The schizophrenic Republican from Arizona, John McCain, was all smiles yesterday as he delivered an overwhelming victory to the domestic enemies of this country—as well as a bitter blow to those he claims to represent in Arizona and many, many others across the country. In the best tradition of Popeye’s friend Wimpy, McCain was undoubtedly thinking “I’ll gladly win the nomination on Super Tuesday for a knife in the back of Bill Frist today.”
And if the likes of John McCain are happy, you KNOW the ones trying to stop the show are just GIDDY—
Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada [crowed] “We have sent President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and the radical right of the Republican party an undeniable message … the abuse of power will not be tolerated.” ~ Senators Avert Showdown Over Filibusters, May 23, 8:51 PM (ET), David Espo, AP News at MyWay.com
If you haven’t been following, I will sum it up for you: It would seem that by some miraculous Touch of the Holy Spirit, America is riding a wave of conservatism that has elected a “majority” of “conservatives” to Congress as well as putting a “conservative” in the White House. Given that, you would think some great changes would be taking place in a country that has grown as decadent as this one. One could go on forever listing our “accomplishments”—four thousand abortions occurring each day, homosexuals being married by the state governments and then adopting innocent children to warp and scar, helpless victims of crime being tortured to death rather than avenged (as Terri Schiavo was), sexual predators running rampant through our cities and towns taking our children, using them and murdering them like discarded play-things, spurred on by a culture of lust from the movie screen to the TV to the “Adult Book store”…on and on and on. Maybe, just maybe the new stalwart conservatives could make a dent.
Unfortunately, they have proved neither stalwart, nor conservative. The only ideological passion to be found comes from the radical left—of which there seems to be no end of representatives both old and new, from Chappaquiddick Ted Kennedy to Diane (not so) Feinstein to Nancy Pelosi to “Dingy” Harry Reid [nod to Limbaugh for the humorous monikers]. All rabidly dogmatic in their defense of everything that is destroying this country and her Judeo/Christian heritage.
Despite the electoral successes from the Right, these rabid radicals have found a chokehold to insure their doctrines continue to spread—even without popular support. Through the judiciary.
That’s right. Courts across the country are becoming “super legislatures” making laws without any fear of accountability or response due to public displeasure. Within days (sometimes minutes) of a law being passed that has the slightest hint of turning back the heathen tide, a judge is there to obliterate it. One of the most egregious examples is the “partial-birth abortion” debacle. A procedure that is beyond anything Wes Craven could come up with—where the child is ripped from the womb (but not all the way because that would legally constitute infanticide) and scissors are used to shear her neck open and remove her brain. As hard as it is to get controversial legislation properly written, through the various committees, through the House, through the Senate and signed by the president, just such a bill was passed…only to be struck down by a prima donna in a black robe:
Lincoln, NE (LifeNews.com)—As expected, a third federal judge has declared the nation’s ban on partial-birth abortions unconstitutional because it did not contain a disputed health exception. The decision sets up the next stage of the legal battle in a federal appeals court.
U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf ruled that the ban fell outside of a 2000 Supreme Court decision requiring bans on the gruesome procedure to have a health exception—even though many doctors groups say women would never need a three-day long abortion procedure in an emergency situation.
Dr. Curtis Cook, an OB/GYN and Michigan State University professor who specializes in high-risk pregnancies and pregnancies with complications, told the court he didn’t believe partial-birth abortions were ever medically necessary.
Cook said the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is on record as saying “there is no situation where they can think that this is the only option available.” ~ Third Federal Judge: Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Unconstitutional, Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com, September 8, 2004
Overcome with guilt at his blatant and shameful activism on behalf of a medieval procedure, Kopf blathered:
“According to responsible medical opinion, there are times when the banned procedure is medically necessary to preserve the health of a woman and a respectful reading of the congressional record proves that point,’’ Kopf wrote. “No reasonable and unbiased person could come to a different conclusion.’’
“Reasonable and unbiased.” Right. Did you ever notice how guilty people proudly proclaim innocence over the very thing that weighs heaviest on their conscience?
THAT is the reason judicial nominations are so crucial right now. And a cabal of political insiders lead by John McCain and John Warner (R-VA) just made sure that a political minority of rabid radicals will continue to get their way. Because they are a minority, they do not have the numbers to simply vote down any decent judges George W. might somehow have the inspiration to nominate. So they use the “Filibuster.”
