January 16, 2005
Unless something develops we haven’t seen so far, Judge Samuel Alito is likely to be confirmed to replace Sandra Day O’Connor on the supreme court. Most democrats will vote against him, of course, because that’s what their liberal master special interest groups demand that they do. They have worked for 40 years to change culture through judicial edict and are the least democratic force in our country. The last thing they want is to allow the people to determine anything.
If the people had decided cultural issues instead of the courts, we would not have abortion on demand or be moving toward same-sex marriage, eliminating the pledge of allegiance and cleansing the public square of all things religious.
There are consequences to nations that forget God and ignore where law comes from ad its purpose. The law is not to serve people. People are to serve law in order that the general welfare might be promoted.
One hopes that if Samuel Alito is confirmed, he will remember that legal tradition will return to Supreme Court jurisprudence.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.