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Politicizing - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
I sent the following with my petition.

"While we respect religious freedom, it is unfair and unconstitutional for the courts of our nation to impose a particular brand of religious beliefs on its people. Religion is a free and personal choice and should not be infused into political agenda. America was founded on the need for free religion. Appointing a justice that will color all decisions with a religious morals without account for the myriad other religions available is callous, unacceptable and a ghastly practice. Taking actions such as that would bring us closer to the exact tyranny America fought against in the revolutionary war."


I may be not entirely accurate in my assumption above, but I'm worried. I'm pleased that Bush has promised to consult the Senate for nominees.

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fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: July 6th, 2005 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm pleased that Bush has promised to consult the Senate for nominees.
I'm not sure you fully understand the process of appointing Supreme Court Justices. It goes as follows:
President selects a candidate as hardline republican as himself. President tells Senate committee that they had better approve the candidate or else god will smite them.

Scenario 1: Senate approves candidate. -> Apocalypse.
Scenario 2: Senate does not approve candidate. President selects an even worse candidate than before and tells Senate that the next one will make Pat Robertson look like a good idea. Senate approves second candidate, but not before wetting themselves. -> Apocalypse.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 6th, 2005 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
BOO! Trouncing my optimism! -> Apocalypse
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