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Discussion in 'Politics' started by LadyEagle, Oct 9, 2008.
Did you follow the link to the initial article at the National Review?
Is this really a "conservative dream?"
It's the liberal members of the Supreme Court that are considering retirement, not the conservatives. An "Obama Supreme Court" would function about the same as today's "George Bush Court."
1.5--Inciting the citizenry to follow the Jefferson Doctrine...
"...We hold these truths to be self-evident:
That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
Revmitchell already has a thread running on this topic here:
so I am closing this edition.