Democrats refused Wednesday to delay the confirmation hearing for one of President Obama’s most controversial judicial nominees a day after Republicans slammed the candidate for failing to initially disclose more than 100 of his speeches, publications and other background materials.
It is not unreasonable to request a delay to read over the 117 documents, so what are the democrats thinking? Remember when they were the minority party the dems filibustered allot of bush’s nominees.
The hearing for Goodwin Liu, a Berkeley law professor nominated to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, already had been postponed twice. Republicans have targeted Liu for his writings suggesting health care is a right and describing the U.S. Constitution as a document that should adapt to changes in the world.
This alone should disqualify the nominee. This view of the Constitution is political and judges should not make decisions based on their view of the world. This amounts to changing the original meaning of the Constitution right? Well, the founding fathers who created the Constitution debated how to change the Constitution as the need arises, it is called amending the Constitution. See, the founders new their would be a need to change the Constitution and they made the provision to do so, this being the case the idea of judges changing it in the judiciary is ridiculous. The judicial branch is not supposed to make law or change the Constitution, this has been nothing but the progressives making an end run around the system. The LEGISLATIVE branch is the only branch to make law and the amendment process is the only way the Constitution is to be changed.