Tuesday, April 13, 2010
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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.