Thursday, July 05, 2007

A sobering thought

"We are one justice away from a Supreme Court that sees racial discrimination as no big deal so long as it is done for politically correct ends. Something to keep in mind in 2008."

Evidence indicates that Kennedy, the new swing vote, is going to be more conservative than O'Connor was. This is good, but wouldn't it be better if there were no "swing vote". If we just had a solid majority of Supreme Court justices who believe that it is wrong for a judge to make up the law as he goes along?

There are at least two, and probably three, left-wing judges on the High Court who want very badly to retire due to age and health. If Hillary Clinton wins in '08 two will retire within the first year, especially if she has a Democrat controlled Senate to work with on confirming their replacements.

Given the fact that the Court's solid conservatives are comparatively young and in good health it is possible that all of the leftist justices could go in order to give Hillary (or Barack for that matter) the chance to pack the court with liberals young enough to last for 20 or 25 years.

Factor in the fact that Kennedy is 70 and that Hillary might get reelected and the possibility of a 5 judge left-wing majority that could last until 2035 or 2040 is a possibility. What would the nation look like after 30 more years of absolutely unrestrained judicial activism by black-robed socialists?

I would really rather not find out. This fact and this fact alone makes me contemplate holding my nose and voting for Julie Annie (I would need an entire bottle of Wild Turkey as well as a clothespin). However he seems to be moving further to the left every day and I am not sure that I would trust him any more than Mrs. Bill Clinton to pick judges.

It is a real quandary.

Perhaps the only hope the nation has other than Fred Thompson is a military coup?