Readers debate SCOTUS pick. Andrew Cline gets called out. Jeffrey Lord, safe at home. Plus more.
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Pennsylvania’s Senator Turncoat left the Judiciary Committee where he would have been the one Republican vote to allow her nomination to go to the floor. Now, if those two gifts will work their grinning wonders once again, there should be no Republicans left to cast that one vote.
And if that happens, we’ll have Specter to thank.
Wouldn’t that be the perfect karmic unintended consequence of the
Age of Obama?
— A. C. Santore
STOP LORDING IT OVER US
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Sonia Sotomayor Taney:
Missing from your recent column were the following facts and comments:
1. Slavery was included in our Constitution well before that Chief Justice;
2. Chief Justice Taney reflected the views of most Americans then and, to a fortunately much lesser extent, at this time, when too many Blacks enslave themselves to an uncivilized sub-culture;
3. Mr. Taney’s (majority) decision was the “law of the land” until after the USA fought its bloodiest war and amended the Constitution;
4. Before that amendment, Mr. Taney freed his slaves and helped support them in their transition to a new life.
You might wish to study history before using it as a base for an
argument, as historical errors weaken your position.
— James Pawlak
Jeffrey Lord denounces Judge Sotomayor for believing that her cultural background will bring a needed perspective to the decision-making of the Supreme Court, and calls for her disconfirmation.
How would he also feel about this testimony by Justice Alito at his confirmation hearings:
ALITO: Senator, I tried to in my opening statement, I tried to provide a little picture of who I am as a human being and how my background and my experiences have shaped me and brought me to this point…. And that’s why I went into that in my opening statement. Because when a case comes before me involving, let’s say, someone who is an immigrant — and we get an awful lot of immigration cases and naturalization cases — I can’t help but think of my own ancestors, because it wasn’t that long ago when they were in that position. […] And that goes down the line. When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account.
So Jeffrey Lord must now be advocating that the Senate begin
impeachment proceedings against Justice Alito. Oh wait, I forgot,
the conservative double standard means that it’s ok when a
conservative says it.
— Ronald Schoenberg
FLIMSIER THAN FLIMSY
Re: George H. Wittman’s Welcome to the NFL, Mr. Obama:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?