Thursday, September 29, 2005

Roberts Confirmed

John Roberts has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next Chief Justice of the United States. Check out how your senator voted. Here is the good news.

"If the Constitution says that the little guy should win, then the little guy's going to win in the court before me," Roberts told senators. "But if the Constitution says that the big guy should win, well then the big guy's going to win because my obligation is to the Constitution."


This is exactly what we need, a Judge who knows what a judge is supposed to do. Now the not so good news.

Over and over, he has assured lawmakers his rulings would be guided by his understanding of the facts of cases, the law and the Constitution, not by his personal views. "My faith and my religious beliefs do not play a role," said Roberts, who is Catholic.


Now I am not concerned that he is Catholic, this is a governmental post, not a religious one. Now I can take this two ways. One, he realizes that objectivity is needed in his job. I don't think this is bad. The other way I could take this is he believes in some faith/value, sacred/secular split in his belief system. This is surely possible. Overall I am happy about this selection and feel Judge Roberts will do a great job.

Concerning Roe vs. Wade, it should not matter the judge's personal or religious views about this decision. They should realize the U.S. Constitution does not provide the right to abortion and understand that murdering innocent unborn Americans is a brutal, barbaric "right" that must be stopped. Lets hope and pray our court starts heading that way.

2 comments:

Dax said...

Russ,
Go to howardphillips.com and see what he thinks about Roberts. He seems to believe Roberts is going to turn out to be another Souter. Only time will tell.

Russ said...

Dax,
I agree that Judge Roberts does not share all of my or Howard Phillips convictions concerning morality. I hope he can be an objective judge. I think, right now, that if we (conservative evangelicals) are looking to "litmus" test our judges that we are as guilty as the liberals are. I may certainly be wrong about this. I agree, only time will tell. I do know one thing. God is concerned with justice, so we should be too. Thanks for the comments!

Russ

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