Liberal columnist agrees with Justice Alito: 'One side or the other is going to win'

 June 12, 2024

Justice Samuel Alito has become a regular target of Democrats, with many seizing on the presence of a Revolutionary War flag at his New Jersey summer home.

Yet in a surprising development, liberal columnist Perry Bacon Jr. recently voiced agreement with something the Supreme Court justice said. 

"He's right about the divisions in our nation today"

"I don’t agree with Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s stances on political and legal issues," Bacon wrote in a piece published by the Washington Post on Tuesday.

"But he's right about the divisions in our nation today — and I wish more liberals and moderates in powerful positions shared his perspective," the columnist continued.

Bacon went on to reference a secret recording that was made of Alito by left-wing filmmaker Lauren Windsor at the Supreme Court Historical Society's annual dinner last week.

Rolling Stone magazine printed Alito's comments which were made privately to Windsor after she falsely presented herself as a conservative activist.

"One side or the other is going to win"

"One side or the other is going to win," the justice could be heard saying of the political divide that is currently splitting the country.

"I don't know. I mean, there can be a way of working — a way of living together peacefully, but it's difficult, you know, because there are differences on fundamental things that really can't be compromised," he continued.

"They really can't be compromised. So it's not like you are going to split the difference," the long-serving jurist went on to add.

Bacon wants leftists to fight in "nonmilitary civil war"

In his op-ed piece, Bacon made clear that he does not believe the Biden administration should "list groups it would target if the president were to win a second term."

Nevertheless, he did express a desire to see others on his side of the political aisle understand the "intractable" fight they face and act accordingly.

"We are not just in a 'culture war' over whether people should read The New York Times's 1619 Project or use the term 'Latinx,'" Bacon insisted.

He added, "I wish powerful institutions and individuals on the left and center understood that the country is in the middle of a nonmilitary civil war and acted with the focus and purpose that such a belief would entail."

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