Those terrified liberals


Published: Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 10:23 p.m.
I can understand why liberals are terrified at the prospect that Samuel Alito will sit on the Supreme Court. Heaven forbid that we should have a judge purporting to follow the Constitution instead of legislating from the bench.
The recent decision on eminent domain should cause every American to wonder how the court could rule that taking private property from one individual and giving it to another private party is constitutional. The Democrats are claiming to be concerned about civil rights while ignoring the loss of personal property rights by our citizens.
Where is the outcry about people in Connecticut who are losing their homes to a developer or the folks in South Florida who are in the process of being dispossessed for the same reason.
It's time we put some sanity into the judicial branch and return it to its original purpose of interpreting the constitution instead of legislating from the bench.
Of course, if that happens, liberals will not have a way to circumvent the will of the people by having the court make a law that they cannot get through the congress. Any thinking American should be concerned by the direction that our Judicial Branch has been taking.
Now the Democrats are trying to delay a vote on Alito in order to engage in more smear tactics, hoping to scare us. I think the hysterics are going to backfire Most Americans are not sympathetic to those tactics which are a sign of desperation by the Democrats.
Robert Gault, Gainesville

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