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Are we a nation of laws or "empathy" judges?

DavE 2009/05/24 15:30:22
Obama says we are a nation of laws.
Obama says he wants a new Supreme Court judge with "empathy" -- the rule of law should be secondary in judicial reasoning to a judge’s own personal feelings
Obama is a hypocrit idiot who wants to appoint a selectively empathetic magistrate who will further his socialist and anti-American agenda.
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Obama’s said this concerning selecting a new Supreme Court justice:

"I will seek someone who understands that justice isn’t about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a casebook; it is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people’s lives, whether they can make a living and care for their families, whether they feel safe in their homes and welcome in their own nation. I view that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people’s hopes and struggles, as an essential ingredient for arriving at just decisions and outcomes."

What Obama is saying here is that the rule of law should be secondary in judicial reasoning to a judge’s own personal feelings. It is nothing short of a recipe for a breakdown of our legal system, and the death of an expectation by participants in court proceedings that they will be treated fairly, particularly if they are not highly sympathetic.

http://www.politicswest.com/39927/obamas_empathetic_judicial_...


Obama's Empathy Judge Could Have Lady Liberty Wiping Her Tears With Her Removed Blind-Fold

President Obama is trying to "monopolize" the Checks and Balance System. His party has the White House, Congress, and now they are doing something unthinkable...setting their sights on the Judicial System. Realize that the Supreme Court is the last hope for Americans to prevent Washington-based representatives from running amuck! WE THE PEOPLE...that would be Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike...need to snap out of it! Freedom is slipping away while we sit complacent and silent. Lady Justice is a sword toting, scale bearing, blind-folded symbol of fair and equal justice. Her sword symbolizes that she stands capable to cut to the heart of the matter before her and execute justice. The scales show her ready to weigh the evidence presented while examining both the pro and cons. She is blind-folded so that no creed, color, or status can have the upper hand. All who enter the hallowed court should not feel that they do so at their own peril, but rather with confidence when RIGHT is on their side. If President Obama has his way, Lady Justice will be depicted with a sword, scales, and a removed blind-fold... which she is using to dry her tears.

http://plumblineamerica.blogspot.com/2009/05/obamas-empathy-j...

Obama: looking for a selectively empathetic judge
Empathy. What a beautiful word and admirable quality. It's the one quality Obama says he's looking for in a Supreme Court justice. To hear Obama say "empathy" surely makes millions of his koolaid drinkers even more certain he is the One who is to come, our savior, messiah, redeemer and friend. Who doesn't want empathy? To identify with and understand another's situation, feelings, and motives. It's a quality we all should strive to foster in ourselves. The world would no doubt be a better place if people simply had more empathy. It's a quality we want to see in everyone… EXCEPT A JUDGE.

If you ever find yourself before a judge, you better hope she's Lady Justice - blind to everyone, weighing cases based on law alone. You better hope she isn't predisposed to your opponents position and set against yours. Do we really want judges who approach situations with predetermined and selective bias? You better hope your case isn't being decided on feelings, but rather on what's right and wrong according to law.

Oh I wish I could believe the best here and join the others who believe Obama is merely saying he wants someone who will hear a case, be moved with empathy and then grant justice to those deserving it. But this is the same cold-blood ideologue who voted four times to kill children born alive. He hardly has any integrity to tout the virtues of empathy. If there is any selective empathy, we most certainly want it to lean in the direction of concern for innocent, helpless and vulnerable human life, don't we?

Obama is for selective empathy… ideologically-driven empathy. He wants a justice system that feels bad about Guantanamo detainees. And here's where Obama's selective empathy reaches it's apex… the only reason there is a forthcoming heated battle on finding Justice Souters replacement on the Court is because of the issue of abortion. And you can be assured that Obama will first rule out all candidates who have any hint of empathy for unborn human life.

Any finite trace of empathy toward the plight of the unborn and you are off the Abortion President's list - chip-chop. Anyone who has any empathetic regard for the odds stacked against an unwanted, unborn human being is immediately disqualified. Anyone who shows anything but icy cold, case-closed callousness with regard to fetal pain and fetal personhood has no prayer of being an Obama nominee. Obama wants a judge who is blind to the post 1973 mountain of data showing abortion hurts women. He wants a judge who will give no consideration to the fact that the Roe v Wade ruling was founded on presuppositions about the "fetus" that have since been proved scientifically and medically false. He wants a judge who is empathetic toward evil (like Planned Parenthood) and set against that which is good (i.e. marriage).

