Dark clouds have been hovering over the nation for some time. Those clouds have rained down pours making visibility almost impossible. With those storms the nation has experienced the erosion of liberty and self determination once protected by the constitution. Self determination include great American virtues. Virtues like freedom, fairness, and equality. Those virtues were gained through the sacrifice of American blood on American soil. Gradually the nation has been moving in the direction of liberty and self determined by government edict. That results in the loss of liberty and the virtues of self determination.The people could turn to the Supreme Court for protection against the onslaught upon liberty and self determination. For a while, the people had a glimmer of hope. That climber of hope has been extinguished with the retirement of a Supreme Court justice. This writer would not hale that justice as a pure beacon for liberty and self determination and its stalwart virtues. But on, occasions she held off the storm surge. That was the best that could be expected, and now she is gone.
A new nominee has been named to take a seat on the Supreme Court. His name is John G. Roberts, Jr. He must not be confirmed by the Senate. He must be defeated even if a constitutional crisis is necessary to defeat him. The American public must encourage the Senate to employ every legal tactic to derail his nomination. Which eventually will require the use of the filibuster. A constitutional crisis may be necessary. The Republican leadership has warned the Democrats. That if they filibuster, the Republican majority will change the 200 year old tradition of filibustering by the Senate. A maneuver used by both parties in the past.
The Democrats do not have enough votes to keep the nomination from reaching the Senate floor. Nor do the Democrats have enough votes to defeat a straight up and down vote. The filibuster must be used. The filibuster will only work if the American people encourage, and rally around the Democrats. Who lack the gumption to stand up to the Republicans. That is because the Democrats have succeeded in becoming like Republicans. They are also owned by corporate America.
This writer will approach this nomination to the Supreme Court from the perspective of working Americans. Americans who work hard. Americans who do not earn a livable wage. Which requires them to have second jobs. Forced to pay more for their health benefits. Americans who seek employment but can not find jobs. With far to many Americans without any health coverage. Americans who slowly see what benefits they have disappearing. Americans who see their jobs out sourced around the globe. Americans who see the dream of being a home owner becoming beyond their financial means. People who see life getting tougher and tougher because of rising gas prices with no end in sight. Americans who can not afford to go to college. Americans who know their future will be bleak. Some will join the Army. Hoping against hope that the Army will be their meal ticket to a college and the future America promises.
With the confirmation of a John G. Roberts, Jr. the clouds will get darker for most Americans. He can be expected to serve the interest of corporate America. See the need to merge religion with the state. He can also be expected to serve the interest of the executive branch of government. Leaving American citizens with little hope of finding resolution for their grievances through the federal courts. He will allow states to legislate with impunity. History tells us that is a perfect equation for disaster. Americans can count on John G. Roberts, Jr., to turn the clock back decades. As he uses his penmanship to riddles away freedom and self determination. Wrapped in the blood soaked blanket of freedom, fairness and equality. He must t be denied a seat on the Supreme Court.
This writers next posting will begin discussing the reasons why the nominee to the Supreme Court is not good for America.