Monday, July 25, 2005


Wrong Answer!

(Note - If you're jonesing for your daily Rove-gate fix, be sure to read this from the Washington Post and this from the New York Times.)

Whoops! John Roberts, Bush's poster boy for virtue, may have screwed up.

Recuse himself? Are you serious? This man has been a lawyer and a judge and he claims that he is unable to separate his rulings from his religious beliefs. That kind of an attitude would get him dismissed from jury duty and we're supposed to believe that he could be a fair Supreme Court Justice. As pointed out over at TAPPED:

To think that Roberts could be a fair and balanced justice yet not be able to rule on cases that conflicted with his religious beliefs is a joke. If he's unable to look beyond his faith, he's unable to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. It's as simple as that.

For years the debate over religion in politics has raged on. As early as 1778, the Continental Congress proposed banning clergymen from roles in government. While the congress failed to even vote on the proposal, many states did adopt it over the years. In fact Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas may have said it best when in 1954 he wrote:

I would hope that we as a nation would not be so careless as to forget one of the driving forces behind the founding of the United States of America. Many came here in an attempt to escape religious persecution from their government.

We need a Supreme Court that can separate itself from religion. We need a Supreme Court that will not allow their religious beliefs to influence their decisions. We need a Supreme Court that does not include someone that is unable to look beyond his ideologies and rule in a way that is fair to all. We need a Supreme Court without John Roberts.

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