Skip to comments.Flashpoint: U.S. Supreme Court
Posted on 06/30/2012 11:06:50 AM PDT by Tar and Feathers
The recent SCOTUS decision on Obamacare is stark evidence that the judicial branch has pushed the envelope toward a national crisis. While Im not yet convinced that were witnessing the proverbial straw that breaks Uncle Sams back, we could very well be watching a preview of coming attractions.
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Nah. You can post it here.
I'm sorry; but Romney fails at the test of appointing good judges.
He will appoint far better than Obama will.
I agree with Humblegunner. Post it here.
I refuse to use a relative scale. Roberts is a "better justice" than who Gore would have appointed... yet what quality is he?
Everything in life is on a relative scale. Shop at Penney’s? It’s Good, Better, or Best. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Romnet wins, or Obamacare stands while more ardent liberals are added to the court.
He definitely will appoint better than Obama will. Vote for Romney like your life depended on it.
“He will appoint far better than Obama will.”
Here are some examples of what Republican presidents believe are good justices:
Earl Warren - EIsenhower
William Brennan - Eisenhower
Harry Blackman (Mr. Roe v Wade) - Nixon
John Paul Stevens - Ford
Anthony Kennedy - Reagan
Sandra Day O’Connor - Reagan
David Souter - GHW Bush
Harriet Myers (GW Bush wanted her but conservatives forced her to withdraw)
John Roberts (GW Bush)
Given the historical record with respect to Republican Supreme Court nominations, why would we believe a liberal Republican (Romney) would nominate a true conservative judge to the Court? Expect Romney to replace a Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito or Roberts with a moderate to left leaning judge who will move further left once on the Court. Based on past behavior, Romney will likely be like George HW Bush who nominated David Souter in order to avoid a confirmation fight.
Now, put your list of Republican presidential nominees in juxtaposition with Democrat nominees, and tell me which ones are worse. You cannot take one or two boneheaded decisions and throw the whole baby out with the bath water. We’re it not for Roberts, you would have already lost most of your 2nd Amemndment rights. Was his Obamacare decision troubling? You bet your sweet arse it was. But make no mistake about it. A vote not cast for the sub mediocre Romney IS a vote for 4 more years of the current White House stench. You will be digging your own grave. Hold your nose like the rest of us and pull the R lever, and pray to the Almighty God in Heaven that we are afforded a little more time to fend off the wolves.
“Hold your nose like the rest of us and pull the R lever, and pray to the Almighty God in Heaven that we are afforded a little more time to fend off the wolves.”
I remember twice not having to hold my nose to vote for the Republican presidential candidate — 1980 and 1984. My nose will once again be pinched shut in 2012, plus I may have to take an airsickness bag into the booth. One can only hope I can live long enough for the Republicans to nominate another candidate I can enthusiastically support.
Will they be good enough?
Obama's judges say it's OK to cut your leg off at the hip. Will Romney's judges say it's OK to cut your leg off at the knee?
No. Not everything in life is relative. Take the law: you are either a lawbreaker (criminal) or you are not. Your crime doesn't make you less of a lawbreaker than a murderer. The same is true of good and evil.
I do not believe that Romney will appoint good judges, but evil judges who will respect neither law, nor logic, nor God.
No, he will not. He will appoint evil judges who respect neither law, nor logic, nor God.
Vote for Romney like your life depended on it.
No, I will not. I am not voting for any socialist. Period.
Yes we would; the 2nd Amendment merely affirms (and guarantee recognition of) pre-existing, God-given rights. The Supreme Court can no more diminish those actual rights than they can blot out the sun by scribbling "DARKNESS!" on their wall.
(The government's recognition of those rights is an other matter, but cannot be properly addressed until the mentality of "the Constitution gives/grants rights" is wiped out.)
Most of those putting Romney down are Democrat hard core left or lack any sense of reality. I don't bother reading their post.
Who is the last person to appoint a good SCOTUS member? At least Romney grasps the atrocity that was committed against the Constitution and the People. Those who still insist on cutting Rom,ney, with the full knowledge that Obama will strive to appoint those who wish the Constitution dead and buried (even deeper than it is now) are whistling past the graveyard.
I don't know. I don't think I've been alive that long. Certainly not politically aware.
