Ronald Reagan Can No Longer Save Us!

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We live in one of the most dangerous times in recent history. The Cuban Missile Crisis and again the late 80’s were perhaps equal. I hate to say it, but Reagan saved us, not by choice, but he could have probably remained obstinate and have done us in. He gave up and chose not to.

Here is how he saved us: he appointed Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court. The power of the GOP to roll back the New Deal, the Social Security Act, Roe V. Wade, separation of church and state, was compromised by his incompetence in this area. O’Connor ruled the court in her day, as a moderate and Anthony Kennedy did not toe the party line when she left.

Most members of the current GOP would never appoint a moderate to the Supreme Court. O’Connor is gone; Kennedy could go at any time; and Reagan is gone. President Perry or President Bachmann or President Cain would learn from Reagan’s mistake, and we will all be educated with a brand spanking new America, one that is every bit as good as it was 100 years ago. Get ready to welcome the good ole days back, Grandpa.

That is the precipice on which we merrily teeter. We are talking about jobs and the stock market and taxes and debt, while not confronting this imminent danger.

We are sweeping the porch while a nuclear bomb is ticking in our driveway.

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John Myste

John Myste is a proud agnostic liberal living in Texas with his loving wife, two loving dogs and a cat. He does not actively seek the truth, and has a firm opinion on nothing. He likes interesting discussions and unique perspectives; and he hopes and believes that if he indulges in these, the truth will follow.
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10 years ago

Mike,

Conservatives can be successful in their efforts to remake the Supreme Court when they really focus: see Clarence Thomas.

I am not saying liberals don’t do the same thing. I am saying that President Perry would not make the mistakes conservatives have made int he post when appointing judges. the 7-2 balance of the past gave us a moderate court. This conservative majority can, and almost certainly will, come again if a Republican wins the election, and the next one will make sure the man appoints will uphold conservative ideals.

It’s easy to do. He can ascertain this under the guise or questions about Original Intent and textualism.

When this happens, the American we live in today will be overturned.

This disaster seems to be the inevitable conclusion to a court giving itself the power of Judicial Review, which says that it can un-legislate any law that does not coincide with its ideological interpretation of the Constitution.

The court cannot legislate from the bench, but it can un-legislate from the bench.

Instead of having 535 individuals who change in part every two years and who are accountable to the people, we have nine ideological dictators who now have the implicit power to overturns laws that don’t fit their personal ideologies, and they will.

In Bush v. Gore, we saw an unmistakable willingness to vote along party lines.

10 years ago

I wish the GOP would do the same thing as Reagan: nothing. We’d all be better off.`

I’ll never forget his infamous statement regarding the Berkeley protests over Viet Nam: If they want a blood bath, let’s get it on.

That was his version of “smoke ’em out.”

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10 years ago

I agree with you here John but I doubt you’ll ever get a Rightie to admit that St. Ronnie was in any way less than perfect.

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