Seeing the current atmosphere of Washington and what PC Democrats may bring to it in January,  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito warned that the virus has launched “unimaginable” restrictions on basic freedoms. He said this Thursday, addressing a conference of the conservative Federalist Society in Washington.

“We have never before seen restrictions as severe, extensive, and prolonged as those experienced for most of 2020,” he said. Alito also noted that many recent law school graduates face “harassment” and “retaliation” for any moderate or conservative views that depart “from law school orthodoxy.”

He continued, “Tolerance for opposing views is now in short supply. In certain quarters religious liberty has fast become a disfavored right. For many today, religious liberty is not a cherished freedom. It’s often just an excuse for bigotry and it can’t be tolerated even when there’s no evidence that anybody has been harmed. The question we face is whether our society will be inclusive enough to tolerate people with unpopular religious beliefs.

“One of the great challenges for the Supreme Court going forward will be to protect freedom of speech,” Alito said. “Although that freedom is falling out of favor in some circles, we need to do whatever we can to prevent it from becoming a second-tier constitutional right. Let’s go back to some basics: the Supreme Court was created by the Constitution, not by Congress, and under the Constitution we exercise the judicial power of the United States. Congress has no right to interfere with that work anymore than we have the right to legislate.”

Houses of worship have been targeted unfairly during the virus. Alito mentioned a case in Nevada, “Nevada was unable to provide any justification for treating casinos more favorably than other houses of worship,” he said, referencing a recent Supreme Court decision.

But the Left took a defense of faith in the address and turned it around to their twisted dark purposes, “Homophobic rhetoric isn’t a matter of free speech. It’s a matter of hate speech,” the obviously fey Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-CA, said Friday. I mean, what adult still goes by Jimmy? “These are stunning, harmful words from Justice Alito.” Oh boo bloody hoo, get over it sister.

The harpy Warren could not keep her pointed beak out of it, “Supreme Court Justices aren’t supposed to be political hacks. This right-wing speech is nakedly partisan,” she added. Uh huh. And Democrat judges and justices never do that? Right. The real reason they’re mad at Alito?

Last week he issued a temporary order requiring Pennsylvania officials to segregate ballots that arrived after Election Day. Alito’s order came as part of a legal wrangle over ballots received during a three-day extension issued before the election by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Alito decided for a fair election. That’s why Democrats went after him. He stalled their coup.