We Need Moderate
I hope President Trump does the right thing — the smart thing — by nominating a moderate judge to the Supreme Court.
A moderate nominee would be a judge whose legal reasoning and record reflects the actual Rule of Law in our nation, not politics.
Nominating a judicial candidate whose record demonstrates a wise command of precedent, as well as actual justice and fairness — this would be the right thing to do.
It would also be the smart thing to do because a judge of moderate sensibilities would more likely be approved by the handful of moderate Senators whose votes will be critical in the Senate appointment procedure.
On the other hand, the President — who is known to be excessively manipulative and self-obsessed — may decide to delay the appointment for selfish reasons. Trump probably figures that moderate Republicans (such as me) would be more likely to reconsider their opposition to his presidency — and maybe even vote for him for the sake of tipping the Court in a conservative direction.
But I am here to tell you that I will not be voting for Trump just because of issues surrounding the Supreme Court.
We need to fire this clumsy, incompetent prez. But even so, he’s got one last chance to make an impact in the judicial realm.
If I have to, I’ll take my chances on Joe Biden’s choice for the Supreme Court, thank you.
But if Donald Trump wants to take a shot at influencing the Court’s balancing act one more time — he needs to go ahead and do so.
This country is presently too strung-out with extremist politics and activism on both sides. We need a moderate Supreme Court to keep the ship of State on an even keel and a steady course of liberty and justice for all.