Sunday, July 03, 2005

Letter To Congresspeoples

I expect the next Supreme Court Justice to follow in the footsteps of Sandra Day O'Connor and rule both by the wisdom of common sense and by the progress and evolution our nation has undergone during these almost 250 years since our independence as markers for deciding what is and is not in the best interest of this nation judicially. To base a confirmation on ideology or philosophy goes against the very grain of democracy. To maintain that the writers of the Constitution would not have approved of a contemporary ruling is to say that our nation has made no progress on our "experiment" in over two centuries. Justices must be allowed to deviate and think outside of accepted norms when dealing with arguments that can polarize us. If "thou shall not kill" can be construed to mean "thou shall not murder" by those who would demand strict Constitutional adherence, then their own argument is destroyed. Please demand that any Supreme Court nominee show a devotion to common sense rather than a slavery to blind obedience.

5 comments:

Mustang said...

Ahemmm...

"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
- John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

"No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God."
- George Bush, to a AA reporter Robert I. Sherman in August 27,1987

Therefore, I, George W. Bush, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim June 10, 2000, Jesus Day in Texas and urge the appropriate recognition whereof, In official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this 17th day of April, 2000."
- George W. Bush, "Jesus Day 2000" Proclamation

The "wall of separation between church and state" is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned."
- William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Dissenting Opinion in Wallace v. Jaffree (1985)

Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith.... We need believing people.
- Adolf Hitler, April 26, 1933, from a speech made during negotiations leading to the Nazi-Vatican Concordat of 1933

Somehow..I still don't think we are going to get this one right either.

M

scarysquirrelman said...

so what? a boy can dream, can't he? i like the athiest quote. i may have to commit that one to memory.
no, we won't get it right. after all, O'Connor and Kennedy were supposed to be staunch conservatives when appointed. fortunately, they weren't religiously so, which is why they are so reviled by many in the party that initially pushed them forward.

Mustang said...

Try this one...
http://slate.msn.com/id/2121815/
M

Mustang said...

Try this one...
http://slate.msn.com/id/2121815/
M

Mustang said...

twice just for good measure!