Sunday, September 18, 2005

Confirming John Roberts

I have been reading a number of blogs these days all discussing John Roberts and whether the appeals court judge was a 'stealth' candidate, whether Bush kept his promise to choose a candidate like Scalia or Thomas, or whether The White House was afraid to pick a 'known' quantity and settled for someone who is unknown to conservatives and pro-lifers.

Whether anyone reads this or not, the reality is that John Roberts was a brilliant lawyer, is an excellent judge, and is a top notch candidate to be chief justice of he U.S. Supreme Court. He should and will be confirmed to the nation's highest court.

He is also very pro-life.

How can I be so confident, especially in light of his very politically correct answers before the Senate judiciary committee during his confirmation hearings?

I have a number of reasons. I will explain the more important ones.

1. He is married to a woman who has committed time and resourses to help Feminists for Life. I have known Feminists for Life for many years. It is an organization on the front lines that knows only too well the tragic price women have been paying for the last 32 years for the so-called 'right to abortion.' There is no way he allows the killing to continue.

2. He and wife adopted two children. They remind him every day that there but for the grace of God these two chidren could have been killed by abortion. these children are a part of the survivors generation. As an adoptive parent, he knows this only too well.

3. He was a part of the Reagan revolution. A number of his friends vouch for him. He is honest and loyal , they say. I believe them.

4. He is a practicing Catholic. According to those who know him, he actually believes what Catholics believe. Therefore his hero is probably St. Thomas More, a brilliant lawyer, judge and statesman who reminds all of us lawyers that God's law must be first in our hearts. That is the first and truest precedent one must follow.

5. He knows the law. He knows that the 'right' to an abortion is not in the Constitution, that Roe v Wade is a fraud, and that there is over three hundred years of jurisprudence supporting the humanity and personhood of the unborn child. He also knows that medical and scientific evidence establishing the humanity of the unborn child.

However, even with him on the bench, he only replaces Rehnquist who was a solid pro-life vote. Even when O'Connor is replaced with a pro-life vote, we only have four votes. We cannot trust Anthony Kennedy - but for a miracle - he has sold out. so other judge must retire and another appointment acceptable to the cause is needed.


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