Senator Charles Schumer laid down the political equivalent of a “gauntlet” to all Conservative voters this week.
The New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday “the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush “except in extraordinary circumstances.”
“We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. “The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.”
Being a New York liberal who has voted against the nominations of President Bush’s selections for the Supreme Court you would expect something like these words from him.
The Conservatives who are reluctant to get behind the President and the Republican party should consider the other side of the coin that Schumer just tossed into the political airwaves.
The Supreme Court has been twisting the words written by the founders of this great nation for over 40 years in a liberal attempt to reinterpret the “meaning ” of the Constitution to suit their liberal bent. And the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution appears to be it’s “whipping boy”.
The Pyler vs. Doe case and the decision legalizing the murder of unborn babies, Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) was a United States Supreme Court case that resulted in a landmark decision about abortion. According to the Roe decision, most laws against abortion violated a constitutional right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The decision overturned all state and federal laws outlawing or restricting abortion that were inconsistent with its holdings. Roe is one of the most controversial and politically significant cases in U.S. Supreme Court history. Quote from the Court archives.In Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202, the Supreme Court ruled that illegal immigrants are within the ‘jurisdiction of the states they reside.’ A footnote to their ruling stated that, “no plausible distinction with respect to Fourteenth Amendment “jurisdiction” can be drawn between resident aliens whose entry into the United States was lawful, and resident aliens whose entry was unlawful.” With the stroke of a pen the court added a new meaning to the 14Th Amendment and overturned two Previous Supreme Court decisions. It’s no wonder that people have had, traditionally, so little regard for the Supreme Court. They do not render their decisions based upon the provisions of the Constitution; they alter the provisions of the Constitution to enable their subjective will upon the people. Quote from article written by Neal Ross For News With Views.com
For this reason alone the American people who treasure their freedom from a dictatorial and anti-personal freedom government, should pull all the Republican levers when they enter the voting booth in 2008.
This country cannot allow leftists like Edwards, Clinton or Obama to win a seat in the Oval Office, and New Yorkers with any conscience, should be ashamed of it’s two Senators.