Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Mr. Roberts' Segregated White Male Neighborhood

After so many Congressional Democrats have fought so hard to show us that they think John Roberts is an acceptable choice for a Supreme Court Justice, I have to wonder whether any of them will have the cajones to backtrack when confronted with some of the newly released evidence about the advice he's given in the past.

Specifically, he said that the appointment of the first woman to the Supreme Court was a "crass political consideration", and that the White House should strike language from a housing discrimination bill that referred to the "fundamental right to be free from discrimination", saying that "there of course is no such right."

Such fundamental rights -- as supported by numerous Supreme Court decisions -- are the the reason, btw, that we have many of our current rights, such as a basic right to privacy.

As a White male, I guess I have nothing to worry about with Roberts, so long as I don't mind having my privacy violated... and don't mind the glare of seeing all of those old, pale faces together, along with the complete lack of gender representation for over half this country's population. After all, to suggest that we should obviously have three, four, or even five women on the Supreme Court would be crass and political, right?! Why, that would start to look like... what is that word? Equality.

So yeah, I have nothing much to worry about. What about you?

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