Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Judge Alito Versus Senate Democrats

During the hearings, I heard many reasons for not confirming Judge Alito as our next Supreme Court Justice. None of them had one thing to do with his ability to do the job, or his accomplishments. It was all about him becoming like the other conservative judges, and voting the way they do. I think the real threat to the Democrats is the fact that there will be one more conservative on the bench. And,they are so afraid that, since Justice O'Connor isn't being placed by a moderate, they may lose cases that would have been won, had another moderate been put on the bench.

Democrats also worry that Alito, along with new Chief Justice John Roberts, would make the court more conservative and could even help overturn major decisions such as Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that declared abortion a fundamental constitutional right.

Abortion seems to be the one main issue that they are so concerned with. But, why worry, since the conservatives are out numbered on the bench. I don't think they will ever overturn Roe vs. Wade, without a miracle on the bench.

But, the truth that stands behind the Democrats not supporting Judge Alito is seen in the statement from Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid.

"I think it sends a message to the American people that this guy is not King George, he's President George," Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.

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