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Roberts Says He is Thankful for Prayers as he is Sworn in as Chief Justice
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 30 September 2005

Posted on 09/29/2005 5:06:12 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - John Roberts was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court this afternoon after being approved in a 78-22 Senate vote this morning. All 55 Senate Republicans voted for Roberts and were joined by 22 Democrats and Jim Jeffords (I-Vermont). 22 Democrats voted "No," following the lead of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada).

Addressing the gathered guests for the swearing in ceremony, President George W. Bush stressed the importance of the event saying, "The nomination power is one of the most serious responsibilities of a President. When a President chooses a Supreme Court justice he is placing in human hands the full authority and majesty of the law." Bush described Roberts as a man of "integrity, deep humility, and uncommon talent" and praised him for "his reverence for the Constitution and laws of our country; his impartiality and devotion to justice; his modesty and great personal decency."

After taking his oath on the Bible, Roberts thanked the President and others who assisted him during the confirmation process. Concluding his remarks he thanked his supporters for their prayers and asked for their continued prayer support. "Over the past ten weeks, many people who I did not know came up to me and offered encouragement and support. Many of them told me that I and my family was in their prayers and in their hopes. I want to thank all of those people. I will need in the months and years ahead that encouragement and those prayers.," he said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chiefjusticeroberts; georgewbush; prayer; prayers; robertshearings; scotus; ussenate
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Chief Justice Roberts, you shall continue to have our prayers.
1 posted on 09/29/2005 5:06:17 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

John Roberts is a Catholic (Catholic) like the Pope (the Pope) who is from Germany (Germany)...


2 posted on 09/29/2005 5:07:04 PM PDT by Clemenza (Gentlemen, Behold!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

May God bless and enlighten him.


3 posted on 09/29/2005 5:08:23 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Concluding his remarks he thanked his supporters for their prayers and asked for their continued prayer support

Good thing he did not say this before the vote!

4 posted on 09/29/2005 5:08:41 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: Aussie Dasher

I pray to God that he doesn't change with his office.


5 posted on 09/29/2005 5:09:04 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Michael.SF.

I know but, even so, saying it afterward is pretty ballsy in today's bizarro world. I like it...(:


6 posted on 09/29/2005 5:09:42 PM PDT by riri
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To: Aussie Dasher

This statement by Chief Justice Roberts will send the left into convulsions.


7 posted on 09/29/2005 5:10:34 PM PDT by Semi Civil Servant
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To: Aussie Dasher

Now he will have to recuse himself from cases involivng church-and-state....


8 posted on 09/29/2005 5:10:44 PM PDT by mikrofon (Congrats, Mr. Chief Justice)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Our prayers will continue with him. And I still think hesitant conservatives are going to be very pleasantly surprised.


9 posted on 09/29/2005 5:11:39 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: Aussie Dasher

One Nation Under God.


10 posted on 09/29/2005 5:16:33 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!)
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To: Michael.SF.
Good thing he did not say this before the vote!

Oh, we'll be seeing him say (write) a whole lot of things he didn't say before the vote. (/laughing maniacally)

11 posted on 09/29/2005 5:18:52 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Go Mike Pence, Operation Offset, and the Cleveland Indians)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Ok, Geogre, we got our heavyweight intellectual quarterback for Chief Justice. Now lets get him another receiver to throw to.


12 posted on 09/29/2005 5:19:01 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: Clemenza

Somehow, he doesn't strike me as a "cafeteria Catholic".

I disagree with the Roman Catholic Church (as opposed to the liberal American branch) on a great many matters, but the moral and ethical code that they promote is laudable. We could do far, far worse than a conservative Catholic, and I'm not really sure we could have done better.


13 posted on 09/29/2005 5:19:03 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

My comment was referencing a Rush parody.


14 posted on 09/29/2005 5:19:33 PM PDT by Clemenza (Gentlemen, Behold!)
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To: Clemenza

I know, but I thought I'd use it as a springboard for my post.

The liberals are in for 35 years of pure Hell if Bush can get another conservative rammed through.


15 posted on 09/29/2005 5:21:16 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Clemenza

Don't forget that he and Condi Rice blew up the levies in NO with dynamite (dynamite)


16 posted on 09/29/2005 5:21:56 PM PDT by warrior9504 (All gave some. Some gave all.)
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To: Semi Civil Servant

And that ? is a GOOD THING


17 posted on 09/29/2005 5:22:03 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Concluding his remarks he thanked his supporters for their prayers and asked for their continued prayer support. "Over the past ten weeks, many people who I did not know came up to me and offered encouragement and support. Many of them told me that I and my family was in their prayers and in their hopes. I want to thank all of those people. I will need in the months and years ahead that encouragement and those prayers.," he said.

