I can’t sit idle as a blogger, journalist, american, and world citizen; while a highly unqualified and corrupt judge is nominated to the supreme court. This has to be one of those times we take a stand; bloggers, journalists, and activists together. To fight back in this information war, where the major media puts his rich, white, christian face on the front page and fails to report on what is unacceptable about this nomination.
James Ridgeway exposes, Roberts has been a major contributor to the Gw Bush presidential campaigns as well as other republican members of the senate. That alone is evidence of corruption. And of course, he has ruled in support of the Bush admin.’s wishes to hold so-called military tribunals for all the secret prisoners held without evidence or charge in Guantanamo.
As if that weren’t enough, he’s a proven enemy to workers everywhere; having ruled against mine workers and supporting the idea that strikers should be arrested.
The last part isn’t a surprise but it’s still another impetus to fight this; he has said he wants to overturn Roe vs. Wade and his wife was the president of a pro-life association.
All these characteristics would be quite standard if he were a politician, but they should never belong to a judge presiding over such a powerful court.
So let’s do this internet. This medium, though not the most powerful, still has influence – now would be a good time to use it. (more on my next podcast)