Sunday, April 17, 2005

FRC on judicial nominations

Questions and Answers: Why Should I Care About Judges and Judicial Nominations?
Q - Why should pro-family citizens care about the appointment of judges?
A - Many of the negative changes in American society over recent decades have been imposed by judges. The removal of prayer from public schools, the creation of a nationwide "right" to abortion, and the legalization of same-sex "marriage" in Massachusetts were all decisions imposed by activist judges, without considering the will of the people and their elected representatives.

If you aren't quite sure what the big deal over the "fillibuster" or "nuclear option" are take a quick read on the FRC website. Then contact Senator Gordon Smith and tell him to support Senator Frist in ending the fillibuster!

6 comments:

The Rambling Taoist said...

Hey, it cuts both ways. In year's past, so-called activist judges affirmed the seperate but equal doctrine, upheld the incarceration of presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs for exercising his 1st amendment rights AND bestowed upon corporations the rights of personhood.

Besides, many of the judges that made the kinds of rulings you don't seem to like (I FAVOR all the decisions you mentioned)were appointed by REPUBLICANS. The most liberal Supreme Court was during the tenure of Earl Warren, a former REPUBLICAN Governor of California nominated by REPUBLICAN President Dwight Eisenhower.

The fillibuster won't affect these kinds of "changes of heart" at all.

While I certainly do NOT favor overturning the fillibuster rule, IF it is overturned, I can't wait for the day when the Dems (who I don't like that well either) take back control of the US Congress. What will the Republicans do then, since they had previously removed a key weapon of the minority?

I guess they'll learn that short-sighted thinking has long-term consequences. In other words, they'll learn the difficult lesson that PAYBACKS ARE HELL.

Daniel said...

So what political party are you affiliated with Trey? You don't seem to like anyone.
What needs to be stopped is the litmus test by the dems that says that any judge who does not favor abortion is an "extremist" who can't be confirmed.

"I can't wait for the day when the Dems (who I don't like that well either) take back control of the US Congress."

If they (and their ideas) could win at the ballot box then they wouldn't be so concerned with the judiciary.

The Rambling Taoist said...

So what political party are you affiliated with Trey? You don't seem to like anyone.

That's a bit of a presumptuous statement, don't you think? Just because I don't agree with the GOP or Dems, this must mean I don't "like anyone"?

I happen to be a proud member of America's fastest growing political party, the Green Party.

If they (and their ideas) could win at the ballot box then they wouldn't be so concerned with the judiciary.

That's a silly statement. Throughout history, whichever party is in the minority tries to thwart and/or influence judicial appointments.

Even within the last decade, the GOP worked mightily (even though they WERE the majority party) to thwart a great deal of Bill Clinton's judicial nominees.

Daniel said...

"Even within the last decade, the GOP worked mightily (even though they WERE the majority party) to thwart a great deal of Bill Clinton's judicial nominees."

Yes, the MAJORITY does get to have a say in the vote. It's when the MINORITY thinks that they get to set the agenda that we have a problem.
I'm glad you are proud to be a Green. Please vote for Green candidates. Vote your concience. You can make a difference. Blah blah blah.

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