Friday, September 16, 2005

The supreme court

This time is critical. Two vacancies on the Supreme Court. I really should be watching the news and paying more attention. But part of me just wants denial. Blissful, blissful denial.

George Bush is going to appoint people who think like him. And that frightens me more than words can express.

John Roberts for example, he's only been a judge for two years on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That is not enough time to establish a record and makes me wonder why Bushie would choose someone so, dare I say, unqualified?

It doesn't help matters that Roberts refuses to answer questions on key issues like abortion. Planned Parenthood has come out in opposition and Civil Rights groups have followed suit. They say Roberts' memos reveal him to be hostile to civil rights, affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act.

Less publicized and equally troubling, Roberts has said that although Congress has a right to declare war, its authority to end war is an "unsettled" issue. WHAT?

I want people to wake up. There are strong forces in government right now eroding women's right to privacy and pushing through money for abstinence only education. An education that is better-labeled "misinformation" sponsored by the religious right and a movement that has proven time and time again to show huge failure rates and spikes of STD's and pregnancies.

Roberts refuses to answer questions on this important topic and we have no court record to look at. You have a right to know what this man thinks about fundamental issues facing your body and your country.

Sad truth is, the people in control are likely going to get their way. Maybe I sound doomsday as I say this, but I honestly believe that... basically...

We’re screwed.

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

It's so refreshing to read someone who thinks like I do.