Saturday, April 17, 2010

Connecting the Dots While Rushing to Supreme Judgment

Posted by CotoBlogzz 04-17-2010 10:00 AM

Let us not rush to judgment, the President of the United States admonished Americans, immediately after the November 5, 2009, Fort Hood massacre which occurred less than a month before  Nidal Malik "AbduWali" Hasan, a U.S. Army Major  would have deployed to Afghanistan.  After all, his last name does not necessarily make him a Muslim and does not necessarily link him to Islamic Terrorist or any other terrorists organization for that matter, the President reasoned.

Shortly thereafter, it was confirmed that Nidal Malik "AbduWali" Hasan was a Muslim, that his family tried to warn authorities about Hasan's dangerous radical views, but apparently all of this fell on deaf ears.  "Nidal Hasan is a hero", says an Imam who preached at the  Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Virginia, praising the attack.  - His mother's funeral service was held at the  Dar al-Hijrah mosque that year at a time when Anwar al-Awlaki was its imam.

Long after the reports into the investigation of the massacre have been filed, the Army brass  wants it to be  known politically correctly as the Army of the Many, as opposed to the Army of One, for instance.

While the President and the US Intelligence community failed to connect the dots immediately after the Foot Hood massacre, Americans did not. 

The emerging shortlist of possible Supreme Court Justice nominees is another case of connecting the dots:  

The President's short list presents a clear preference for judges who rely on personal experience and emotion under the guise of "empathy," rather than the Constitution, in their rulings or judicial philosophies. They embrace an activist view of judicial responsibility, utilizing the courts as vehicles of social change rather than interpreters of the law. With few exceptions, the individuals who are said to be on President Obama's short list (remember:  "You have to pass legislation to know what is in it!") :

Support the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman for all federal purposes

Approve of same-sex civil unions or same-sex marriage

Generally oppose efforts to enact common-sense abortion measures that protect mothers as well as the preborn, such as requiring abortion providers to verify a mother's informed consent, or requiring parental notification or consent for a child to have an abortion. 

Devaluing traditional marriage worse than the Greenback: 

The coming Supreme Court nominee debate will further highlight how the administration and Congress are pursuing a course of social change that is contrary to the American people's values of marriage and family.

The U.S. Census Bureau has decided to ignore DOMA by encouraging same-sex couples to report themselves as married if they feel that they are--even in the 30 states where constitutional amendments protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman! Americans may ask: If the administration is content to ignore the rule of law, and Congress can claim "there are no rules" and trash the Constitution in its social engineering efforts, will it nominate a Supreme Court Justice who will do the same? The American people will be watching, and connecting the dots.

It is expected that the President will  announce his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court in the next few weeks, and Americans will continue  rushing  to judgment.

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