I like Alito

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Despite being pro-life and believing that most Americans are moderately pro-life, I carry no illusions about abortion disappearing. Most Americans in most states simply do not have the stomach to restrict abortion meaningfully. Yet the constitution gives them the right to, and those states or even localitites with enough citizens who do have the stomach ought to be allowed. The current position of the Supreme Court restricts that freedom.

Anybody who can read can see there is no basis in the constitution for abortion (or, for that matter, restricting the exercise of religion, and for many other Democrat agenda items). Those who favor abortion have only ever won when liberal judges all over the country abuse their office by ignoring or misinterpreting the constitution to enforce what they think is right).

Now, in some circumstances, what they think is right may very well be right, but there are processes in place in the Constitution to change the law. Violating those processes takes the process out of the hands of democratically elected delegates and places it into the hands of the unelected.

I live in one of the bluest counties in a very blue state. If Roe v. Wade were overturned tomorrow, there would be little chance of any change in the abortion laws where I live. But thanks to the unjust and unconstitutional rulings of the Supreme Court over the past 32 years, we do not even have the chance to enact sensible limitations on the procedure.

Rich Lowry of the National Review was on NPR the other day, and he made the winning point that everytime the Republican party has taken this issue to the people, they've won political battles. It takes neither a genius nor a right-wing hack to understand that judicial usurpation of the democratic process is unjust. When we elect people, we like those votes to mean something, and when judges misinterpret the Constitution to strike down good laws passed democratically, anybody can sense that is wrong, and only the agenda-driven can stomach it. The same goes for judgements against religion in the public square, and judgements that mandate the redefinition of marriage.

I'm happy with Alito because I think he is a sensible man who will interpret the constitution rightly, and thereby allow the democratic process to flourish.

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I live in one of the bluest counties in a very blue state.

Did you move? I would hardly characterize our county as "the bluest" in the state, especially with the Daley machine marking out it's territory as a dark blue splot against the Lake. Especially because the blue would concentrate in my town and fall off quickly as you depart the U-- city limits. (To use a French-literature city-naming convention).

Hi Brandon,

I think Champaign county is rather blue compared to the state as a whole. If you look at the election map of 2004 (presidential), downstate IL is a sea of red with just a couple of blue outposts. Out of over 100 counties in the state, 14 went to Kerry. You're right about Cook, it's definitely bluer than us here in Champaign, but compared to the state as a whole.... we're pretty blue.

Actually, Brandon, I was just reviewing the election maps, and you are in a sense right. Yes, this county was one of the few blues in Illinois, but just barely.


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