The stupid … it burns.
Keep in mind Jeffrey Toobin is a legal analyst.
Way to go, CNN.
CNN Legal Analyst: Framers Never Envisioned Supreme Court Justices Living Past Their 50s https://t.co/ZVvRoZNwQV
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 10, 2018
From the Free Beacon:
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin had a novel argument Tuesday for why Supreme Court nominations have become stiffer political battles in recent years.
“When the Constitution was written in the late 18th century, people were expected to die in their 50s,” Toobin said. “The Framers never contemplated that these terms would regularly go to 30-plus years as they do now.”
Life expectancy was significantly shorter in the 18th century, largely due to those who died when they were young. However, many adults lived well past their 50s, including all the presidents of the Founding generation. President George Washington lived to be 67, John Adams to be 90, Thomas Jefferson to be 83, James Madison to be 85, and James Monroe to be 73.
How hard would Washington laugh if he hadn’t dropped dead in his 50s? Oh, wait …
Toobin thesis: SCOTUS lifetime tenure is bad b/c the Founding Fathers expected people to die in their 50s.
AGE OF FOUNDING FATHERS AT TIME OF DEATH:
G. Washington: 67
John Adams: 90
Thomas Jefferson: 83
James Madison: 85
John Jay: 84
John Marshall: 80
Jeffrey Toobin is a hack.
— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) July 10, 2018
Wow, Adams lived to be 90! That’s amazing.
Almost as amazing as Toobin’s level of hackery, but we digress.
Well, that’s because net neutrality and tax cuts weren’t floating around back then killing people. Mark our words, if they faced Trump’s tax cuts they surely would have keeled over in their 50s or earlier.
HA HA HA HA.
SMOD, any day now you snarky rock you.
Dragon energy? Tiger blood?
If folks dropped dead at 50 in 1776 I guess folks in the antiquity lived only until 10 or something. Smh.
— Apostolos Papadopoulos (@apas) July 10, 2018
We knew it!
And trade in all your semi-automatics for muskets and your interwebz for goose quills, peasants.
— indychick ? (@jott1999) July 10, 2018
— hypervista (@hypervista) July 10, 2018
About that …