Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Why Should Democrats Filibuster?

Simple. Just answer these two questions:
  1. What is the purpose of the Supreme Court?
  2. What are the first three words of our Constitution?

  1. As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.
  2. We the people

This is not George W. Bush's court, it is the people's court. It is charged with upholding the people's constitution not George W. Bush's constitution. The court needs to be representative of the people it is there to serve. Allowing Bush to stack it with conservatives would be doing a disservice to the American people.

If for no other reason, the Democrats should filibuster Alito on the basis that he would tip the balance of the court away from one that is representative of our country.

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