Call Your Senators!
Thank you loyal reader Jonathan for your comments to my last post. I thought your plea that we all do what we can to stop Alito from becoming the pivotal swing vote on our Supreme Court deserved better placement, so I’m joining you in the effort.
If you haven’t done so already, give your Senators a call and tell them to reject the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. If you have a Democratic Senator (or two) tell them to filibuster the nomination. You can go to www.senate.gov and pull up your Senators’ phone numbers or you can call the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Also consider giving the Democrats who are most likely to filibuster a call even if you live in another state, like Barbara Boxer (202) 224-3553, Dick Durbin (202) 224-2152, Ted Kennedy (202) 224-4543 and Chuck Schumer (202) 224-6542.
Alito on the Supreme Court would be a disaster for the country. His support of the theory of the “unitary executive” would give President Bush a free pass for any illegal activity he could ever hope to engage in, and I say President Bush and not the generic President because if this all encompassing power is affirmed by the Supreme Court, we may never have another election again, ever. Under this doctrine, it would be under Bush’s scope of authority to suspend elections “for the good of the country”. Nice huh?
There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Alito will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. The right wing fundies have no doubt, that’s why they are dancing in the streets in support of his confirmation. Bush made good on his promise to the “pro-life” wingnuts and even gave a pep rally for them on Monday where he said to a roaring crowd, "This is a cause that appeals to the conscience of our citizens and is rooted in America's deepest principle. And history tells us that with such a cause we will prevail." No ambiguity there. That’s why this nomination is so deadly serious.