Roberts Sidesteps Meaty Issues for Now

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by ghostrider, Sep 16, 2005.


  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

     
  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'm afraid he is going to be a Souter in Rehnquist's clothing.
     
  3. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    I don't agree, my friend. I think he is as conservative as Rehnquist was, he's just so much smarter than the Dimmocrats trying to trip him up, it wasn't even a challenge. I think Slick Willy Clinton watched some of the exchanges, and wished he had been half as slick as Roberts.
     
  4. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I hope so for all of our sakes, I really do and I really want him to be the conservative chief justice we need. Either way, I don't doubt his intelligence, he has made the democraps look like the idiots they are. Brainless Chucky Schumer doesn't stand a chance. Nor liver-dead Ted, or Jello-brain Biden.
     
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I watched him get grilled by Biden... Seemed pretty cool to me.

    Biden was talkiong anout how anyone who was apointed for life HAD to answer some questions on issues.... Roberts didn't much flinch

    The thing that makes me most nervous about a Bush packed Court is that the current state of the Republican party seems to be leaning pretty Big Brotherish. Lot's of heavy surviellance and spy stuff on the citizens.

    With the current state of affairs, I'd really like to see a split Prez/Congress for awhile before more Patriot act type stuff gets passed. I think the best government we can hope for is one with it's hands tied..

    but, don't mind me, I'm a closet libertarian [peep]
     
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I am just afraid that with more democraps in office more anti-gun legislation will be passed. Just what we need, another assault weapons ban.
     
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Yeah. That's why I'd lik to see a perfectly balanced stalemate for the next 20 years. Hell, pay them the salary and they fon't even have to show up... Like we need another 2000 laws each yr
     
  8. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I would like for someone to run on the platform of "I will do nothing for my entire term in congress but stop any legislation."
     
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    [beer]
     
  10. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    I agree, but throughout our history, every time we are at war, we lose freedoms, and after the crisis is past, we get most of it back.
     
  11. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You mean like this?
    police_raid__medium__966.
     
  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    ghost, I can't think of an instance of getting anything back. I'll not stand by and watch illegal activity on the part of the .gov in the name of war... Leaves too many doors open for more.

    But, in trying to not break the CoC, I'll go to bed now. I think TLynn put something in there about anti gov or overthrowing the gov... Night
     
  13. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Don't recollect ever getting anything back, just setting a bunch a bad precident. It's kinda like beating your head against the wall because it feels so good when you stop. We'll put up with all the crap at airports, thinking what a great thing it is to get to carry our nail clippers, lighters, and pocket knives again, never mind the biometric passport chips implanted in our skin.
     
  14. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Death by a thousand bites. (Expletive censored.)
     
  15. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    [bow]
     
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