By John Calvin Long, 2/6/2006
The Democrats agreed not to filibuster any more potential judges up for vote. But they talked for days and days presumably to delay Samuel Alito's appointment as long as possible. I honestly didn't understand why they did this since they knew he already had enough Senators who had decided he was worthy of the position and would vote in his favor.
When I go to the dictionary and look up the word filibuster it says, "The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speech making, for the purpose of delaying legislative action." To me, it's like they're saying, "We promise not to be verbose, we're just gonna talk for a long time."
You know, I'm just a simple man, but from all I can see, they've lied again. The older I get, the less patience I have for liar's and deceivers. This is an election year and I hope you don't have a short memory when November 7 comes around. I wish I could say "I wonder why it took so long for the Senate to vote for this good man," but I already know the answer. And I can sum it up in one word - abortion.
I love this quote from Senator Dianne Feinstein, "If one is pro-choice in this day and age, one can't vote for Judge Alito. I am very concerned about the impact he would have on women's rights, including a woman's right to make certain reproductive choices." Did you hear what she said? A woman's right to certain reproductive choices. What she means is abortion.
To the Senate Democrats, if a judge won't bow down at the altar of abortion then he's not worthy to sit on the court. The implication is simple, if you're pro-life you're not worthy to serve in the courts or to be elected to office. I think many of you reading my words are finally realizing that elections matter.
So this November let's elect people to office that hold certain truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, first and foremost being the right to life.
John Calvin Long, the executive director of the Hawaii Right to Life, can be reached via email at mailto:email@example.com
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