Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Ms. Meirs Supreme Court Justice

I voted for President Bush for one reason: the Supreme Court. It's not that I don't care about Iraq or budgets or social services or road building. I do.

But all that stuff (except war) will happen with or without the President--the Congress legislates and the Pres accepts it or vetoes it. Supreme Court Judges ultimately have infinitely more power than the folks in the other branches of government.

Shouldn't we at least know where this person comes from? It disturbs me that we have a Chief Justice who is essentially like the Saturday Night Live character Pat. Is he a he or a she? We can't tell. We can't tell anything about him. We know even less about Ms. Meir. We voted. Bush won. We all, whether Democrat or Republican, should know--even if we don't like what we find out.

I want a constitutional judge on the Supreme Court. No, the Constitution is not a "living breathing document". The framers had an intent for every word written. That intent must be what governs decisions not a few guys in black robes who believe their person opinions matter more than the guiding principles within the Constitution.

Peggy Noonan says it better than I could.
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