This is why I'm among those who plead to a Higher Court. There is One who is just and he'll weigh Obama's appointments for what they are: ideoligically-driven appointments and selections of only those who show a) a callous predisposition toward the unborn and b) empathy for that which is evil. The Bible calls a selectively empathetic magistrate an unjust judge.

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  • Chico 2009/05/24 15:37:06
    None of the above
    Chico
    +3
    Again the "Bait & Switch" from the Obama regime!

    Dear Leader has made it clear (to anyone paying attention) that his agenda is to take us away from a "Nation of Laws" to a Nation of "empathy oriented" "feelings foremost" judges ready to twist the Constitution to fit what they think the world should be.

    Just another example of how he is going to destroy this once great Country and, by hook or by "crook" take more control over all our lives!

    Danger Will Robinson! constitution fit world destroy country hook crook lives danger robinson

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  • *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP 2009/05/25 12:22:29
    Obama is a hypocrit idiot who wants to appoint a selectively empathetic magis...
    *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP
    +1
    Empathy is great for making love, but America's laws are based on the Constitution. I guess H-A-A-A-vard doesn't teach the fundamentals of American law anymore.
  • marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS 2009/05/24 19:35:53
    Obama is a hypocrit idiot who wants to appoint a selectively empathetic magis...
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +1
    if we are a nation of laws THEN DEPORT ALL OF THE ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS! THEY HAVE BROKEN NUMEROUS LAWS.
  • beachbum 2009/05/24 18:33:51
    None of the above
    beachbum
    +1
    We have become a nation of judges making the laws.
  • Dionysus 2009/05/24 18:27:27
    Obama says he wants a new Supreme Court judge with "empathy" -- the rule of l...
    Dionysus
    Steal bread...jail
    I'd like to know why?
  • DavE Dionysus 2009/05/24 21:51:51
    DavE
    There's a 1,001 legal ways to get bread to fill your belly.
    A little jail time nudges the perpetrator towards those methods in the future.
    Jurisprudence 101.
    Have you got a better way and still maintain an orderly society?
  • xXx Desert Moon Flower xXx 2009/05/24 16:22:35
    Obama is a hypocrit idiot who wants to appoint a selectively empathetic magis...
    xXx Desert Moon Flower xXx
    +1
    Also a nation of easily paid off judges.
  • xXx Des... xXx Des... 2009/05/24 16:23:29
    xXx Desert Moon Flower xXx
    I couldn't care less about what oslamalamadingdong says anyway. lol
  • madjack 2009/05/24 16:16:30
    None of the above
    madjack
    +1
    Obama is throwing out soft fuzzy buzz words , believing we are idiots . United States law exists within parameters.The system is already in place to provide for extenuating circumstance.
  • pegpond 2009/05/24 16:05:55
    Obama is a hypocrit idiot who wants to appoint a selectively empathetic magis...
    pegpond
    +2
    We are a nation of Laws, Empathy is something to use when picking out which charity to donate to
  • Zuggi 2009/05/24 16:02:31
    Obama says we are a nation of laws.
    Zuggi
    +1
    How is empathy a bad thing?

    Laws are the most important, but good traits shouldn't be ignored.
  • DaveInNH Zuggi 2009/05/31 22:36:36
    DaveInNH
    +1
    Empathy's a great thing . . . for a social worker. A Supreme Court Justice, on the other hand, doesn't need empathy; they need to know and respect the Constitution.
  • Chico 2009/05/24 15:37:06
    None of the above
    Chico
    +3
    Again the "Bait & Switch" from the Obama regime!

    Dear Leader has made it clear (to anyone paying attention) that his agenda is to take us away from a "Nation of Laws" to a Nation of "empathy oriented" "feelings foremost" judges ready to twist the Constitution to fit what they think the world should be.

    Just another example of how he is going to destroy this once great Country and, by hook or by "crook" take more control over all our lives!

    Danger Will Robinson! constitution fit world destroy country hook crook lives danger robinson
  • mark \m/ 2009/05/24 15:33:25
    None of the above
    mark  \m/
    mabe a nation of crooked laws
  • DavE mark \m/ 2009/05/24 15:45:36
    DavE
    +2
    That's an intriguing thought.
    Do you have some examples?
  • mark \m/ DavE 2009/05/24 15:48:41
    mark  \m/
    or mabe laws with loopholes and the crooked people that make money lookin for em,,,, na i dont have any examples,, i just woke up about thirty minutes ago lol

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