March 18, 2005

Constitutional Coup

Sometimes, the opposition really does want to do a Constitutional coup.

Why would we give lifetime appointments to people who earn up to $200,000 a year, with absolutely a great retirement system, and all the things all Americans wish for, with absolutely no check and balance except that one confirmation vote. So we're saying we think you ought to get nine votes over the 51 required. That isn't too much to ask for such a super important position. There ought to be a super vote. Don't you think so? It's the only check and balance on these people. They're in for life. They don't stand for election like we do, which is scary.

The procedure for appointing judges is a constitutional one. You want to change the procedure, you do the work to change the constitution. Doing an end run is illegitimate and illegal. The nature of the violation is only curable by impeachment or the ballot box. For the health of the country this nonsense has to be presented to every Democrat Senator for them to either endorse or condemn and we should all vote accordingly thereafter.

Posted by TMLutas at March 18, 2005 10:39 AM