Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Posturing for Next Supreme Court Seat

You can learn much from what isn’t said, the ability read between the lines. There’s a Fox News article speculating who should fill Justice Stevens’ seat on the Supreme Court now that he’s given notice of his retirement.

“In my view at least, Justice Roberts has tried to move the court very far to the right, much further than we ever envisioned,” Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told ABC's “This Week.”

Sen. Schumer was standing next to a talented telepath at the time. Wishing to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, the following was obtained from Schumer’s subconscious thoughts. “Justice Roberts is old fashioned; he wants the constitution to remain in tact. We have to do something about that if we’re to take control.”

The Fox News article also had a line from Sen. Leahy, a shot gun approach to dealing with folks he doesn’t agree with.

“Because of some of the decisions of the Supreme Court, they’re beginning to lose credibility with American people,” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”’

Doing my best to emulate the telepath I was able to figure out one of the decisions Leahy was upset about. It had to be the Heller v District of Columbia which validated an individual’s God given right to own and bear arms. If you’re part of radical change, turning a Republican form of government into a totalitarian regime you wouldn’t want the oppressed to have weapons capable of taking back their government.

Leahy might have meant the Kelo decision which, for all practical purposes, did away with property rights; the Supreme Court did lose credibility with the American people on that one. Maybe he was referring to the decision that let the EPA take over every aspect of the environment, making the EPA sole arbiter of what constitute hazardous emissions; CO2 topping the list. Is this what the American people see as a loss of credibility in the Supreme Court?

Who might be on the short list, the next Black Robed Wonder? Orin Hatch offered up the name of Hillary Clinton .

“I happen to like Hillary Clinton, I think she’s done a good job for the Democrats -- Secretary of State’s position,” Hatch said, “and I have high respect for her, and think a great deal of her.”’

I can see a transcript of one of her decisions now, “I don’t recall”, “I don’t have my notes with me”, “I’ll have to go look that up”, “I don’t remember”, “That was so long ago I don’t have the facts in front of me…” Yea, Hillary on the Supreme Court; what’s Orin Hatch been drinking?

Getting back to the Fox News article:

“And even as Democratic senators say they want someone who can match Roberts, at least in his ability to sway other justices, the short-list nominee most suited for that post may be the least painful vote for Republicans.

The New York Times reports that D.C. Appellate Court Judge Merrick Garland is “well-known in Washington’s legal-political community, where some view him as a kind of Democratic version of Chief Justice John Roberts.”’

The Democratic Party has changed much over the past forty years; they might be better going under their true colors, The Progressive Socialist Party. What kind of polar opposite, a “Democratic version” of Justice Roberts, are they looking for.

Nancy Pelosi told the American public to wait until Health Care legislation was signed into law and then they’d find out what was in it; is that the “Democratic version” Americans want picking somebody to safeguard the constitution and rule of law? If I owned a used car lot Nancy Pelosi would be the perfect salesperson, “Just sign on the dotted line, never mind the details; trust me, you can afford this monstrosity.”

Harry Reid made a statement that income taxes were completely voluntary; did it with a straight face I might add. What’s today’s date; April 13th, only two more days for me to jump out of my seat and voluntarily fork over huge sums of money to fund projects which nobody reads prior to signing. Did Harry understand the part about folks who don’t volunteer going to prison; that’s voluntary service for the state I suppose.

That’s the leadership of the Democratic Party; almost forgot the Anointed One sitting in the White House, Barry Hussein Obama. This past week Obama made it a point to disarm America, explain that we have nothing to fear from Islamic extremists and we should be happy the recession is over; clarity of thought every step of the way. I trust Obama to pick a replacement for the vacancy in the Supreme Court as far as I could throw him.

Obama’s agenda is to get out from under the restrictions of the constitution, not to ensure its proper interpretation. Anyone Obama picks automatically sends up a red flag as to their worthiness. Call me an Originalaist; but I’d rather the Republicans filibuster the next three years than put another Obama appointee in a position to destroy what’s left of our constitution.

This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.

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