Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Legislate from the Bench


What the hell does that mean?

With all the hubub about the supreme court nominations, the conservatives often throw out this bullsh*t about not wanting judges to "legislate from the bench." They've never said what it is, other than not liking certain "liberal" judgements.

It just comes across as people meaning that they want things to be like they were in the good old days, when men were men, women knew their place, and blacks were slaves. Strict constructionists should probably agree that blacks are not full citizens, and neither are women. Those pesky amendments weren't in the original document, so why the heck should we pay attention to them?

Let's try actually listening to what people have to say w/out creating these stupid sound bytes. Listen and actually use your brain.

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