As I’ve noted before, I sometimes listen to Hugh Hewitt on the way home from work. Today, of course, the show was all about the Florida election and about the two-man race for the Republican nomination. There’s been a lot of talk about how much of a RINO (see below) John McCain is, but Hugh said that if McCain wins the nomination he will urge everyone to vote for McCain for six reasons:
John Paul Stevens, 87
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, 74
Antonin Scalia, 72
Anthony Kennedy, 72
David Souter, 69
Stephen Breyer, 69.
I’m almost convinced. But John McCain is the guy who said on Don Imus’s show,
I would rather have a clean government than one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected, that has become corrupt. If I had my choice, I’d rather have the clean government.
John McCain swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. In that single sentence he proved that he lied when he took that oath. He’s willing to do whatever he feels necessary to achieve what he believes is needed – and he is not willing to be constrained by the Constitution – the founding legal document of our government, and one expressly crafted to restrain that government.
So why should I believe that he’ll nominate strict constructionists judges that will be likely to overturn any unconstitutional laws John McCain wants passed? Remember FDR and his threat to “pack the court” with judges that would rule his way?
Sorry. That reason doesn’t fly with me, and it’s the only reason that might have.