Sunday, January 22, 2006

Alito tips the scales

Alright, we can forgive you if you make rash statements in your youth, as everyone does - including me right now. These statements shouldn't effect your future as much since one really has no idea where the future will lead so early. It is a learning process.

One should not be forgiven when you make very bold statements at the age of 30 about the nation's laws if you are applying for a position on the US Supreme Court later on in life. Especially, when the president has made no secret of nominating a lopsided idealogue into the Supreme Court. Supreme Court judges need to remain neutral. An example:

Alito gets into the Supreme Court with his bias views in hand. He then sides with the 4 other members of the court who are more conservative, now that O'Connor will be gone. The only way to make sure the Supreme Court is representative of the public now is to hope one of these 5 judges keels over or retires - resulting in a black wish nobody wishes for. Once this hypothetical judge retires or dies, a judge who has a liberal bias needs to be put in to get to the point where we are right now in consideration of Alito.

The point being, in order to keep a balance, there should always be an opposite. Once those opposites are in check, neutral players need to be introduced rather than people like Alito. With Alito in, we are only setting up the game for more of the same down the line. In addition, until a counterweight is set up for Alito, we will have a misrepresentation on the bench.

Real change is to vote for a neutral character, or show support for one. Besides, do you really want the ideas you believe in to be judged correct by a brute force placement of a sympathetic judge into the mix? Or would you rather have your beliefs affirmed by a truly neutral court?

I find it even worse when the media is more fascinated with Alito's wife crying, than with some of the questioning... particularily Russ Feingold's questioning of Alito's stances on Executive Power which unveiled some key info about Alito. The media

Anyways, I'll keep this short... but I think some politicians need to remember what the public wants. It is shown time after time that the public is much more neutral than politicians both on the Hill and in the White House. We, as a public, need to demand more of that rather than competing extremes that is more unstable.

Some analysts believe Alito is more moderate than people think, and I hope they are correct. I'm not for putting anybody's beliefs into office, but rather, a smart and qualified candidate who has not showed any signs of bias in recent times. I was fine with Roberts, and actually liked him... but Alito is too much.

(My apologies for the late posting of this. It was originally posted elsewhere)

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