Thursday, October 27, 2005

Nomination Withdrawn

Harriet Miers has just withdrawn her nomination to the Supreme Court. Bush says that he has "reluctantly accepted her resignation from the process". Now we know that she really is Bush's friend. Thank you Harriet for doing the right thing.
I hope we don't regret getting what we wished for...


For those that haven't really gotten what the fuss was all about --and those that were mad that conservatives were "fighting within the family", these are just three of the cases that are set to go before SCOTUS (*Please note that MOST of the them are being brought or are represented by the ACLU):

Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood, 04-1144
: ACLU fights to overturn the law requires doctors to notify a parent at least 48 hours before performing an abortion for a teenager (teenager = under 15 who couldn't be given an ASPIRIN in school without parental conscent). (source)

Rumsfeld v. FAIR, 04-1152 : (The Solomon Amendment) This Amendment denies federal funds to any university that bars military recruiters because the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is inconsistent with the university's generally applicable nondiscrimination rules. (source)

Gonzales v. Oregon, 04-623 : It will be reviewed whether the federal government improperly undermined Oregon's Death With Dignity Act by threatening doctors with revocation of their license to prescribe narcotic drugs if they assisted in implementing the Act. (source)

These are just three of some very serious cases that will come before this court. They will most likely be tasked to review the merits of ROE, the Patriot Act and therefore how we deal with the threat of terrorism in the US. We can't "trust" the President on this one...we have to KNOW for sure.

"'Trust me' government asks that we concentrate our hopes and dreams on one man; that we trust him to do what's best for us. My view of government places trust not in one person or one party, but in those values that transcend persons and parties. The trust is where it belongs--in the people. The responsibility to live up to that trust is where it belongs, in their elected leaders. That kind of relationship, between the people and their elected leaders, is a special kind of compact."
-RONALD REAGAN, Republican National Convention, Detroit, Michigan, July 17, 1980.

Jay, from Stop the ACLU, has interviewed the president of the Alliance Defense Fund (one of the leading defenders of America from the Communist/Socialist agenda of the ACLU) -You can go read it here. If you want to join the fight to reign in the ACLU and stop their taxpayer funding, please visit Stop the ACLU and register.

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