fter all the high minded talk of Minorities and Women getting nominated to the court bushco. went ahead and nominated a right wing whitebread corporate flunky by the name of John G. Roberts.
Bush talked about this being his legacy.
His legacy may well be an end to regulation of corporate damage to the environment.
His legacy may well be damaging your civil rights.
His legacy may well be damaging your human rights.
His legacy may well be an end to separation of church and state.
and as expected his legacy may well be an end to Roe v. Wade.
Roberts has a very short Judicial record but as a corporate lawyer he defended Mining companies
In front of the Supreme Court against the National Wildlife Association in a case involving the mining process of Mountain top removal
He worked for this administration
in it's battle to keep the House and Senate from defending the Voting Rights Act
. When a widely popular bill in the republican controlled House and Senate tried to re instate a pre 1980 (Mobile v. Bolden)
court ruling standard making it easier for minorities to argue that their voting rights had been infringed.
He has taken a very vocal pro Bushco. stand on the recent Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
(PDF) case arguing that GITMO Detainees have no enforceable human rights
He has co-authored a friend of the court brief on the 1992 Lee v. Weisman
case on religion in Schools.
He is on record in a brief on the 1991 Rust v. Sullivan
case as saying that Roe v. Wade was incorrectly decided.
I'm sorry but if given free reign corporations will wreck the environment in favor of profits. Someone has to keep them somewhat in check.
During it's occupation of the White House this regime has done so much damage to the electoral process in this country with the help of Roberts that it cannot be allowed to continue.
No matter what someone has done they retain "certain unalienable Rights"
despite what Bushco. and Roberts may say. Wasn't defending democracy and restoring human rights part of the administration's reasons for the war after the WMD's were proven a lie? Under the Bushco. standards of human rights one could argue that Saddam was within his rights to gas the Kurds because they rebelled against his government.
The founding fathers set up the separation of church and state in order to keep any one religion from becoming state sponsored. We, after all are a nation built on religious freedom of worship of whomever or whatever we want.
The republican party was
a party of small government. Government that stays out of people's lives. This administration has attempted to put the government into the most intimate details of your life either by the Schaivo debacle or attempting to end Roe v. Wade. These people want to tell you what you can do with your body and when you can do it, there will be no property rights at all if you don't control your own body.
I learned all this from a Google Search
and it was enough to make me oppose this nominee. I urge you to contact your Senators
to voice your opposition to this nominee.