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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Judge Alito Confirmed!

Sam Alito has been confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States, and I couldn’t be happier.

Allow me to list a few of the reasons why I am happy that this man is now on the Supreme Court.

1- Every religious freedom case where Sandra Day O’Connor was the deciding vote on the wrong side would have been a victory with Sam Alito sitting in her stead. We can expect much better decisions in this arena now.

2- Sandra Day O’Connor was the deciding vote on many cases where the right to life was supremely violated. We can expect this to change.

3- Sandra Day O’Connor was the deciding vote on many cases where parental rights were horribly violated. We can expect this to change as well.

Now for a few reasons for Liberals to be happy with the Alito confirmation:

1- He is not the deciding vote to overturn Roe V. Wade. While I. and others like me wish he was, he just isn’t. Get us one more judge like him though . . .

2- He will be far more popular than Sandra Day O’Connor ever was. Sure she got a lot of praise by liberals when she announced her retirement, but that’s just because liberals prefer a swing vote to a reliable conservative vote. Prior to this she was generally disliked by both sides as being no more reliable than a coin flip. To be fair, had a liberal been President it would have been the conservatives her praises instead. At least with Justice Alito we know what’s coming for the most part.

3- You can rest assured that he will never vote to restrict any liberty that is genuinely discernable from reading the Constitution. Wait. That will probably piss you off if you are in favor of restricting religious rights, gun rights, and the right to life. It will also probably piss you off to know that your cherished imagined rights that have no Constitutional foundation are now at risk.

The liberals are also veritably fuming over the failed attempt to filibuster Justice Alito. How quaint and oddly satisfying.

Welcome Associate Justice Alito! We really need you right where you are.


  • I think O'Connor voted against the emmanent domain case. I'll look it up to make sure though.

    By Blogger Dr. Phat Tony, at 4:07 AM  

  • Ya, O'Connor had a dissent wrote for that case Kelo vrs New London eminent domain case. She voted the correct way. Now Kennedy on the other hand...
    Wow I murdered eminent in the first comment.

    By Blogger Dr. Phat Tony, at 4:11 AM  

  • I alway knew Phat Tony was a murderer...

    I am quite happy about Alito myself.
    Now, just one or two more.


    By Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy, at 4:20 AM  

  • i'm happy with alito...i still want to know why in the world the president ever nominated harriet miers first, though...any answers here?

    By Blogger Libby, at 9:16 AM  

  • Dr. Phat Tony. Thanks for the correction. Post corected.

    By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 10:46 AM  

  • I can't understand why Harriet Miers was ever picked, either. Well, it's great that Alito was confirmed. Yes!! Now we need a few more Conservatives...

    By Blogger Rebekah, at 1:21 PM  

  • Miers nomination was a hoax. He threw her up there to "show" the libs that he was trying to satisfy the left a the while knowing she wouldn't stand a chance.

    If he did intend on Miers, he was undoubtedly hammered at the time.

    By Blogger Neo-Con Tastic, at 4:26 AM  

  • Do you ever wonder if the Conservative Powers that Be don't truly want abortion to go away, as that and gay marriage are their bread and butter as far as keeping the masses stirred up?

    I mean, conservatives have been fairly in charge for most of the last 25 years and there's been no change.

    Just an honest question...

    By Blogger Dan Trabue, at 4:59 AM  

  • Dan T,

    1- Conservatives have yet to control all 3 branches of govenment at once.

    2- Yes, I do believe that conservative politicians truly want such issues resolved.

    3- Don't mix up "Republican" with "Conservative". Not all Republicans are conservative, as politicians like John McCain and Rudy Guilianni prove.

    By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 9:07 AM  

  • Someone is forgetting that Liberals have truly been in control for God knows how long. They still dominate the judicial branch of government, most attorneys are liberals and almost all journalists are liberals. They've controlled our schools and universities and even brainwashed people like Jimmyb into thinking labor unions are swell! (Sorry Jimmyb, had to take the shot)

    We may have had a few presidents now and again but we've had nowhere near the dominance they've had.

    By Blogger Nightcrawler, at 9:42 AM  

  • True conservatives, in the mold of Jefferson and Madison, would say that neither a judge nor a politician should be deciding anything about whether or not a woman has an abortion.

    Conservatives, in the governance sense, believe in minimal state intrusion into the lives of its citizens. I agree that we should not mix up the terms 'republicans' and 'conservatives,' but I think that McCain is, in fact a conservative.

    "The government which governs least, governs best." - T. Jefferson

    By Blogger The Disenchanted Moderate, at 2:42 PM  

  • Thanks for the answers, y'all. So you DO trust these guys?

    "You can rest assured that he will never vote to restrict any liberty..."

    But isn't part of the conservative notion a general distrust in gov't and governors? What is it, I wonder, that makes you trust Bush, Alito and others so?

    Again, I'm just being honestly curious here.

    [and as to nightcrawler's suggestion that liberals have been in control all along, all I know is that I've never had anyone representing my positions in office nor in the MSM.]

    By Blogger Dan Trabue, at 7:22 AM  

  • But Dan, you are the left fringe ready to fall off the map. The MSM and most politicians just ccan't afford to openly support that if they want to keep their jobs.

    By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 2:10 PM  

  • I'll have you know that while I may be the left fringe that I'm also quite the good conservative: small gov't, personal and fiscal responsibility and all that!

    By Blogger Dan Trabue, at 3:34 PM  

  • Also, WHY do you trust Bush et al?


    By Blogger Dan Trabue, at 3:34 PM  

  • I actually agree that Alito won't be the vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade. In fact, I'll lay even money that vote never occurs. Abortion rights are probably the best "get out the vote" issue that Republicans have. I just don't see them totally restricting it. In any case, even if it were overturned, it would return to the states. First off, that would keep abortion legal in probably half of all the states. What I believe will happen next will be the first girl in Kansas or Nebraska that is denied an abortion sues under the 14th Amendment. That would decide abortion has a matter of equal protection and I think you'd end up with abortion returning, once again, to realm of private decision-making out of the hands of government. Such decision making, by the way, was once the bread and butter issue of conservatism; getting government out of people's lives was the over-riding ideology of conservatism. Amazing how those very same folks that once decried "the nanny state" now want government involved in marriage, sex lives, unrestricted surveillance, medical decisions...It's a mad, mad world.

    By the way, if Dan Trabue is the lefty fringe that's falling off the map (something conservatives have been talking about since Nixon was president) then I reside somewhere on the left coast of Mars. There are plenty of liberals in the country and we're not going anywhere. The pendulum always swings back.

    By Blogger Samurai Sam, at 7:18 PM  

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