Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Voice of the Law

The nomination of Judge John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) brings long-awaited relief and hopeful elation to a large portion of the American public that is weary of waiting for its figurative day in court.

We have been patient, enduring some of the most outrageously inappropriate judicial decisions in our nation's history. The majority of Americans, speaking through the ballot box, do not want same-sex marriage accepted as normal. They do not want it to be legal to crush an infant's skull and suck its brains out in partial-birth abortions. They do not want their teenaged daughters undergoing abortions without their knowledge and consent. They do not want their children to sit down at a library computer and be a click away from accessing pornography.

Although it might come as quite a shock to most liberals, this majority of Americans comprises the "mainstream" of our nation.

With the nomination of Judge Roberts, mainstream Americans have been given the comforting prospect of having a Supreme Court Justice on the bench who not only understands the law, not only respects the law, but one who reveres the law enough to allow it to speak for itself rather than for any special interest or political group.

I'm looking forward to hearing what the Constitution has to say for a change, instead of partisan opinions along Constitution Avenue.