I'm sure Judge Roberts sent the RATS into a tailspin when he said the word "prayer" 4 times in his acceptance speech. LOL I think I'm REALLY going to like this guy. :o)

18 posted on 09/29/2005 5:22:04 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (PRAY FOR THE HURRICANE VICTIMS AND RESCUE WORKERS!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Concluding his remarks he thanked his supporters for their prayers and asked for their continued prayer support. "Over the past ten weeks, many people who I did not know came up to me and offered encouragement and support. Many of them told me that I and my family was in their prayers and in their hopes. I want to thank all of those people. I will need in the months and years ahead that encouragement and those prayers.," he said.

I'm sure Judge Roberts sent the RATS into a tailspin when he said the word "prayer" 4 times in his acceptance speech. LOL I think I'm REALLY going to like this guy. :o)

19 posted on 09/29/2005 5:22:07 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (PRAY FOR THE HURRICANE VICTIMS AND RESCUE WORKERS!)
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To: dubyaismypresident

I'm with you on that. I hope he proves all his detractors on right wrong and on the left, right!


20 posted on 09/29/2005 5:22:10 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: Aussie Dasher

Speaking of Prayers right after being sworn in must have driven the left nuts. I like it!


21 posted on 09/29/2005 5:23:33 PM PDT by ladyinred (It is all my fault okay?)
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To: Semi Civil Servant

"This statement by Chief Justice Roberts will send the left into convulsions."

Little bit of Haldol should fix that right up.


22 posted on 09/29/2005 5:23:45 PM PDT by fizziwig
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To: Aussie Dasher

I pray that he has the wisdom to overturning the ruling that allows the slaughter of unborn children.


23 posted on 09/29/2005 5:23:55 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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To: Michael.SF.
I'm with you on that. I hope he proves all his detractors on right wrong and on the left, right!

Within a year, I fully expect to be able to say that Hillary and Barbara Box of Rocks Boxer were totally right.

I bet we got our teflon Bork.

24 posted on 09/29/2005 5:24:12 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Go Mike Pence, Operation Offset, and the Cleveland Indians)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Great thread, thanks. Our Aussie allies are probably our closest these days. We have so much in common. God bless you and yours.


25 posted on 09/29/2005 5:25:54 PM PDT by xJones
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To: joebuck

"Now lets get him another receiver to throw to."

Many of us cast our votes for this singular purpose.


26 posted on 09/29/2005 5:26:39 PM PDT by wingman1 (University of Vietnam 1970. Forget? Hell.)
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To: Semi Civil Servant
This statement by Chief Justice Roberts will send the left into convulsions.

Not that that's a BAD thing...
A short trip, BTW.

27 posted on 09/29/2005 5:31:20 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I was looking forward to seeing his young son Jack break out some of his funky fresh moves, but alas, 'twas not to be.

< |:)~

28 posted on 09/29/2005 5:31:52 PM PDT by martin_fierro (_____oooo_( )_oooo_____)
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To: dubyaismypresident
I bet we got our teflon Bork.

The democrats really plan on everyone having a short memory. What do they think a true conservative is going to do after witnessing what happened to Robert Bork, and then almost Clarence Thomas. Of course they are going to be a little more selective and cautious on their comments.

Poor Bork, he never saw the bus coming and by the time he realized it, it was too late.

29 posted on 09/29/2005 5:34:04 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: Semi Civil Servant

The left should react to Chief Justice Roberts being thankful for prayers as loudly as they screamed when Clinton strutted around with that big ol' Bible.

As in silence.

Of course they knew full well it meant nothing to him.


30 posted on 09/29/2005 5:37:47 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Michael.SF.
The democrats really plan on everyone having a short memory.

The Left lives in the moment. They have no sense of history.

I still contend that Bill Clinton wasn't a true liar, merely someone unbound by any promise ever made because, he lives in the moment.

31 posted on 09/29/2005 5:41:44 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Go Mike Pence, Operation Offset, and the Cleveland Indians)
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To: martin_fierro
I was looking forward to seeing his young son Jack break out some of his funky fresh moves, but alas, 'twas not to be.

Sounds like a good idea for a tv show... The Jack Roberts Dance Party.

32 posted on 09/29/2005 5:43:12 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Go Mike Pence, Operation Offset, and the Cleveland Indians)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Good thing he did not say this before the vote! Oh, we'll be seeing him say (write) a whole lot of things he didn't say before the vote. (/laughing maniacally)

I can't even imagine how relieved he must feel tonight.

He has been living his life so he could get on the Supreme Court for a very long time and has wisely kept his mouth shout and pen still. Now he will be free as a bird to write all the books we wants and say whatever is on his mind.

33 posted on 09/29/2005 5:43:21 PM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: bannie

Judge Roberts is painfully aware of the injustices the Warren court imposed on the nation.


