Top 10 Letters
The Corn Refiners Association says Bill Maher is not "reasonable," just "bizarre."
12:00 AM, May 3, 2005
Irwin M. Stelzer should know that Alan Greenspan has every right to be concerned about inflation. We have created an economic construction in which inflation works against us instead of building an alternative where inflation works for us. Accordingly, it is quite acceptable for the Fed to be worried about the future of the economy because the future isn't going to get any rosier while we refuse to accept the basic mathematics governing federal spending.
John Hinderaker's What Liberals Want, demonstrates that the recent use of the filibuster isn't about disagreement on legislation or the views of a judicial nominee. It's about thumbing your nose at the people in power. It's like the neighborhood kid who loses the game so he takes his ball and goes home so no one can win. No legislative body should block votes on anything just because a group of senators or a single senator refuses to vote. In school, I learned that the president was the only one with veto power. It takes two thirds of them to override a presidential veto. Yet, a single senator is able to effectively veto a presidential nominee. Does this make sense to anyone?
Tim Lehmann's latest piece actually inspired me to read the EU "constitution." I now have a raging headache.
Hugh Hewitt writes in his piece Now, More Than Ever what many of us across America would like to hear, and describes what many of us would like to see done. It is true that, apart from the defense of this country, no issue is as important as the judges who will rule over us. That is an important phrase--judges who will rule over us. Naturally, that is not what judges are supposed to do. They are supposed to adjudicate matters of law, determining in any dispute which side is most in accord with the written law of the land. Unfortunately, that is not what most judges now do. Thus, it is exceedingly important who is nominated and confirmed to the judiciary.
At the present time, the injuries done by the judiciary to the American people will be minimized if those who sit as judges are of the "originalist" school--that is, those who try to determine what the law actually says about a matter, rather than what they want the law to say.
I hope that one of our younger senators will be saying something similar soon, in addition to the comments that Hugh Hewitt would like them to say.
--Benjamin F. Lasseter