January 16, 2006

Alito Headed for Confirmation

Politics - Alito appears headed for confirmation - sacbee.com

I don't think there is any question that Alito will be confirmed. While I may not be surprised, I can't help but feel disappointed. I guess this is just another example of why voting (against Republican candidates) is so important. Don't get me wrong - I'm not anti-Democrat or anything. I just wish there were other viable choices besides two parties which are both owned by corporate America.

What will be the result of Alito joining the court? I don't expect any major changes, and I'll be somewhat surprised if Roe v. Wade is overturned in the near future. What I do expect is a continued erosion of civil liberties and greater intrusion of religion in public life.

Our reality-based community may face greater challenges ahead, but we're here to stay.