "Oh, yeah, this 'fetal personhood' bill as written outlaws certain forms of contraception but trust me: I won't use it that way."
Screw the Cooch: one reason I'm a libertarian is because I don't trust anybody with that much power. Cuccinelli sought to replace the Rule of Law with the Rule of Prosecutorial Whims, and if I ingested all the LSD in the world I still couldn't hallucinate badly enough to think such an attitude toward the law is remotely pro-freedom or pro-libertarian.