The real battle begins
Well friends the preliminaries are over and it's time to determine which way the gavel will fall over the next 10 years. The unexpected announcement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner's resignation means the balance in the U.S. Supreme Court is squarely in the hands of Pres. Bush and the U.S. Senate.
Battle lines are already drawn. We won't be voting on this as citizens. But we can make alot of noise in heaven and in Senate offices on Capitol Hill. And we must.
If you don't know how the Supreme Court Justices do what they do, now is the time to learn. It's civics 101 and it really matters this time.
History clearly shows that some justices feel it's their job to legislate from the bench in terms of evoking secondary meanings and new juris prudence from a 200 year old document called the U.S. Constitution. (these justices called the Constitution a "living" document, meant to change with the culture)
Another kind of Justice thinks he or she should stricly interpret the text and rule accordingly. I prefer the latter, and you should learn enough to have an informed opinion and get your friends doing the same. Why?
Because the freedom's you hold dear hang in the balance. Freedom of religious expression, security in property ownership, freedom of speech even when it's not politically correct, freedom to determine what your kids are taught in school etc.
Down sleep through this one! Watch Justice Sunday II and get informed and tell your friends to do the same.