Democrat and Independent Thinker..."The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." -Nietzsche

Commenting on many things, including..."A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from." - Keith Olbermann

Friday, November 03, 2006

Just Anti-choice Smoke Blowing

I am watching Judges on Trial on CNN's Broken Government. I am so sick and tired of hearing Republican bullshit about activist judges, and a "policy making" Supreme Court.

Again, I refer to Scalia:

'You talk about independence as though it is unquestionably and unqualifiably a good thing," Scalia said. "It may not be. It depends on what your courts are doing."

Scalia added, "The more your courts become policy-makers, the less sense it makes to have them entirely independent."

The U.S. Constitution IS public policy. Their entire reason for existence is to ensure that lower court rulings and state laws do not sit in opposition to the biggest public policy of all.

To accuse the Supreme Court of making political decisions and "setting" public policies as though this is something only recent and suddenly anathema is just blowing smoke. Perhaps the Republicans should be reminded of...oh, let's see... how about the Dred Scott Case? Brown vs. Board of Education? It is just another anti-choice strategy.

I am enjoying listening to Justice Breyer and former Justice O'Connor, though. I wish all of our Justices were of their caliber. It's just a crying shame that the first black Justice had to be such a pawn to the white right, when there are so many so much more deserving of this long-overdue honor.

Listen to The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer interviewed by Jeffrey Toobin.

1 comment:

Jack said...

I'm confused about this whole Broken Government series as well. It's almost like they're going to change their logo to "Yeah, left wing media here". I find it interesting you mention the Supreme Court. As for most people, this subject is way to esoteric to have an intelligent conversation. I personally don't really care about the supreme court. They're not elected, and we know what we're going to get.

With a series like that, of course fox looks like it's right wing. I mean, CBS, ABC, & NPR look right wing after that series. The broken government series is an expose of left wing opinions.

It's election time. It's time to pander to fear and money, and the combination of which = the american public.

That's why people are acting like morons. It's like new year's eve, except with politics.

I live in Atlanta, and I'm glad this is just a mid-term election.