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Telling ghost stories to Senator Frist...


Recently there's been a lot of fuss around the blogosphere (including here) about Senator Specter's inflammatory comments. After considering the issue carefully, I wrote an email to Senator Frist (Majority Leader) on the issue. I've reproduced that letter in the extended entry. If you'd like to send your own letter, here is the contact form.


Recently there's been a lot of fuss around the blogosphere (including here) about Senator Specter's inflammatory comments. After considering the issue carefully, I wrote an email to Senator Frist (Majority Leader) on the issue. I've reproduced that letter in the extended entry. If you'd like to send your own letter, here is the contact form.

I viewed with alarm Senator Specter's recent comments regarding the scrutiny he would apply to nominees for the Supreme Court and other positions within the Judiciary. One of the strongest reasons for supporting President Bush was for the long-term effect he would have upon our court system by appointing judges, and especially Supreme Court Justices, who respect and honor the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution as much as the rest of the bill of rights.

In short, Senator, I am interested in judicial appointees who believe in the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms as an individual right, and as a Constitutional prohibition upon regulation of arms -- whether firearms, swords, knives, or other unspecified "arms".

I do not believe that Senator Specter, who has a C-- rating from Gun Owners of America, will fight for judges who will reverse the trend of courts ruling as if the 2nd Amendment did not exist or was not binding. I do not believe that it is possible for Senator Specter to fight for a cause, and thus a judge, that he does not believe in wholeheartedly.

Considering Specter's inflammatory warning to the President, whose aid he accepted during the primaries but failed to reciprocate, I do not feel he can be trusted to chair the judiciary committee. At a minimum, it must be made absolutely clear to him that he must fight effectively for ALL of President Bush's nominees, not merely those that meet his left-of-where-he-should-be politics.

The single most important and lasting change that the Senate and the President can make in the area of domestic policy is to appoint judges who will respect the 2nd Amendment and rule accordingly. This will begin to undo over a century of racist laws that originated in the quest to deny the right to arms to minorities. Senator Specter has demonstrated himself unworthy to take on that responsibility.

Senator Cornyn, of Texas, would be a suitable replacement if Senator Specter cannot be shown the path of wisdom.


This entry was published Sat Sep 24 10:43:35 CDT 2005 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0. [Tweet]

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