There’s been a lot of talk in the news about obstructionism. Those pig-headed Republicans aren’t passing Obama’s agenda and okaying his nominees, probably because they’re jealous of him for being so handsome and wonderful – I paraphrased the media there. And it’s true, in most cases, a President should get the nominees that he wants for his own Cabinet. But what about judgeships? Judges can linger on for decades after a President leaves office, and a bad one can wreak havoc that echoes down the ages. That’s why you’re likely to soon hear the name Cornelia Pillard. Obama’s nominated her to the powerful DC Court of Appeals. And an acquaintance says that if confirmed, she would probably be the most left-wing judge in the history of the Republic.

Some of her opinions have included arguing that abstinence-only sex education is unconstitutional, that employers who don’t oppose mandates to pay for contraceptives are discriminating against women as “presumptive breeders,” and that ultrasounds create “deceptive images” of a fetus as an “autonomous being.” That is, they let women see that a fetus in the womb looks – surprise! - like a baby, and that unfairly discourages abortion. This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on Ms Pillard’s nomination. They probably won’t get much coverage. If Republicans challenge her, they’ll be called partisan and obstructionist. If they just rubberstamp her, she could be making decisions that affect your life for decades. Do Americans really want them to take the easy choice?

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  • Micol

    07/29/2013 01:47 PM

    I really hope that our Congress has enough conscience to block her but I am having my doubts that anyone in Congress has kept their morals.

  • Joan Blankenship

    07/28/2013 12:46 AM

    Mr. Huckabee thank you for the information & for keeping us informed. God Bless You.

  • Sara Spaulding

    07/26/2013 07:15 PM

    We Christians have been go along to get along people for so long that we are in danger or losing our religous freedoms. It is time to stand up, speak up and may the devil take the hindmost. If we continue to be silent to keep from causing people to call us names, 'far right wing radicals', 'terrorist', 'idiots', then we deserve to get what we get. STAND UP, SPEAK UP and PRAY UP.

    Thank you Mr. Huckabee for bringing these things to our attention.

  • Norma C. Davis

    07/26/2013 03:37 PM

    This information grieves me to no end, but as a Christian, it behooves me to vote my conscience and beliefs, doing what I can to uphold the Constitution of our country. I would hope that the Republicans are able to block this nomination during the Committee hearings this week.

  • Elizabeth Stein

    07/26/2013 03:28 PM

    Agree with Sheila Russell.

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