Sunday, September 30, 2012

Should We Worry About the Future Makeup of the Supreme Court?

Besides trying to stop the slow invidious intrusion of Marxism/Socialism into the fabric of our society, it is the future makeup of the Supreme Court that should be paramount in our minds as we go into the voting booth this coming November.

There is a possibility that there will be up to four openings due to retirement or illness in the next four years on the Supreme Court. One sure possibility is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (79 years old), who is reported to be in failing health. In addition, Justice Breyer (74 years old), Justice Kennedy (76 years old), Justice Scalia (76 years old) might want to retire as they approach the age of 80. If one or up to four decide to step down, the next president will be the one to nominate their replacements. Which of the candidates, Romney or Obama, will they have a tendency to nominate to the court? Romney will most likely nominate a conservative and Obama will most likely nominate a liberal. Who would you feel most comfortable with in nominating a future justice?

If President Obama is re-elected (God forbid), you can be sure that the people who he will nominate will be liberal radicals like possibly Eric Holder, or maybe either Bill or Hillary Clinton? Maybe as a payoff for Clinton’s support during this campaign, even though they supposedly don’t like each other, as politics sometimes make strange bedfellows. If the philosophical leaning of the court tilts toward the radical liberal side, you will see the realization of the claim that Obama said he wanted for the United States, the “total transformation” of the U.S. as we know it, it will then come to fruition. The fear of judicial activism will be the rule rather than the exception as the court goes “progressive“ (a/k/a liberal). Goodbye to “strict construction” in interpreting the Constitution, not like the four liberals on the court now vote.

So there is a lot riding on this election in November, in fact, you could say that the makeup of our country is in the balance. Will we continue the progress that has been the norm since George Washington, or will we morph into another Europe, which is on the verge of collapse? Political correctness is killing Europe as they are on the road to being overrun by hordes of Muslims from the Middle East and Africa. We can’t let that happen to us, for the sake of our children and grandchildren. This election is so very important for the future of our country.

The Republicans must gain control of the presidency and the Congress in order to maintain our way of life, liberty and property, and to insure that we will be able to nominate the right people to the Supreme Court who will interpret the Constitution and not legislate from the bench.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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1 comment:

Fred Studstill said...

We already have the "Lee" sisters on the Supreme Court, Ugly (Sotomayor), Homely (Kagan), and Beastly (Ginsburg). We can't afford a fourth "Lee" sister, Ghostly (Hillary) or her husband Grisly (Bubba Clinton). The future of our country is at stake, you must vote for Romney and for Republican Senators so that we can retain some semblence of integrity in our judicial system.