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Archive for April, 2010

A New Justice For The Supreme Court?

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Justice Stevens has said he is retiring before next year’s Supreme Court term. That will provide President Obama with an opportunity to appoint another  “liberal” to the court. Here’s a statement by Ed Meese, a former Attorney General,  about that:
“Following the retirement announcement by Justice John Paul Stevens today, it is now up to the United States Senate to ensure that the successor justice will be a responsible jurist who will remain faithful to the Constitution.
Never has it been more important in our nation’s history that the next Supreme Court justice be a person with a proven commitment to the original meaning of the Constitution and laws as they are written. Many laws being passed and issues being raised in Washington will likely require judicial scrutiny in the coming years. It is critical that the life-tenured justices who will decide these cases will not bend the law to favor a political ideology or personally held belief, but rather interpret our framework as it is written.
“Senators should live up to their responsibility by asking tough questions to be sure that the nominee is committed to the Constitution. They should be given the time for careful deliberation, and not be pressured by arbitrary timelines. Americans do not want a Supreme Court Justice who views the Constitution as an “evolving document,” applies empathy standards to their cases or who substitutes transnationalist jurisprudence for the requirements of the Constitution.
“The President’s statements on the role of the court, including today when he said he sought a nominee with ‘a keen understanding of how the law affects the daily lives of the American people,’ demand that his nominees receive thoughtful scrutiny, and that the nominee’s view of his or her role be distinctly expressed. Our system of justice and the American people require no less.”

––––Heritage Foundation Blog. Posted April 9th, 2010

A Grim Invitation By The President

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Obama has been a president much different than we have ever had (and hopefully will be the last like him by November, 2012). He is ––– spending us into financial collapse;  growing the government so large that it will soon intrude itself into every aspect of our lives;  determined to ruin forever the best medical system in the world;  hell-bent to insult and denigrate all of our allies while bowing and scraping to all of our enemies.
And now the coup de grace. In an interview with the New York Times on April 5,  Obama indicated his administration is expressly committed to not use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states who have signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty EVEN IF they attacked the United States with conventional, biological, or nuclear weapons! Such threats he said could be ” deterred”  by a combination of old and new conventional weapons!
Is he kidding?! It sounds to me like an open invitation to an attack! This is pure insanity. It flies in the face of 65 years of successfully preventing a nuclear attack anywhere in the world. Because no foreign power knew what we would actually do if attacked, or if one or more of our allies were attacked––– we had a policy of nuclear deterrence, mutual destruction. That’s gone now! He’s destroying us! November, 2010 must slow him down and November, 2012 send him home to Chicago.

Time For Steele To Resign?

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The Republican National Committee’s No. 1 fundraiser resigned Monday because of turmoil in the organization. Sam Fox, a U.S. ambassador to Belgium under former President George W. Bush, has left, according to a report in Politico. Fox was working pro bono for the RNC as co-chairman of the Republican Regents, its top fund raising board. Fox was one of the RNC’s few remaining connections to the deep-pocketed Republican establishment and was looked upon as the heaviest hitter among its fundraisers. Another top GOP fundraiser said that Fox had lost trust in RNC Chairman, Michael Steele, and was terribly upset by the pattern of self-inflicted wounds, missteps, and disarray evident  at the RNC.

All this will help fritter away Republican chances in the mid-term elections this November.

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