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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

My thoughts on John G. Roberts as Supreme Court nominee

I don't know much about this guy, but from what little I've read so far he sounds like a pretty strong practitioner of judicial restraint. Eager to see what his views are on the Second Amendment and the recent Kelo decision (the one that allows cities to steal private land and give it to rich developers) but I found this quote by Roberts to be quite interesting indeed...
"We continue to believe that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and should be overruled."
Roe v. Wade is the classic example of bad litigation coming from the bench. If Roberts feels that way too about it, I'll be rooting for him to clinch the job.

You see, I can praise Bush for something if he ever gets it right!! :-)


Anonymous said...

why should man tell a woman what she can or cannot do with her body?

btw, god is just pretend.

Chris Knight said...

"why should man tell a woman what she can or cannot do with her body?"

When what two consenting adults do something that results in the creation of a third individual, it is no longer strictly about "her" body.

"btw, god is just pretend."

He's been hearing that for some time now.

Anonymous said...

Abraham Lincoln

"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma."

- Abraham Lincoln, American president (1809-1865).

Albert Einstein

"I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religion than it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."

"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism."

"I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it."

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for a reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."

-Albert Einstein, German-born American physicist

Anonymous said...


our founding fathers

Chris Knight said...

You haven't posted anything that I haven't heard many, many times before already. Got anything new?