Alito's American Dream - A Nightmare
"What five members of the Supreme Court say the law is may be something vastly different from what Congress intended the law to be." Benjamin F. Fairless
Samuel Alito, Judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals right here in Philadelphia. Good grief, we don't have enough apologizing to do for the Eagles?
Pundits, politicians, partisan organizations are in a frenzy. Frankly, so am I. Ultra conservative Justice Alito would tip the balance of the court in such a dangerous direction, I don't know how anybody with half a brain can't see it. But what can we do? His confirmation would affect my future and my son's future in ways too devastating to imagine.
For now, I'll let MoveOn.org do my talking while I regroup.
Democrats in Washington are already speaking out. Here are few highlights:I signed MoveOn.org's petition to be sent to PA's senators and added my own quote: Are there no teeth left in the moderate wing of the Republican party? Is there no heart there? Are there no brain cells? I recognize Senator Santorum is a lost cause, but Senator Specter, please stand up and show America and Congress the right way to represent ALL of the country, not just the Radical Right Wing.--Citizen Sally Swift
"If confirmed, Alito could very well fundamentally alter the balance of the court and push it dangerously to the right, placing at risk decades of American progress in safeguarding our fundamental rights and freedoms." –Sen. Ted Kennedy
"It's sad that [Bush] felt he had to pick a nominee likely to divide America."
–Sen Charles Schumer
"Has the right wing now forced a weakened President to nominate a divisive justice in the mold of Antonin Scalia?" –Sen. John Kerry
"President Bush has...made a selection to appease the far right-wing of the Republican Party." –Sen. Barak Obama
"Last week after Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination, I asked the President: Who was in charge? Today, the President answered: the radical conservative right is in charge of this Administration." –House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi
"I look forward to...learning why those who want to pack the Court with judicial activists are so much more enthusiastic about him than they were about Harriet Miers." –Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid
At the very least, you can sign the petition too. MoveOn.org Political Action: Stop Alito
And read about Alito's horrendous record on women, civil rights, privacy, disability, medical leave, immigration and more. I hope you have a strong stomach.
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