Thursday, April 6, 2017


Warning! Attention! You have heard those words before. It may have little effect on getting your attention, on getting the awareness into your mind so that you might extrapolate the affect of what is about to happen to seven generations hence.

The Senate of the United States is about to change its ancient rules so that a partisan group can bring a fellow member of the clan into a powerful position on the Supreme Court of the United States.

The nuclear option is wrong. Not because it will bring Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. It is wrong because it changes the dynamic of the Senate forever. It enables any party in power to easily bring a like-minded judge into a life-time of power. It politicizes the Supreme Court. A sixty support vote plurality has worked fairly and effectively in the past. A simple fifty-one-vote approval will eventually diminish the quality of not-partisan wisdom and fairness of the court.

The sixty vote margin is a check and balance for the system. It ensures that the very best candidates are considered and confirmed or not. Change it, and you change the court and the constitution.

Change it, and you change America.

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