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Jewish World Review Nov. 7, 2005 / 5 Mar-Cheshvan,
Oh no, Alito
The left-wing media has already labeled the new Supreme Court
nominee, Samuel Alito, a crazed right-wing zealot who, if he had lived back
then, would have been Attila the Hun's right-hand man. That's right, that
dreaded conservative, Alito the Hun, is up for the highest court in the
If you listen to the far left, Sam Alito is a grave danger to
civil rights, reproductive rights, animal and vegetable rights, and your
right to watch a wide-screen TV in the privacy of your own home. The man is
bad, awful, horrendous and not good at all.
So what exactly has the Alito guy done that has raised so much
liberal ire? Well, he ruled that notifying a husband that his wife was
having an abortion did not put an "undue burden" on the woman. Now, you may
disagree with that, but it's certainly not a loopy point of view. In fact,
the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a husband is not entitled to know about his
wife's abortion, but the ruling was and is highly debatable.
Somehow the far left has overlooked the fact that Judge Alito
also ruled against a partial birth abortion ban in New Jersey. That decision
was based on a previous federal ruling concerning a Nebraska case. So it
seems Alito is following established law, doesn't it?
But all the facts in the world don't matter because the issue is
not really about Alito it's about the culture war. The far-left,
secular-progressive movement realizes it is losing the highest court in the
land, and the judiciary is the only way the secular progressives can impose
their radical agenda. The folks are simply not going for it on Election Day.
The secular progressives have made a lot of gains recently. They
own the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California as well as many federal
judges in the Northeast. The Massachusetts Supreme Court is hard-core
secular progressive, and so is the Supreme Court of Florida and Oregon. But
now, all that is threatened.
With John Roberts and Sam Alito sitting on the U.S. Supreme
Court, radical changes to law in America will be difficult to achieve.
Justices Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas all lean toward
a traditional interpretation of the Constitution, and the two newcomers also
fit into the category. That means taps for gay marriage, euthanasia,
legalized narcotics, exorcising the words "under G-d" from the Pledge of
Allegiance, and tearing down public displays of Christmas all the things
that make the ACLU and other radical groups warm all over.
So Judge Sam Alito is definitely a cold front blowing in from
New Jersey, and he has got to be stopped; the stakes have never been higher
for the secular-progressives.
The problem for them is that Alito, like Judge Roberts, looks to
be a pretty solid guy. An attempt to label him "Machine Gun Sam" fizzled
when it was found that his ruling allowing the intrastate movement of
machine guns was based on the Commerce Act rather than an affinity for the
NRA. But you know the far left isn't going to stop they'll find something
on Alito, wait and see.
But I believe the public is finally catching on to the
demonizing game, and backlash is a very real possibility. Judge Alito is
certainly not a crazed ideologue and is obviously qualified to sit on the
Supreme Court. Any attempt to slime him is fraught with the danger for the
mudslinger. And that is a good thing.
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