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We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Rodham ClintonKerry's most famous quote
Back in February, I blogged about the bogus "Social Insecurity" "calculator" that Senate Democrats are using to try to scare people away from supporting President Bush's Social Security reform proposals. Now, FactCheck.org agrees, and explains much more exhaustively than I could.
That "calculator", and its popularity among Senate Democrats, once again demonstrate that the facts are not on their side, and that they have no qualms at all about using dishonesty to try to gain favor with the public. Also, the level of dishonesty routinely used by Democrat politicians and their rabid supporters is an insult to the intelligence of the American people.
(HT: Power Line)
And that is exactly what I hope the GOP majority in the Senate does, Senator Reid. Because it is the Democrats who are attempting a "partisan power grab". For the 109th Congress, the citizens of the United States have, through elections, granted 55% of the seats in the Senate to the GOP. According to the Constitution, it only requires 50% of the Senate plus one to confirm judges, but the Democrats want to use their 45% (let's just go ahead and call Senator Jeffords a Democrat) to stop nominations. It is clear who is attempting to grab more power than they have been granted.
Senator Frist, use the Constitutional option. It is the constitutional duty of the Senate to vote up or down on these nominees, and it is your responsibility to see that those votes occur.
Hugh Hewitt is requesting letters to GOP Senators supporting doing what is necessary to get President Bush's judicial nominees to the floor of the Senate for a full vote. Here is the text of the letter I sent to my Senators:
Dear Senator [DeMint/Graham],
I just wanted to let you know that I fully support any efforts that would be required to allow President Bush's judicial nominees to have a floor vote by the full Senate, up to and including the constitutional option, if it becomes necessary. I believe that the recent Schiavo episode more clearly than ever illustrates the need to confirm judges that respect and follow the Constitution. America needs judges who recognize that lawmaking is the bailiwick of the legislature, not the judiciary.
The hyperlink below will take you to the blog entry I made last August 26, entitled "Jim DeMint for Senate", where I enumerated the most important reasons I supported [Senator DeMint's] election. You will note that the topmost reason was to increase the Republican majority in the Senate in order to facilitate the confirmation of the president's judicial nominees.
Here is the link.
In a recent public debate with Justice Scalia, Justice Breyer actually defended citing decisions by courts in Jamaica and Zimbabwe, of all places, to support his official opinions in the Supreme Court. Also, a recent majority opinion penned by Justice Kennedy indicated that he believes it is the job of the courts to discern the "evolving national concensus" on issues before them. Justice Kennedy has apparently forgotten that the national concensus is indicated by the voters in whom they elect to represent them in Congress.
The judiciary is out of control in this country. America is on the road to becoming a "kritarchy", or a nation ruled by judges. Please do what is necessary to reverse this trend and restore the balance of power envisioned by the founding fathers.