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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Interesting Comments from Dems

I just finished reading the article Glum Democrats Can't See Halting Bush on Courts, which was written by Adam Nagourney. There were some really interesting comments by some Democrats about the Alito hearing.

For example the article states that:
In interviews, Democrats said the lesson of the Alito hearings was that this White House could put on the bench almost any qualified candidate, even one whom Democrats consider to be ideologically out of step with the country.

I am really at a loss as to what these Democrats meant when using the term "the lesson of the Alito hearings". Is the lesson directed at the citezenry, or was it a lesson they learned. I sincerely hope that it didn't take a hearing of this magnitude to teach these elected officials that the President is the one that chooses how is on the Supreme Court.

One piece of rare common sense came from Ronald Klain. When asked if they could slow the President's judicial successes he responded with the following quote:

No. The only thing that will fix this is a Democratic president and more vacancies. It takes a long time to make these kinds of changes and it's going to take a long time to undo them.

This seems so simple - but in this day and age it eludes most liberals. The way to control who it is that goes on the bench is to win elections. Unfortunately for liberals the only way that they can get their ideas pushed onto the citizenry is to do it in the courts. Since they haven't been able to make a judge declare the President's authority to appoint Supreme Court Justices unconstitutional I'm afraid they are pretty much out of luck.


  • At 11:33 AM, Blogger Mark Lancaster said…

    It is interesting when you hear phrases like, "even one whom Democrats consider to be ideologically out of step with the country."

    If Democrats are ideologically opposites of Republicans, then Alito must be "one whom Republicans consider to be ideologically in step with the country."

    Certainly, if Al Gore were president, he wouldn't seek out a conservative judge that had a different ideology from himself. Al would say ideology doesn't matter, since judges are supposed to be unbiased. But in reality, he would seek out the most liberal judge he felt he could get appointed. Likewise, Bush has selected the most conservative judge he thinks he can get appointed.

  • At 6:56 AM, Blogger Chuck White said…

    Most would say that I am an idealist and that my vision for a liberty-minded people has never been shared by others in the history of mankind.

    Having said that, I still believe that the founders of our great country created a supreme court as a way to check the government from usurping the authority given to the people who gave the country the right to exist in the first place.

    Assigning the responsibility for the choice of who would set on the supreme court was given to the president with the consent of the senate as a means of checks and balances. The founders never envisioned giving the people the right to choose judges indirectly by voting for a president who controls the direction of a free people who constitutionally control themselves. It is absurd to consider that a free people would want someone else to control them based on decisions of the courts.

    The conservative view is that the only rights federal government is to have are those rights granted to it by the people (see the 10th Amendment). Democrats and Republicans alike are liberal. Their battle is not over conservative vs. liberal from a constitutional standpoint. Their battle is over who should be king. Democrats want a secular king and Republicans want a religious king.

    My hope is that people with a Christian worldview will wake up before it is too late and fight the battle for no king but King Jesus (one of the battle cries of our founders). History shows that any other king is bad for the people regardless of his values. For a biblical view of this history, I suggest reading 1 Samuel Chapter 8 where God, himself tells the people what life with a king will be like.

    As long as republicans and democrats fight over which ideals should be forced on the people, I will consider both parties to be liberal.

  • At 12:42 PM, Blogger Mark Lancaster said…

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  • At 8:02 PM, Blogger Jason Green said…

    Just so everyone will know - Chuck is the smartest man that I have ever disagreed with so much.

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