Sen. Ken Salazar stood with his leader, Sen. Harry Reid, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol the day he promised to halt most Senate business rather than allow a simple, up-or-down vote on the President’s judicial candidates.
There is only one reason Sen. Salazar and fellow liberals are desperate to block these judges: they would easily be confirmed by a majority of the Senate, because they represent the President’s mainstream American values.
We’ve seen enough nonsense on the federal courts, from judges who demonstrate:
NO MERCY—Judges allowed Terri Schiavo to die of thirst. Had she been an animal, a condemned killer, or even a terrorist, they would have stepped in immediately. But Terri had the misfortune to be innocent.
NO HUMANITY—Judges protect the doctors who routinely puncture the skulls of nearly-delivered children and then vacuum out their brain matter, killing them in the abominable practice known as partial birth abortion.
NO DECENCY—A judge threw out the prosecution of videos that depict women being raped, mutilated and defecated upon. No one doubts these videos are legally obscene, but this judge single-handedly threw out the rule of law, declaring obscenity statutes unconstitutional.
NO RESPECT—Though a judge can find protection for obscenity videos, many find the Ten Commandments inappropriate for public display. They quote laws of foreign countries—and even an unratified U.N. Treaty, rather than our own Constitution, when it suits their fancy.
The President has the constitutional right to appoint federal judges and the Senate has the duty to vote them up or down. Sen. Salazar wants to use the filibuster to block the vote, in a way that hasn’t been used on judges in 216 years of Senate tradition.
It’s time to call him on it. Call all his offices and tell him simply:Call ALL of his offices:Denver (303) 455-7600Colorado Springs (719) 328-1100Fort Collins (970) 224-2200Pueblo (719) 542-7550Durango (970) 259-1710Grand Junction (970) 241-6631Washington, D.C. (202) 224-5852
Vote, YES or NO, But VOTE on the JUDGES!
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