From the Spanish filibustero, a filibuster was a mercenary who tries to destabilize a government. A filibuster occurs most plainly on the Senate floor when efforts to end debate fail, either by objection to unanimous consent or defeat of a cloture motion. During the 108th Congress, Senate Democrats defeated ten majority-supported nominations to the U.S. Court of Appeals by objecting to every unanimous consent request and defeating every cloture motion. This tactic made good on then-Democratic Leader Tom Daschle’s February 2001 vow to use “whatever means necessary” to defeat judicial nominations. These filibusters are unprecedented, unfair, dangerous, partisan, and unconstitutional.
These are the first filibusters in American history to defeat majority supported judicial nominations. Before the 108th Congress, 13 of the 14 judicial nominations on which the Senate took a cloture vote were confirmed. President Johnson withdrew the 1968 nomination of Abe Fortas to be Supreme Court chief justice the day after a failed cloture vote showed the nomination did not have clear majority support. In contrast, Democrats have now crossed the confirmation Rubicon by using the filibuster to defeat judicial nominations which enjoy clear majority support. ~ A Fair And Constitutional Option To Beat The Filibuster Game,Senator Orrin G. Hatch for National Review Online
And there is another amazing point—the last time Republicans even thought about sticking to their ideological guns was THIRTY SEVEN YEARS AGO. I was born in ‘68 and haven’t seen another Republican stand like that in my lifetime.
In stark contrast is the appointment of one “Ruth Bader Ginsberg.”
Nominated by one of the most unethical, immoral individuals to ever dis-grace the White House, here are some of the things she stood for (then and now)
- There is a constitutional right to prostitution as well as a constitutional right to polygamy.
- Attacked the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts as organizations that perpetuate stereotyped sex roles.
- Proposed abolishing Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and replacing them with a single androgynous Parent’s Day.
- Called for an end to single-sex prisons on the theory that if male prisoners are going to return to a community in which men and women function as equal partners, prison is just the place for them to get prepared to deal with women.
- Opined that a manifest imbalance in the racial composition of an employer’s work force justified court-ordered quotas even in the absence of any intentional discrimination on the part of the employer (however, while operating an office for over a decade in a city that was majority-black, Ginsberg never had a single black person among more than 50 hires).
~ Putting Judicial Nominees in Perspective, Part III,
Edward Whelan, National Review Online
She also spent a little time with one of the most radical leftist anti-American, anti-Christian groups in this country’s history:
The ACLU established a Women’s Rights Project in 1972 and placed Ginsburg at the helm…A later generation of feminist legal scholars has criticized Ginsburg’s equal protection theories. They argue that her approach failed to take account of the real differences between the sexes that may sometimes warrant laws giving women preferential treatment…At her confirmation hearings…Ginsburg dispelled any doubts about her commitment to a woman’s reproductive choice. She characterized a woman’s right to choose an abortion as “something central to a woman’s life, to her dignity…” ~ Supreme Court Historical Society
It certainly is “dignified” to slaughter your unborn child because it’s just not convenient for you to be a parent right now.
How’s THAT for “extreme,” “radical” and “out of the mainstream”? Heard those slurs before? If you listen to any of the rabid left, you have.
And yet, how “out of the mainstream” is it to demand abortion at any time during a pregnancy?
Thirty years after Roe vs. Wade, public support for legal abortion is highly conditional: In some cases, such as to save the woman’s life, it’s overwhelming; but in others — notably, solely to terminate an unwanted pregnancy — most Americans oppose the procedure. ~ Thirty Years After Roe vs. Wade, American Support Is Conditional, Dalia Sussman, ABCNEWS.com
The Senate confirmed her nomination—not to an Appellate Court—but to the SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, 97 to 3.
What were the results of the McCain/Warner sell-out (besides a schizophrenic veteran fantasizing about riding in Air Force One)? We will be able to at long-last get an “up or down” vote on THREE nominees. There are as many as SEVEN others who seem to have been abandoned. The Republicans, lead by majority leader Bill Frist (R-TN), WERE going to legally change the rules of the Senate disallowing the use of the filibuster. Thanks to McCain, that didn’t happen.
What does it all fall down to? —Abortion. It’s all about the judicially-dictated “right” to slaughtering the unborn. Ever since Harry Blackmun wrote the opinion in 1973 that tolled the death knell for MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of innocent children in tragic and horrible ways. I’m shaking my head in disbelief and disgust as I write this because I forever will not be able to fathom the depth of human depravity—EVERYWHERE.
“They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My Mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.” ~ Jeremiah 32:35, NASU
The more times change, the more human nature stays the same. But the sad tragedy is the blessings that were bestowed upon this country in stewardship are being horrifically squandered.