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Supreme Court Warning to Conservatives: Do Not Confuse Relief with Joy
American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2012 | Lester Jackson

Posted on 10/22/2012 5:31:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The most important reason for conservatives to support Mitt Romney is that he is not Barack Obama, period. Never before has there been an American president ashamed of his own country. Never before has there been a president with complete contempt for the political and economic principles that made it great.

Obama's disdain for the Constitution and the freedoms it protects is well-known, at least to conservatives. Also, for all its faults, capitalism has been the driving engine that made ours the most creative, productive, and successful economy ever seen. The foundation of capitalism is business. Nevertheless, there have been no Romney commercials quoting Obama's bile-filled declaration that he felt like a "spy behind enemy lines" when working for a corporation.

Mitt Romney is not ashamed of his country, what it has achieved, and what it stands for. But the virtue of being not-Obama should not be confused with conservative virtue. While defeat of Obama should be a basis for relief, it does not follow that election of Romney should be a cause for joy.

Of course, if Romney were to actually govern as a conservative and not sell out his backers, as Republicans so often have done in the past, there will be time enough to celebrate. Conservatives should rejoice in results, not hope.

One area of immense wishful thinking is the recently oft-expressed notion that, if Romney is elected, the Supreme Court will magically cease its repeated lawlessness, usurpation, and abuse of judicial review.

The re-election of Obama would guarantee, for another generation, an out-of-control Court with contempt for both the law and the Constitution. That's surely reason enough to vote for Romney.

But the vote should be cast with eyes wide open. The election of Romney would assure nothing beyond the avoidance of absolutely certain judicial disaster...

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; romney; scotus; supremecourt
Maybe he'll surprise us.
1 posted on 10/22/2012 5:31:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

American Thinker is using a misleading headline. I didn’t see where the Supreme Court met and decided to tell the Republicans to not be joyful.

I do agree that the statement of not confusing relief with joy is probably worth a thought. My personal thoughts are that I will be relieved that Obama is gone and that will make me very joyful!


2 posted on 10/22/2012 5:57:03 PM PDT by rw4site (Little men want Big Government!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have to start somewhere. For now we’ll start by getting Oblamer out of the WH.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 6:03:17 PM PDT by BufordP (Chuck Norris doesn't check under the bed anymore. He wears Clint Eastwood pajamas.)
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To: rw4site
My personal thoughts are that I will be relieved that Obama is gone and that will make me very joyful!

As long as you're willing to use the whip on Romney when he needs it.
4 posted on 10/22/2012 6:03:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe he'll surprise us.

Not watching huh?

5 posted on 10/22/2012 6:21:41 PM PDT by itsahoot
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> Maybe he'll surprise us.

Just you wait.... if he wins, he will. But it likely won't be the kind of surprise you like.

Keep your eyes open and beware.

6 posted on 10/22/2012 6:27:49 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am praying that is so, but as Reagan said, “Trust, but verify!” Wise words.


7 posted on 10/22/2012 9:03:37 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: cripplecreek

Well said Sir !
This is a fact that needs top be repeated ! Romney needs to have his feet held to the fire by the electorate ,also the members of Congress need to have the same treatment as well.


8 posted on 10/22/2012 11:32:19 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Nebr FAL owner; cripplecreek; rw4site
>>>My personal thoughts are that I will be relieved that Obama is gone and that will make me very joyful!
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>>As long as you're willing to use the whip on Romney when he needs it.
>
>Well said Sir!
>This is a fact that needs top be repeated ! Romney needs to have his feet held to the fire by the electorate ,also the members of Congress need to have the same treatment as well.

Sadly it is not unlikely that, should Romney be elected, people will consider that enough to sate their desire for "getting something done" and thus go back to their everyday lives, forgetting that they need to guard their liberties. (The TSA, NDAA, Patriot Act, TARP, Federal Reserve, even Roe v Wade are the result of the people in-general being lax in their guard of their liberties; one good thing about the Obama administration is that it has woken a lot of people up to the corruption and inefficiency of government.)

9 posted on 10/23/2012 9:38:00 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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FReepers have adopted this fantasy that all of America’s problems are 4 years in the making and all we need to do is go back to the glory days of Bush. Thinking like that will get us back about 2 years if we’re lucky.


10 posted on 10/23/2012 10:05:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
FReepers have adopted this fantasy that all of America’s problems are 4 years in the making and all we need to do is go back to the glory days of Bush. Thinking like that will get us back about 2 years if we’re lucky.

Indeed, it's a stupid, dangerous thought and deserves to be destroyed with extreme prejudice.
In the case of the Federal Reserve alone we've been suckered for nearly a century, and now it's to the point where Thomas Jefferson warned us:

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currencies, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

11 posted on 10/23/2012 12:34:29 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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