Ive been avoiding thinking too hard about Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement, because i feel a little queasy when i think about it too hard.
reading this post helped give me some perspective.
Bush has held up Thomas and Scalia as model judges, and their track records are, well, troublesome at best. Thomas, for instance, feels that the Establishment Clause (… ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.’) is not to separate church and state, but to protect the right of the state to declare a state religion and form a state-wide theocratic government. (Elk Grove Unified School Dist vs. Newdow, concurring opinion.)
Ive made it no secret that i DO NOT like Bush or his policies. I dont like that we are involved in a war that we have no justification for. i dont like that he thought about writing prejudice into the constitution. and thats just the tip of the iceburg.
but, god, who are we going to have step up into O’Connor’s place?
im terrified that we are going to start going BACKWARD.
but what steps can we take to help here? i refuse to believe there is nothing we can do about it. Meghan supports writing your reps, which is a good start, but then what?