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Posted on 11/04/2004 9:57:49 AM PST by Syco
Dear Senator Frist,
After a long and contentious fight to retain the White House and expand our majority in both houses of Congress, I am extremely dismayed by comments made by Senator Specter regarding the President's right to choose his own candidates for the nation's judiciary. After several years of stonewalling on the part of Democrats in the Senate Judiciary Committee, it is incredibly distressing to see a member of the Republican party attempting to block excellent and qualified judges from the bench because of their conservative ideology.
I am a partisan. I will continue to work for our party's success because I believe that we embody the principles that are best for the nation. But make no mistake, conservative members of the Republican party will not continue to support the GOP if a very small minority of our Senators refuse to give a fair hearing to judges who agree with the party platform.
The last election should be a wakeup call to party leadership. The single most important issue to voters was "moral values". The party did a masterful job of getting Evangelical and other Conservative voters to the polls - voters who stayed home in 2000 - largely because of the moral issues facing the nation. It would be disastrous for the party and country if these voters felt betrayed and did not return to the polls in 2006 and 2008.
Renegade judges have been legislating from the bench for decades and have recently accelerated a dangerous experiment in social engineering - whether by redefining marriage, tinkering with the Pledge of Allegiance, or ruling against late term abortion restrictions. The American people recognize this judicial tyranny for what it is, and we look to you and other members of the Senate to put a stop to it.
Senator Specter and Democrats in the Senate say that the President should not nominate candidates with a conservative ideology because they are "outside the mainstream". If that is the case, most of the country must be outside of the mainstream. The vast majority of Americans support some limits on abortion, and clearly Tuesday's results in the states voting on Marriage Amendment should prove that this country will not accept gay marriage as a government supported institution.
In light of all of this, I am writing to you to urge you to take action to remove Senator Specter from the Judiciary Committee. The idea that this man, who won a tough primary fight only with the help of the White House, could be the next Chair of the Judiciary Committee is truly frightening. Please take steps to ensure that he does not aid liberals in continuing to block the President's agenda.
I understand that this move could lead to Mr. Specter defecting to the other side. In reality Senator, he made that defection long ago. Please do what is right and help President Bush and the majority of the American people in seating solid judges, without forcing them to pass a liberal litmus test. As our majority leader, we are counting on you.
You can find links to other members of the Senate leadership at http://republican.senate.gov/
Go to it!
Specter is NOT what victory looks like. We might as well have asked Schumer to chair the committee. Souter will be the only acceptable GOP nominee for a weasal like Arlen. Maybe this will be the revenge for Bush supporting him over Toomey.
Good idea. Spector is a paranoid, liberal republican
So I'm not getting too excited over this report.
I don't agree with this at all. Why feed the MSM when all they are trying to do is respond like you are responding.
I haave already e-mailed the White House and Sen Santorum. Cannot find e-mail link to Frist, can you help
It appears the Senator is at odds with published reports of just what it was he said with regards to the Supreme court nominees.
I would suggest sending copies of the elctoral map to the Senate leadership captioned "We Are The Mainstream - America Says So."
BTW, great letter.
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Try the link at the top of the page.
Here's my letter to Frist
Even if the Philadelphia Enquirer story is blown out of proportion, which I am not convinced of, if you read Specter's own book he outlines his beliefs. Defending Roe v. Wade is his top priority. He has voted for some conservative judges before, but only because he was certain it would not negatively impact the balance and threaten his beloved Roe decision.
The spector of Specter is more than I can stomach.
I already e-mailed the President, and will follow up with letters to Frist, Cheney and Hatch.
Specter MUST go.
OK, let me say this clearly -- I don't support abortion - period end of subject.
You want to know how to sway the country in our favor, inquire within.
Don't fall into the trap. The report about what Spector said is not accurate. The Press is baiting conservatives to show the party is divided.
Because he knew there are 6 other justices who would not overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Specters book, he is very clear he would not support any of these if the court was endangered of overturning Roe v. Wade. Specter is a snake and should not be in charge of the Judiciary Committee. Specter will do whatever possible to keep the court with a liberal balance. His words can not be any clearer on this subject.
I hope you're right. If you are then I'm sure that the Senate Leadership will ignore my letters and the many others that they will no doubt receive. But I seriously doubt if the report has been blown too far out of proportion. Specter has shown his liberal pedigree on more than one occassion. I don't think that it would be wise to keep him in such a powerful position.
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