Thursday, September 15, 2005

John Roberts

Okay, my family gets frustrated with my obsession with politics. Perhaps it’s because my passion for politics is as sick as the fact that I think working Calculus problems can be fun. There is just a sick pleasure to both. I just want to inquire to any friends, who would like to post, what your thoughts are regarding the John Roberts hearings.

I know there is a great deal of confidence on the Republican side that he will be a constitutionalist, which is what I want. I’m personally not sold on him yet. I’m also disappointed that he is being selected to follow William H. Rehnquist, as the chief justice. I was seriously hoping for that selection to come from within the current group of justices as either Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas. I kind of thought it was a bit of a slap in the face to these fine justices.

I am also questioning why we are pandering to the democratic minority on our justice selections. The last time I checked the American people have elected more conservatives (lately I’m using that term loosely) to the House, Senate and the Presidency. If the majority of Americans want a more conservative country I think we have a right to want that in the courts too. Of course I disagree with the labeling of constitutionalist judges as conservative (even if they are). I know for a fact that their job is to interpret the law (ie. constitutioanlist) and I am tired of them legislating as a bunch of activist (on most judicial levels) from the bench. When they create law by their rulings (which they aren’t supposed to do) those rulings are almost impossible for us to overturn legislatively. It’s gotten out of control and should be stopped. Out with the activist! In with the constitutionalist! I just hope Roberts is as strict a constituionalist as they think he is.

2 comments:

Jeremy said...

I don't have an opinion on Roberts yet but I do feel our country's justicial system is out of hand. Judges are there to enforce the laws the people set. If interpretation is necessary then it should come back to the people.

Ryan said...

My favorite part about Roberts is that when he was named, I heard negative comments from the far right and the far left.

If the extremeists on both sides are PO'd, then I like him.