20060113

The many faces of Judge Alito


The many faces of Judge Alito

Judge Alito is a judicial activist. His refusal to respond to answer questions about his personal beliefs for fear of biasing any cases that may come before him in the future. And here I was lead to believe by Bush and Alito himself that he would not employ his personal beliefs when ajudicating.

Then when pressed on statements and his written opinions he charges that the opinions and decisions were not his own, but those made on behalf of his duty as a federal prosecutor, a Reagan appointee and quasi member of Concerned Alumni of Princeton.

And speaking of Judge Alito's membership in CAP. I heard Senator Lindsey Graham complain about any negative inference to Judge Alito's association with CAP. Senator Graham said that it is unfair to critize Alito for a "single" essay opposing coeducation and affirmative action that was published in Prospect magazine. Both Graham and Alito said he never saw the article, and certainly never read it.

You learn rather quickly that Judge Alito's story about the ROTC is "suspect." If you read the Daily Princetonian you would discover
By the 1980s, however, ROTC appears to have disappeared as a major issue for both CAP and the University. And by 1985, when Alito listed the group membership on his Justice Department job application, the organization was largely defunct.

Judge Alito is a judicial activist. He will be confirmed by the Senate, 60+/40-. Then the nation will wait with baited breath for that one case that poses a threat to the federally protected right to an abortion. Of course, I wonder if this is really what the Republican Party wants. If a woman's right to an abortion rests upon each state in the union it is clear that the foes of abortion will have 50 seperate fights on its hand. 50 fights it can ill-afford to fight and win.

For the Republican Party the real money is in having abortion rights to kick around, so they can rile up the fundamentalist base. There is no greater weapon for the Republican Party than to point to a Democrat and say, "They believe in on-demand abortions." Or worse, "...Planned Parenthood's true agenda: making millions of dollars by selling sex and killing children." The only people profitting from abortion are politicians and religious fundamentalist.

6 Comments:

Blogger Blogenfreude said...

I hear Canada is nice ... maybe Scotland.

1/13/2006 6:33 AM  
Blogger Foilwoman said...

Danmark . . . det er dejligt (Denmark is delightful . . . probably misspelled).

1/13/2006 8:23 AM  
Blogger gblagg said...

I know this has nothing to do with your post, but I thought you would like to be introduced to a little history and fact...

Mussolini also eliminated the ability of business to make independent decisions: the government controlled all prices and wages, and firms in any industry could be forced into a cartel when the majority voted for it.
http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/Fascism.html

The philosophy of German fascism was expressed in the slogan, Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz, which means ``the common good comes before the private good.''
http://www.aapsonline.org/brochures/fascism.htm

Some free-market theorists state there is a distinct economics of fascism which fascist regimes practiced during the 1920s and 1930s. This branch of thought claims private (or nominally private) ownership of the means of production that was heavily coordinated by government is a defining trait of the economic policies of fascist governments
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascist_economy

1/14/2006 10:15 AM  
Blogger M A F said...

A little history and facts on what Mussolini said about fascism:

Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.

(This is a wonderful discription of Bush's perpetual war on terrorism.)

Since you say you are up on history and fact you might be familiar with the following:

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.

Once again I am reminded of the Bush administration and the invasion of Iraq. This is certainly a fine mixture of state and corporate power when looking at the no-bid contracts, the corporate largess. There is the role of corporate interests helping to write the Bush administrations enery policy. Are you at all familiar with the Energy Bill that Bush signed into law in 2005? A fine mixture of

There is one last quote which I thing goes well with your desire to mislabel the Maryland legislature as fascist. By doing so you are agreeing with another fascist named Vladimir Lenin who said "Fascism is capitalism in decay."

1/14/2006 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only truly sad fact is that you actually believe in this absoulute nonsense that you post. If you're lucky a 2X4 will find it's way upside your head and your thinking will again become rational. Take off the "I hate Bush" glasses and see reality as it is, not as your paranoid vision imagines it.

1/15/2006 9:36 AM  
Blogger M A F said...

More bravado from those brave enough to post anonymously. Another "sad fact" is that you too believe what I posted otherwise you would not feel the need to talk about 2x4's and how "I'm lucky."

1/15/2006 6:35 PM  

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