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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Wow. Just Wow.

From the public opinion polling firm Rasmussen Reports:
Most American voters (60%) . . . [say] the Supreme Court should make decisions based on what is written in the constitution, while 30% say rulings should be guided on the judge’s sense of fairness and justice . . .

While 82% of voters who support McCain believe the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution, just 29% of Barack Obama’s supporters agree. Just 11% of McCain supporters say judges should rule based on the judge’s sense of fairness, while nearly half (49%) of Obama supporters agree.
Did you get that? Seven out of every 10 Obama supporters disagree with the notion that justices should rule based on the contents of the Constitution. Seven out of 10 don't believe in the Constitution!

And what happens when the sense of fairness from Justice A differs from that of Justice B? You've got to have a common basis for ruling, and that basis is the Constitution. If you don't think it's fair, then you get it changed. The fact that 70 percent of Obama supporters don't get this (or worse yet, consciously disagree with it) is frightening.


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