Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Full Court Press

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Following announcement that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will resign this summer, Barack Obama said that he would try to find a new nominee who shares the belief that "powerful interests must not be allowed to drown out the voices of ordinary citizens."

Really? According to the polls, the voices of the majority of ordinary citizens were recently drowned out by the Democrats, who rammed Obamacare through over the people's strong objections. Nor are the powerful interests in Washington listening to the voices of ordinary citizens who increasingly ask "where are the jobs?!"

"Ordinary citizens" are voicing concern about the debt, about illegal immigration, about new rights for terrorists, and a weak and counter-productive foreign policy. And yet the powerful interests represented by Obama, Pelosi, and Reid choose not to listen.

Instead, the president hopes to find a Supreme Court nominee who can help reshape the Constitution so that it will protect the powerful interests of government far more than "ordinary citizens." And that is courting disaster.


Pete(Detroit) said...

Some of us are hoping he taps our dear Governor, Jennifer Granholm. She was actually a decent AG, and anything to get her the flip OUT of MI politics..

Anonymous said...

Since our constitution was created to protect the citizens against a tyrannical government, we know he's going to recommend someone who will support his ends. The only possible good to come out of the selection process is for more people to appreciate how important these selections are. People need to understand that the Supreme Court is required to interpret laws, not make them. That's why we have separation of powers. Or used to.

Buzz "Spanky" Bannister said...

Nine people that have the power to use the Constitution as a coloring book or worse.

Ben Franklin said...

Instead, he'll settle for someone who will legislate from the bench and by-pass that pesky body known as Congress.

Anonymous said...

It will be another anti-american pinhead socialist that'll give as much of the country to the enemy as fast as possible, well, at least before November. Standby for this goof ball to give amnesty to 20,000,000 illegal aliens so they too can have free medical at your expense. Did you guys see todays paper. 47% of americans don't pay fedreal income tax in 2009. That leave 53 % of us supporting the entire country on our taxes.


The last thing this country needs is another Obaamanite in the supreme court ( for life)

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Readers- The importance of good Supreme Court nominees simply can't be overstated...and every time we hear that Obama has a chance to put someone in who can shape our country for the next 30 or 40 years, a chill runs down our spine.

The Constitution must not fall...and no one is in a better position to defend or destroy it than members of the Supreme Court.

Anonymous said...

May God help us,,,,I think our takeover has already been accomplished,,,,and everyone even the Lt. Col. Lakin,,,and all americans who have a right to know and see without a doubt that we have not been taken over by a person that is not even eligible to be president, are being harrassed,mocked and ridiculed for wanting to protect the america that we love....Obama should be impeached along with most of congress, especially, astroturf nancy pelosi, and harry reid.