In just a few hours time for me, I'll be making my first entrance into the real political life. I got elected to be a part of the local Republican Committee board last May '08's elections and tonight is the first meeting. I can't wait but I will be amazed to see how they react to having a deaf person on the board. I've been called, emailed, and snail mailed to of being asked to vote someone in to be an officer on the board. I'm playing my decision close to my vest and that's perhaps the best idea.
Sadly to say.. I wish I changed to Democratic party already. (the local political office lost my papers and that's too late now). But figured, if I can help the republican party locally, then things just might work well. I'm not too happy about John McCain. But he's just not one of the best ideas for this country.
Meanwhile, When I read today's news on CNN : http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/06/12/scotus/index.html
I have asked myself a question: Can it get any worse for those doddering old fools? Who in their right minds would put men and women on a high court bench to be so OLD and STUPID?
Just as Justice Antonin Scalia said best today : The "nation will live to regret what the court has done today," . He was supported by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
What has really transpired of this High Court Ruling that said that these DANGEROUS Terror Suspects have LEGAL RIGHTS to by-pass the military court and are allowed to come in to USA and challenge the military on grounds that their legal detention is illegal.
That's like to say: "We agree that these men and women of different countries are enemies, but we must give them due process.".
Thanks to the Supreme Court. These enemy terrorists have just been given a new power to tie up the courts for years with their endless terror of legal challenges. This Supreme Court has just created a new political mind field for themselves and in doing this, the majority of the justices ought to be told to step down and resign from the Supreme Court.
The military won't be grabbing any more enemy combatants in the field of war. The military is most likely going to be ordered to SHOOT TO KILL now, more than ever.
In the end, I think the nation would be better off if the power of appointment to the Supreme Court was taken away from the President and put in the hands of voters. That way the justices would be facing the vote just like every other political candidate. But their term ought to be limited to just 4 years instead of a life long job security of what they have now.
Our nation WILL SUFFER what this Supreme Court has done. But it will NOT help our nation at this point of our economic crisis. How much political fall out this will become, grab the pop corn and sit back. The summer drama has just begun.