English: The United States Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States, in 2010. Top row (left to right): Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Bottom row (left to right): Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I must acknowledge that the following is provided by Jim Piper, who I must thank tremendously for bringing this information to my attention and has allowed me to present it here.
Columnist Andrew McCarthy gives us what probably is the most important question regarding the upcoming presidential election.
If Mitt wins the nomination, I will enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who have hesitation on that score, I would just ask you to keep four things in mind:
- Justice Scalia just turned 78
- Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year
- Justice Breyer will be 76 in August
- Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago.
In addition, Justice Ginsburg has Pancreatic Cancer
. Justice Stephens has already said he would retire and is just waiting for Obama to be reelected. The next president could appoint as many as 4 new Justices over next 8 years. This election is about more than ObamaCare Tax.We wish them all well, of course, but the brute fact is that whoever we elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose at least one new member of the Supreme Court, in addition to hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom will be making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come.If you don’t think it matters whether the guy making those calls is Mitt Romney
or Barack Obama, I think you’re smokin’ something funky.So for anybody who is thinking of not voting because your favorite didn’t get nominated, or writing in a candidate who can’t win, imagine this:
After you have stopped gasping, kindly send this forward to your list of concerned citizens.