Saturday, May 2, 2009

Souter’s Replacement

Obama will soon get the chance to appoint his first Supreme Court justice.

It’s clear what the qualifications will be. Here is what Obama said: “I will seek someone who understands that justice isn’t about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a case book. It is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people’s lives.”

If you don’t have a dictionary handy, I will give the definition of what he said. He isn’t looking for someone who respects the Constitution or sees it as the foundation of our laws. He is looking for someone who will legislate from the bench according to the social engineering viewpoint that they share with Obama. A pro-abortion jurist will be essential.

It used to be understood that a requirement of justice is that it be blind. It wasn’t swayed by the person standing before it. What mattered is what the law and Constitution said. That is not what Obama wants. He wants someone who will use the cases before the court to establish an ideological agenda.

The big problem with disrespect for the Constitution is that the foundation is destroyed. We might as well have a king or dictator as the laws will end up being based on the whims of whoever is in charge.


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