So, the President has nominated yet another Ivy League college/law school product to be one of our Black-Robed Platonic Guardian Rulers on the Supreme Court. Another person who is committed to a legal regime that has no regard for the protection of unborn human beings.
Is anyone surprised?
Remember, this is the same President whose spokesman said, last year:
Q: Looking back to November of 2007, when he was a candidate, he said that he would not appoint somebody who doesn’t believe in a right to privacy [i.e., the right to abortion]. Does he stand by that now that he’s President?
MR. GIBBS: Absolutely…. I think he believes that the right to privacy in the case of Roe v. Wade… was settled and was in his mind settled correctly.
And the same President who said just two weeks ago that he was looking for:
“somebody who is going to be interpreting our Constitution in a way that takes into account individual rights, and that includes women’s rights. And that’s going to be something that is very important to me…. somebody who believes that women should have the ability to make often very difficult decisions about their own bodies and issues of reproduction.”
The President, of course, mouths all the usual pieties about not having a “litmus test” for judges, particularly when it comes to abortion. But try a thought experiment for a second. Can anyone imagine this President considering the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice who might overturn Roe v. Wade?
To ask the question is to answer it. Of course he wouldn’t. The President is so deeply immersed in anti-life attitudes and beliefs that it would never even occur to him to appoint such a person. Remember, this is the man who is so incoherent in his legal thinking that he can be 100% pro-abortion in all of his policies and positions, and still say this:
“I want my Justice to understand that part of the role of the court is to look out for the people who don’t have political power. The people who are on the outside. The people who aren’t represented. The people who don’t have a lot of money; who don’t have connections. That’s the role of the court.”
Above the main entrance to the Supreme Court building, where this new nominee will likely rule us for decades, there is an inscription: “Equal Justice Under Law”.
That statement is a lie, and as long as this President makes appointments to the bench, it will continue to be a lie.
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