Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: I missed the assault
I think the court should be somewhat representive in nature. It's good we have a black man, a women, an old white man, an old white man, a middle aged white man, and now, a old white man. But this particular old white man also represents a faction long unrepresented on this court - while Hispanics now comprise some 25% of the voting population, they are nothing compared to Bush's core constituency - religous nuts. Thank God we now have someone to represent those who think the Earth is 3,000 years old, that women were concocted from ribs and are vessels of evil who should submit to their husbands.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address