Thursday, October 27, 2005

Harriet Miers withdraws her nomination

I certainly hope that George W. Bush will take the time to locate a person worthy of sitting on The Supreme Court.

I hope he picks a person without consideration of sex or race. I hope he chooses a person who believes in the Constitution as it was written over 200 years ago.

I hope he chooses a person who believes in the rights of the fifty states, not the expansion of The Federal government.

I also hope he ends up choosing a person with a strong judicial record; I do not like these stealth candidates he has been nominating.

If I could pick a person I think I would choose Janice Rogers Brown. She has a lot of Libertarian views and a strong judicial record.

I definitely hope that George W Bush picks a strong conservative and picks a fight with The Democrats in the Senate. One of the reasons why I feel that The Republican Party left me in the mid to late nineties is the way that The Republicans have abandoned fiscal conservatives and the way that they have expanded the powers of The Federal government. They are not willing to fight for the things they promised in 1994. Basically, I think the modern day Republicans are cowardly when it comes to facing down the Democrats.


zack said...

I would hope that he would do those things also. But, honestly, I don't think that he will at all. In fact, I would be surprised if he picked anyone who properly upheld the Constitution and the genius behind it.

As far as I'm concerned America is gradually becoming a police-state and the Bush adminstration is passively allowing it to happen; if not ushering it in.

I don't want to make the impression that I hate president Bush or that I find him vile, etc. I just don't think he's any better than the vast majority of our post-WWII presidents. Each expanding the government more than the last and each destroying the principles that the country was founded on more than the last. The only exception I could see clear to make would be for Ronald Reagan, and even though I think that he's the best of that group I find much fault with him as well.

Maybe I'm just too pessimistic..

zack said...

As an addendum to my previous statement--about there not being many good post-WWII presidents (which I still stand by)--I don't want to imply that our WWII president, FDR, was good. As far as I'm concerned, he's one of the worst presidents we've ever had, especially in terms of what he did to destroy personal and economic liberty. I also did not mean to imply that presidents prior to WWII did not also expand government or stomp on liberty--many of them most certainly did.

Just clarifying. :)

OH! Also, just quick book reccomendation, if I may...I really strongly suggest the book V for Vendetta. There is a film adaptation coming out soon, but I can assure you that it will not hold a candle to the original graphic novel. Just a suggestion, that is sort of on topic with my previous post.

Lewis said...

I'm no constitutional scholar, but I'd like to know about the future nominee's view of the ninth amendment. It seems that it very rarely gets discussed.

Anonymous said...

Didn't our for fathers try to create Rome 2.0 with the USA?

WWII was the turning point for a America. We went from being an isolationist nation to one that wants to exert its power gobally.
From a republic to a empire just like Rome did after the Phoneician(spelling?) Wars.

Just my opinion.
We are now on the down ward spirial, China will be the next great nation in the latter part of this century.


Mike Kole said...

I am also a fan of Janice Rogers Brown, and hope she is nominated for the reasons you cite.

A guy can dream, right?

Barry said...

Anonymous said:

"WWII was the turning point for a America. We went from being an isolationist nation to one that wants to exert its power gobally."

I share your lament about the deleterious effects of WWII on our American republic, but the cat was already well out of the bag. Our republic was destroyed already when Lincoln decided to wage war on the South rather than let South Carolina secede. Lincoln anticipated the Eagles by well over a century, creating a "voluntary" union of states from which one could never leave.

Will Geo. Bush do the right thing this time? Maybe. Does it matter? Increasingly I think it doesn't.

Robert Enders said...

Barry, Barry, Barry,
The Rebels might have peacibly secceeded had they not fired on Ft Sumter. If they sincerely considered themselves to be a foriegn country, they should have giving the North time to grant them recognition and withdraw Federal troops and weapons. Instead, they shot at Federal troops. When a foreigner does it, its an act of war. When an American does it, its treason.

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