Thursday, October 06, 2005

Miers will have one goal after being appointed

In the president's latest move to get every single person he has ever known a job in his cabinet, he announced his appointment, pending confirmation, of his longtime and probably busy personal lawyer Harriet Miers for the open seat on the supreme court.

This move, which fails to surprise me, is his attempt to bring at least one Evangelical to the supreme court. That alone is amazing being the last time an Evangelical was seated on the highest court in the land was 1933. To say that appointing someone of suce radical religious persuasion is unpopular would be an understatement. What's next, a Mormon? (Now you can begin flaming me for hating other religions)

What is actually disturbing about his apointee is that, if she truly follows the Evangelical beliefs to a tee, her ultimate goal as a justice would be to overturn Roe v. Wade. It is unbelievable that in 2005, being a reasonably advanced nation, we would be possibly on thee verge of overturning a decision which gives a woman the freedom to choose what she does with her body.

Even the thought of such a reversal of decision is equal to sending this country 100 years backwards (but we all know that Bill Bennett did that already with race relations).

Welcome to 1905. You better have a shovel or else handling all that cheap coal with your hands to heat your house is gonna suck.

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