Skip to comments.McCain alarms base with abortion comment
Posted on 08/14/2008 8:54:39 PM PDT by Alter Kaker
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“There is no way any Supreme Court nominee could get through the Democrat Senate if he announced he was pro-life. He has to keep quiet about it, like Roberts and Alito did.”
The issue for a justice is whether the supposed right to privacy (not found in the constitution) covers a women’s right to kill her own baby prior to delivery. Not only is Roe v Wade immoral it is also bad law. A justice need not say exactly how they would render on a possible new case, as they would prejudice themselves against potential cases without the facts.
The truth will be seen in the actual pick.
Everything else is just politics. Can anyone imagine any reason why McCain might want to be polite to Ridge?
That would be a major miscalculation. If there is one issue that would push conservatives over the edge, this is it.
[... Are you saying that the Supreme Court of the United States really has no moral authority over just what constitutes a human being?...]
Without the counsel of Scripture, the Supreme Court cannot be trusted to make moral decisions.
So the answer is yes.
McCain said nothing about judges, you are misrepresenting him.
The veep has no power to nominate judges.
Personally, I'm getting to the opinion Lieberman would be a good choice for veep. Provides the across the aisle cred to counter Obama, is a Jackson type Democrat, would not be able to run as either a Republican or Democrat in the 2012 primaries.
A McCain/Lieberman ticket would be the serious guys running against the amateurs. Palin and Jindahl are up and comers, but need more experience. Ridge is qualified but boring, and is a negative with Evangelicals, Pawlenty is OK, but nothing more, and Cantor whom I like is a bit of a crap shoot: Seems to offer no help in VA, but is a true conservative.
Romney seems to me like the real wildcard. Good campaigner, but with little magnetism, probably help in MI, UT, and CO, but then there's the Mormonism thing.
Thanks for the welcome. After the last couple of posts I’ve commented on, I’m just glad to see some God-fearin’ folks left on the conservative side.
Keep the faith (and share some too)!
You mean that I left off the accent marks, or that I wrote that without noticing your tag-line?
Are you kidding? The odds of a veep succeeding any President are very high. Here we're talking about a veep for a 72 year old President. If McCain nominates a pro-abort like Lieberman, he'll be throwing the entire pro-life movement under the wheels of the Straight Talk Express.
Unless Timmy screws up, the VP will be Pawlenty.
However, it is obvious from McCain’s statements that he does not find the Pro Abortion Agenda objectionable.
Lieberman? No way. Like Ridge or Giuliani, a deal-breaker for me.
I am anti abortion. I want for it to be illegal for any portion of our government to support any organization such as Planned Parenthood. If a doctor determines that the mother will suffer irreparable damage should she go full term with the pregnancy then I think it should be legal for the baby to be removed.
Thank you Eddie.
Teach your children well.
Your grandchildren will
Our government (U.S.) was initially designed as an implement (tool) by which to help govern a society of free, sovereign peoples who happened to live in America. By no means was it set up to "conduct business" as you mistakenly assume. The sole purpose of government is to protect members of society from outside forces and from time to time each other, when certain members of society stray outside of the agreed-to contract with each other. Governments established by and operated by imperfect men and women, are prone to, and inherently evil, although a necessarily so.
I do not worship at the alter of government, and neither should anyone else. Instead, government should be looked upon with a suspicious eye, and constant vigilance against tyranny and corruption. After all, and I paraphrase a great Frenchman, "America did not become great because of its government, it became, and remained great because its people were good" (DeTocqueville).
Funny you should mention the folk around here.
Das and I have just been discussing the tone on
the threads lately. Unlike Obama, you give me hope.
You’re killing me brother.
I posted those remarks a couple of years
ago on Free Republic and got shredded.