The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

What Else is at Stake (Attention Rebellious Conservatives: this is NOT just about McCain...)

Thomas Sowell is magnificent as always:
There will be a president chosen this November, and he will appoint Supreme Court justices during his term, regardless of whether you stay home or go to the polls.

His choices for the High Court will have a major impact on history, whether you vote after a sober consideration of many facts or vote on the basis of the candidate’s rhetoric, style or demographics.

Even more important than the particular issues that courts will decide is the more fundamental issue of what a judge’s role is in our system of Constitutional government.

In the gun-control decision, for example, there were justices who read the history and meaning of the Second Amendment differently. What was most dangerous, however, was Justice Stephen Breyer’s opinion that it was up to judges to weigh and “balance” the pros and cons of gun-control laws.

If we have Constitutional rights only when judges like the end results, we may as well not have a Constitution.

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Read the whole thing.
DiscerningTexan, 7/01/2008 09:51:00 PM |