Scalia and Thomas seem ok. The main problem, IMO, is that the people nominated for the position tend to be lawyers. Some should definately be lawyers, but what the Court's lost sight of is that the Constitution means what it says. The entire War On Drugs, for example, is clearly contrary to the Constitution -- and it can even be considered invalid through the judicial-branches golden calf of precedent: the 18th Amendment was needed to give the FedGov the authority to regulate alcohol, it was repealed in full, and no such amendment was made for drugs... yet go Read Raich and see how much they have to twist and turn and dodge and dance in order to declare that the War on Drugs is a-ok.
At least Romney grasps the atrocity that was committed against the Constitution and the People.
I honestly don't know if that's the case: I suspect he's merely seen a chance for him to "get ahead."
Those who still insist on cutting Romney, with the full knowledge that Obama will strive to appoint those who wish the Constitution dead and buried (even deeper than it is now) are whistling past the graveyard.
Honestly, there's more than just the ballot box.
“Well you guys who print that you will not back Romney, this is what you get.... “
This is also what Massachusetts got from Romney, so what’s your point?
Fine, then give your vote to Obama.
I’ll think of you when I am sitting in chains somewhere in a soviet-style Gulag.
I'm not giving Obama any vote. I reject the reasoning that "a vote for anyone other than Romney is a vote for Obama" for if this were true then my vote literally does not count unless I vote a particular way. That is more an indictment of the system than it is of me.
Ill think of you when I am sitting in chains somewhere in a soviet-style Gulag.
Ah, so you're just going to go quietly into the night? I honestly hope that I am shedding enemy blood before that point, because if it gets to that point then I, and every person sworn to uphold/defend the US Constitution, have failed utterly.
so as far as you're concerned, every decision by a judge that you basically believe in must be in accordance with your own opinion.....good luck on that one.
I would be very dubious of a judge who agreed with me on every matter, that would lower him to my level of legal understanding....and believe me, that could be very dangerous.
No, I did not say that. The problem is precisely this: any judge who thinks that a) it's been done before makes it ok, b) the constitution is whatever the USSC says it is, and/or c) the USSC can alter the Constitution ought not be a supreme court Justice.
a -- is precisely the idolization of case law and precedent.
b -- is a proud mind, incapable of accepting the authority of the Constitution over his position.
c -- is one who thinks himself above the law, a Black-Robed God-King.
The result is the same. Give my regards to your friends in Pravda and at the Politburo, too.
Of course the result is the same! That's exactly my point!
Obama Romney | | | | | | | | Marxist Fabian Socialist Socialist \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / IMPLEMENTS SOCIALISM
So, why should I violate my conscience by voting for a socialist?
Also, rather ironically, you can get what I hear is better news from Pravda than the US media sources.
A truly cynical and jaded view. I don’t share it.
Then list your reasons that you don’t.
Show me sound reasoning showing Romney *won’t* implement socialism.
I could list 1,000 and you would not care. Solipsism on the Right can be as bad as solipsism on the Left. And those kinds of arguments, especially here at FR, are endless and fruitless. . . as well as old news. An election is at hand. One reaches a point where one chooses to put a little faith in people (all of who are imperfect creatures), or one does not. I choose to. When good men do nothing, evil fills the vacuum, which is what your negativity would allow. I am saddened by that, but I hope you have a good day.
which is what your negativity would allow.
My negativity? I'm truly sorry you see my refusal to support the GOP's selection of such a lackluster candidate as 'negativity.'
The GOP isn't my wife, I said no vow to stick by it is sickness and in health, in good times and in bad; why should I give it that level of commitment?
I am saddened by that, but I hope you have a good day.
Thank you; you have a good day as well.
Maybe the article should have been titled “Flashpoint: Free Republic!”
The simple fact of the matter is that in 2012 a president will be elected no matter how much you complain about the result. The choices are simple too. You can vote and contribute to the victory/defeat of either candidate or you you can contribute to neither.
Do whatever you think will create the greatest good but don’t say the results are all equal.
I will vote for Romney as I think he’s a decent man. Obama is certainly not.
So you will like Obama’s better??
You’re assuming they won’t be the same judges.
Besides, the quality of a “good judge” is objectively not relative.
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