The payoff conclusion:
If [Representative] Frank succeeds in getting people to believe that judicial opinions are the kind wishes of good hearts, we will rubber-stamp these seemingly good people.And, then we will no longer have our representative democracy, but a nation governed by an oligarchy, granted one our Senators have approved. We will be like what the EU is becoming. Or, God forbid, protected by a flexible judiciary such as existed in Germany in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Beware.
If we do that, we will have forgotten what law is, and our rights will depend on the continued beneficence of the judges we've empowered.
Regards — Cliff
PS: Here is Representative Frank's defense of his condemnation of Justice Scalia, on The Huffington Post.