Bench Memos

Cutting Through the Spin

When liberals say…

* civil rights, they mean racial quotas and forced busing.

* reproductive rights, they mean underage girls should get abortions without notifying their parents.

* equal pay for women, they mean government bureaucrats determining your pay.

* environmental protection and worker rights, they mean the government has unlimited power to regulate private property and business.

* church-state separation, they mean your town can’t display a Menorah or Christmas crèche during the holidays.

If confirmed, Roberts will benefit the country by not being a judicial activist:

* First and foremost, Roberts won’t allow bureaucrats to seize ordinary people’s private property.

* He won’t redefine traditional marriage.

* He won’t strike ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance.

* He won’t force the Boy Scouts to hire openly homosexual Scoutmasters.

* He won’t favor criminals’ rights over victims’ rights.

* He won’t protect simulated child pornography on the Internet.

* He won’t allow Congress to legislate in areas where the Constitution doesn’t grant it authority.

* He won’t ban the death penalty.

* He won’t permit the politicians to regulate what we say about them at election time.

* He won’t allow government to treat people differently because of their skin color.

* He won’t hamstring the military and intelligence services in the War on Terror.

* He won’t block school choice for kids trapped in failing schools.

* He won’t eliminate the right to gun ownership.

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