A muscular, unelected Supreme Court enforcing a “living Constitution” that conveniently reflects the prejudices of the elites, without concern for the vagaries of elections and popular sentiment, represents a particularly intrusive form of elitism.
Reynolds, Glenn Harlan. The Judiciary’s Class War (Encounter Broadsides) (Kindle Locations 152-153). Encounter Books. Kindle Edition.
People are never more sincere than when they assume their own moral superiority.
Sowell, Thomas. The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy (p. 3). Basic Books. Kindle Edition.
The self-righteous man sees everything wrong with God, the world, and his family, and nothing wrong with himself.
Rushdoony, R. J.. A Word in Season, Volume 1 (A Word in Season: Daily Messages on the Faith for All of Life) (Kindle Locations 151-152). Chalcedon/Ross House Books. Kindle Edition.
O God we know a tender heart must come from Thyself. By nature our hearts are stony, and we are proud and self-righteous.
Spurgeon, Charles. The Pastor In Prayer (pp. 1-2). GLH Publishing. Kindle Edition.
So long as we do not look beyond the earth, we are quite pleased with our own righteousness, wisdom, and virtue; we address ourselves in the most flattering terms, and seem only less than demigods.
Calvin, John. Calvin: The Institutes of the Christian Religion (best navigation with Direct Verse Jump) (Kindle Locations 688-689). OSNOVA. Kindle Edition.