Thursday, February 03, 2005
On this day:

State of the Union Part III - The Values Agenda

President Bush: "CONFIRM MY JUDGES!"

Amen...and start with Bill Pryor.

It was interesting (and telling) that the President called on the Senate to confirm his judicial nominees during the "values" segment of his speech.

Bush also repeated his support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, even though he has no constitutional role in the amendment process. I really don't like the idea of amending the Constitution to implement social policy, even if it concerns a matter as fundamental as marriage. The problem here is not the is activist judges who ignore the Constitution.

One bold thing for the President (or a few Senators) to do would be to pass legislation restricting the jurisdiction of federal courts to hear marriage cases. An even bolder move would be to call for the impeachment of federal judges who uphold a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. (I favor impeachment followed by tarring, feathering, and exile to Djibouti myself. But, then again, when it comes to judicial tyranny, I'm one of those "impatient" conservatives I mentioned in my last post.)