Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Common Sense?

The use of "common sense" as a rhetorical club to squash intelligent debate is not restricted to "common sense gun laws" but has bled over into the silly side of arguments before SCOTUS in our tri-state water wars. The best lawyer our tax dollars could buy, Craig Primis, is quoted as saying:
"There's nothing common-sense about the operations of this basin"
Silly as it sounds, he is probably correct. It is about greed. Perhaps conceit. Certainly arrogance. Obvious Fed over-reach. But sense, common or uncommon? Not on your life.

Nonetheless it will be interesting to see whether SCOTUS takes the side of mollusks or favors the allegedly advanced life form that insists on pouring drinking water on the ground.