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Stevens to retire from bench...

  1. IntimatEvolution profile image82
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    Ok.  Good.

    However, apparently he is the only Protestant on the bench.

    So now what?  Will Obama be obligated to appoint someone with a similar religious background?  Or will he actually have the option to nominate someone in with the right credentials? 

    Should Congress allow in a Muslim judge?  I think so.  I don't think religion should be in play period.  However, CNN just asked these same questions, so apparently I'm the extreme minority.mad

    Tell us your opinion.

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      LegendaryHeroposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I believe judges should be completely impartial so their background shouldn't matter, but unfortunately that's impossible - There's no such thing as a truly impartial judge.

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A Muslim judge might easily be an improvement over Thomas, Scalia and Alito.

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image91
        Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        A Muslim judge may prove to be even more conserative also.

        1. IntimatEvolution profile image82
          IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Arthur, you might be correct in that.  Though, I'd think that they would be more strict in their interpretation of the Constitution, as they should be.  The Constitution is not about being conservative or liberal.  It is suppose to be about the Law.  Though I know, that it isn't. 

          I don't know, I wish and hope Obama puts the American peoples needs first.  If he puts up good quality judges, and Congress denies them over religion........, Democrats could sweep the elections again and make the offices all liberal then.

      2. IntimatEvolution profile image82
        IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ohhhhhhh!

        I agree. Anyways, since when is religious faith a Supreme Court Justice credential?  I don't get it.  However, apparently it matters greatly.  Right now I guess the court in made up of two Jews, 1 Protestant(stevens) and the rest are Catholic. 

        I personally think a little diversity to the court would serve a better purpose.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What do you have against Protestants?
      And why would America want a Muslim judge?  Only if it's stupid enough to want one,  like they were stupid enough to elect an anti-Christian "President".

  2. IntimatEvolution profile image82
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    I didn't realize that in 1975, Stevens was considered a modest Republican.  Funny how much the party has changed.  He went from being a Mod.Rep. to a Left wing Lib.

    hm. Funny.  I wonder what will happen next here.  I think we have a very interesting situation brewing here.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Stevens was appointed by Gerald Ford an old-fashioned conservative Republican which unfortunatley is nearly extinct. Another great Supreme Court justice, Earl Warren, was also appointed by a Republican, Dwight Eisenhower. Subsequent Republican appointments to the court have been activist ideological conservatives who would never have reached the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education decision.

      1. IntimatEvolution profile image82
        IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, yes Ralph in deed they are. 

        You know, Gerald Ford would probably be consider a Democrat today.  He wasn't radical enough for the party of today.

  3. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    I'm sure that whomever gets appointed, Judge Thomas will welcome them the the Court with a diet coke and nice firm squeeze

    http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/ClarenceThomas-thumb

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hahaaa

      O's neck would fit within that grasp right there.   ha

      You tagged that picture in a hilarious way!

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        you don't know the joy i have since learning how to post pictures in messages smile

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I hope to soon.
          Ron told me how.
          Doesn't mean I'll get it, since I'm rather illiterate about web-doings ..Ha...but hey have fun!!

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A diet coke with a pubic hair on it.

  4. IntimatEvolution profile image82
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    Brenda, it is not so much that i desire a Muslim as a S.Judge.  I see how you are baiting me here.  But...., no go.

    It is quite clear you missed the point entirely.

    Since when should it matter what your religious faith is?  Why would you have a problem with a non-Protestant judge? I unlike you, understand the separation of Church and State.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This nation wasn't founded on Muslim principles.
      I don't care who or what wants to come into it now and change things for the worse, the fact is that the so-called-and-much-misunderstood "separation of church and state" meant that no religion could control the people.  It did NOT mean that the Founders nor the people were advocating non-Christian influences in our government.  It's original intent was to keep entities like the Roman Catholic Church from controlling the government.

      1. IntimatEvolution profile image82
        IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is not a nation founded on any religious principles.

        God are you really that much of a bigot?  I'm not trying to rude.  I'd seriously like to know.  But then again, I live in the bible belt.  You are just like that type of Christian.  So far from Christ, yet you beg for his love and compassion.  I'd be begging too if I thought as you. 

        Sorry- I cannot tolerate ignorance on that level. 

        So therefor Brenda, I respectfully disagree with your sentiments.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Now now don't lie.
          You quite DISrespectfully disagreed.  But hey it's a free country, so far! big_smile

          1. IntimatEvolution profile image82
            IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No- seriously I do not mean to disrespect.  However, I am a Christian.  So why lie?  To save you from hard questions? 

            I don't think so.  Everything I said was true.  I think you are unfortunately extremely uneducated in the historical facts surrounding the founding of this nation.  Text book definition of someone ignorant in a subject matter, like this.

            Sorry Brenda.  It is what it is, and YOU are what you are. 

            Need I say no more?smile

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              Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You might want to re-evaluate two things.
              1. What being a Christian is.
              2. You might want to visit a site called Wallbuilders.  It can (for those with ears to hear) shed much light on the basis of America.

              1. IntimatEvolution profile image82
                IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I'm quite comfortable in my Christian faith.

                I'm not a bigot preaching hate, and I don't think that this country was founded solely as a Christian nation.

                So thank you for the advice Brenda, but I'll pass on your advice.

                I plan to meet my maker, without having to pray for unbridled forgiveness first, because of some hateful rhetoric.

                Nothing more needs to be said.  I again respectfully disagree with your predigests sentiments.

  5. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    speaking of baiting...

    I heard Obama is going to appoint a Muslim judge so that someone will have the experience to rule on Sharia Law, which Congress is going to vote on in the next session (based on a recommendation from the United Nations)

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He or they or whoever can take their Sharia Law and shove it.......out the window!  ha

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    Good bait.
    Did I do good?
    tongue

  7. IntimatEvolution profile image82
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2008/8/30aug6-diet-coke-and-mentos-in-action.jpg

 
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