Monday, October 25, 2004

SSSupreme Court

Chief Justice Rehnquist has been operated for a thyroid cancer. This is a reminder of the importance of this election: The Supreme Court could be totally remade in the next four years. Most of the Justices are over sixty-five years in age, and given the evenly balanced current Court, the replacement judges would have a significant importance on the future Supreme Court decisions.

Think about that for a moment. A Supreme Court appointed by George Bush could take us back to the middle ages. There might be no legal abortion, no rights not to be discriminated against in employment or education. There might be no employee protection against corporations. There might be Bibles in all schools but no public schools. All this is possible. The Supreme Court has shown that it's willing to do the political work of the Republican party, and it's not impossible that it will try to select the next president, too.

Vote for John Kerry.