Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Friday that he is prepared to block any Supreme Court nominee who would not uphold the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
“I am prepared to filibuster, if necessary, any Supreme Court nominee who would turn back the clock on a woman’s right to choose or the constitutional right to privacy, on civil rights and individual liberties and on the laws protecting workers and the environment,” Kerry said in remarks prepared for delivery via satellite at a meeting of Democratic party officials in St. Paul, Minn.
“The test is basic — any person who thinks it’s his or her job to push an extreme political agenda rather than to interpret the law should not be a Supreme Court justice.”
At least he is being honest about what he intends to do. The other Democrats employ the same policy, unofficially. Officially, they just resort to character assassination and duplicity to block the nominees.
Thomas J. Jackson
The Supreme Court’s fiat on abortion was bound to divide the nation. But Democrat tolerance is on display. If I understand this correctly any devout Christian regardless of qualifications, would be opposed because of his religious convictions. As I understood the 1st Amendment the government is prohibited from such practices.