If you consider nothing else before casting your vote, then you must consider what I deem as the most important issue of this election: and that is the United States Supreme Court. Whoever is elected will have an impact on this nation for years to come; not just the next 4 or eight years.
Forget about the economy, healthcare, immigration, etc. If the SCOTUS is packed with liberal justices, we are going to be in a world of hurt indefinitely. And these justices can affect the three aforementioned issues, and, depending on who the president-elect is, for the worse.
Please people. Think before you vote, but most importantly VOTE! Don’t let the MSM get you down with their poll number reporting and their “it’s all over” reportage.
It is quite possible that Barack Obama will get to make one, maybe two Supreme Court appointments before he’s through in Washington. It is also possible that he will have a filibuster-proof Senate to help him ram those choices through.
I’m a lawyer, and I’ve always had this strange idea that the U.S. Supreme Court should base its decisions on the supreme law of our land, our Constitution. Many people think differently these days. A recent and rather shocking survey showed that around 80% of people who support Barack Obama believe that the Supreme Court should base its decisions not on the Constitution, but on what’s “fair.” Egad! On the other hand, the strong majority of McCain voters believe that the Supremes should look to our Constitution as the final authority.
…If Barack Obama gets those two nominations, and if the Democrat Senate rubber-stamps them, then we are going to have a Supreme Court making decisions based on their liberal definition of “fairness” with some consideration to foreign court decisions tossed in. This is perhaps Obama’s greatest opportunity to do permanent damage to our Republic; permanent and irreparable damage. It’s one thing when Barack Obama talks about wealth seizure and redistribution in terms of “fairness.” It’s quite another when that talk is legitimized by a Supreme Court decision.
So, dear undecided voters … as Og Mandino (a great American) once said: “Use wisely your power of choice.” There’s a lot hanging in the balance.