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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Death of a Republic by 14 Wayward Senators

Late last evening, fourteen Senators made it possible to not only subvert the Majority Leader Frist, but to make it so they are the ones who have to be pampered.

It is no longer the consent of the Senate. It is no longer sixty Senators needed to close debate (cloture.) It is no longer fifty-one votes to pass a nominee to the bench for which they have been nominated. No. It is now fourteen.
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said her group was "heartened that the crisis has been averted and the right to filibuster preserved for upcoming Supreme Court nominations. We are confident that a Supreme Court nominee who won't even state a position on Roe v. Wade is the kind of 'extraordinary circumstance' this deal envisions."
And you say there is no litmus test? You want to know how a judge will vote before they are allowed to see the case? Before they can even serve on the bench for which they have been nominated?

Some of these fine justices have been waiting 4 years for a simple up or down vote. NARAL is the most extreme group that wants genocide for all children unborn. This is their view. To push Roe v. Wade is like saying, "If you dare to say that Negros are human beings, you will never serve on any court in this union."

Am I being extreme? No. Not at all. At one point in our history, there was a question that many were concerned about. May I remind you that at that time, the Senate was run by Democrats. The President needed the Republicans (who voted in a higher percentage) to pass the bill. I rest my case. You may read all the details here. Thank you. . This should help you bypass the registration.

PS. Please remember that it was Sen. Robert C. Byrd, ex-KKK compatriot, that fillibustered the Civil Rights Act in the early 1960's. BTW, do not ask me for one red cent, RNC, NRSC, or anyone else.

May I interest you in the Club for Growth? They elect Conservatives. They are very effective, also! Let's get with them.