Different, but related, thoughts today.
First: The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted in favor of Sonia Sotomayor to be the next justice on the Supreme Court. Only one Republican, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, voted for her. Six of seven stayed true to principle. Her nomination will now go to the full Senate where every Democrat will vote for her, thus assuring her seat on the Court. How will she use it?
She won’t change the balance on the Court, as she replaced a proponent of the “living” Constitution. It’s the next pick that might shift things in favor of liberal activism. Pray for the health of the justices who still understand the concepts of original intent and rule of law.
Second: President Obama, during the campaign, promised the most open presidency in history. It hasn’t quite worked out that way, with meetings that don’t allow C-Span (when he had promised to do so) and bills that sail through Congress without anyone getting a chance to read them. One cartoonist caught the spirit of the administration well, I thought:
Third: Obama continues to support the ousted Honduran president Zelaya, who was attempting to set himself up as leader for life, in the guise of following the will of the people. In doing so, Obama maintains his ideological alliance with those who have successfully overturned constitutional governments to establish their power.
This is not leadership I can believe in. Hope and change is not all it was cracked up to be.