34 posted on 09/29/2005 5:43:48 PM PDT by chainsaw
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To: martin_fierro
I was looking forward to seeing his young son Jack break out some of his funky fresh moves, but alas, 'twas not to be.

Did you hear Jack during the swearing in ceremony?
He yelled something, I think it was "UH OH"

35 posted on 09/29/2005 5:45:17 PM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: chainsaw

I pray he doesn't forget!!


36 posted on 09/29/2005 5:46:03 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: dubyaismypresident
The Left lives in the moment.

Sounds very much like Vonnegut. (But true!)

37 posted on 09/29/2005 5:48:19 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: Spktyr
The liberals are in for 35 years of pure Hell if Bush can get another conservative rammed through.

I'd say they are in for 35 years of enjoying life in a better America...in spite of their best efforts. ;)

38 posted on 09/29/2005 5:52:52 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (Speaking several languages is an asset; keeping your mouth shut in one is priceless.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

And I will continue to pray that he will not forget that the
US Constitution was contemplated as an instrument for the
Courts as well as for the legislature. That it is not intended to be a thing of wax in the hands of a despotic branch- and that when our government(the Courts included)
act contrary to the clear language used and intent of the men who wrote and ratified the document( as opposed to "the way the courts have interpreted the constituion for years."
(sic. the domestic lynching of a certain Chief Justice of
the Alabama State supreme Court) IF he shows an attention to
the US Constitution (and not foreign precedents I will support him.If he becomes a terror to good works and begins
to call good evil and evil good-it will be my right and my duty to resist and oppose him as the minister of Satan-some of his peers on that once honorable Court present themselves to be.


39 posted on 09/29/2005 6:18:02 PM PDT by StonyBurk
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To: Aussie Dasher

What an eloquent man. A man of honor, character and integrity. Also one heckuva sense of humor. God bless him. He will be there long after those who opposed him.


40 posted on 09/29/2005 6:23:01 PM PDT by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for our country than anyone will ever know. He's a man of honor.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

The man has earned our prayers, which will continue as we pray for everyone in this administration.


41 posted on 09/29/2005 6:24:02 PM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: Semi Civil Servant
This statement by Chief Justice Roberts will send the left into convulsions.

Where's the best place to watch? Anyone got a link to live video? I mean, it isn't any fun unless we actually get to SEE the convulsions, the exploding heads, and the demonic manifestations.

42 posted on 09/29/2005 6:35:12 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Today's game: The FR Patriots v. The Hatriots)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I pray that he has the wisdom to clarify the first amendment and shut the ACLU up!.


43 posted on 09/29/2005 6:39:40 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Aussie Dasher

All - I have a question about this whole thing: Why did Bush promote Roberts directly to Chief Justice as opposed to any of the other sitting members of the SC, and how do you suppose they feel about it?

Okay, that was two questions.


44 posted on 09/29/2005 7:09:15 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (You keep lyin' when you oughta be truthin')
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To: VoiceOfBruck

Longevity?

who knows.


45 posted on 09/29/2005 7:10:17 PM PDT by msf92497 (hmmmm.....OK....Pull My Finger.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I want to thank all of those people. I will need in the months and years ahead that encouragement and those prayers.," he said.

Something the Left doesn't want to hear, I'm sure.

I'm glad this ordeal is over.

46 posted on 09/29/2005 7:15:28 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: VoiceOfBruck

Because Roberts is young, and already had solid Senate support. It was the right play, especially in light of the second nomination which is coming down the pike very soon. As for the other Justices--they understand the politics as well as anyone. Only Scalia was conceivably a Chief, and he has a paper record ten miles long. Roberts has appeared many, many times before the Court, and is arguably the best Supreme Court practitioner of his generation. There will be no problem commanding their respect. In any event, the Chief is only primus inter pares, and has the most influence when he treats the others with the deference that they deserve.


47 posted on 09/29/2005 7:21:30 PM PDT by maro
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To: Clemenza

You should have put them (the "echo") in italics with elipses. :-)


48 posted on 09/29/2005 7:29:52 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: warrior9504
I thought that he did that with Karl Rove? Maybe Condi was there too (there too...).
49 posted on 09/29/2005 7:30:57 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Aussie Dasher

My Lutheran parish celebrated the festival of St. Michael and All Angels with a Eucharist this evening.

One of the prayer petitions was:

"You have charged the angels with removing all evildoers from your kingdom and you sit in judgment to determine what is right and just. Bless the police officers, magistrates, and courts of our land, giving them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, that they may perceive the truth and enforce the law impartially as instruments of your divine will; Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer".

The celebrant spontaneously added the name of Chief Justice Roberts at the mention of the courts.


50 posted on 09/29/2005 8:14:28 PM PDT by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be exorcised.)
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