NOT ALL TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT CHOICES ARE PRO-LIFE
By Kelleigh Nelson
December 2, 2016
“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” —Thomas Jefferson
Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness. —Alveda King
President elect Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench, and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country. My list of potential Supreme Court justices is representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value and, as President, I plan to use this list as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court Justices.”
At the third debate Trump described the 21 candidates he had identified on two separate lists as “pro-life. “They will have a conservative bent. They will be protecting the Second Amendment. They are great scholars in all cases, and they’re people of tremendous respect. They will interpret the Constitution the way the Founders wanted it interpreted, and I believe that’s very important.”
Okay, President Trump, let’s take a closer look at your choices, or should we say, The Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation’s choices…[Link]
From the moment Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly in February, Heritage Foundation has been at the forefront of the debate over the Supreme Court vacancy. That now includes influencing the list of potential replacements being considered by Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presidential nominee. It is why all these nominees must be completely vetted, because very few of them are pro-sanctity of life.
Trump’s Supreme Court Choices
Here is the full list of the 21 judges Trump would consider appointing for the Supreme Court. He has stated that they are all conservatives, but they are not all pro-life!
Asked what he would do to protect the “sanctity of human life,” Trump said it starts with the Supreme Court.
“I will protect it, and the biggest way to protect it is through the Supreme Court and putting people in the court,” he said. Then vet them President Trump!
Trump went on to say that he favored overturning Roe v. Wade and that, “I will appoint Supreme Court judges who will be pro-life.”
Which Nominees are Pro-Life?
Thanks to Schlafly and several Eagle Forum members who have researched President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court justices, they’ve concluded the following:
• 12 of 21 are not serious contenders due to age, controversy, or political motivation for including them.
• 3 of 21 are not really pro-life, as research proves based on their writings and statements.
• 3 of 21 are probably not pro-life, as they have been unusually silent on the issue.
• 1 of 21 is possibly pro-life, and could be good on the issue.
• 2 of 21 are certainly pro-life and will remain pro-life despite pressure by the pro-abort media.
Schlafly states, “Our challenge is to have one of the two ‘certainly pro-life’ candidates selected as the nominee. Trump wants to pick a pro-lifer, but obstacles include the media, Senators, Capitol Hill staff, and possibly bad luck.”
Nominees Who are Not Pro-Life
What Schlafly and others state is very true. Cabinet members leave after merely a few years, but Supreme Court nominees typically hold power for 30+ years. Trump's upcoming nomination to fill the vacancy of pro-life Justice, Scalia, is as important as the election itself. We cannot afford another David Souter mistake!
Six of the 21 candidates on Trump's list are being pushed by the media because they are most likely NOT PRO-LIFE. Here's the list of the six candidates that we need to speak out against and veto:
Diane Sykes - She ruled against a pro-life Indiana law, and required taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood; as a state court judge Sykes sentenced two veteran abortion protesters to 60 days in jail.
Steven Colloton - Colloton wrote or joined multiple pro-abortion opinions: one to eviscerate a pro-life South Dakota law, and another to side with a fellow pro-abort judge against a pro-life Nebraska law.
Joan L. Larsen - Larsen is a feminist law professor who declared recently that there is sexism in law, and she has repeatedly mentioned Roe v. Wade without criticizing it. Larson clerked for Justice Scalia, but many of his clerks were not pro-life. She has no federal judgeship experience and is similar to David Souter in her weakness in writing ability, which makes her susceptible to influence by the liberal media.
The following three would probably NOT be pro-life on the Supreme Court
Raymond Kethledge – He joined a decision that favorably cited a precedent that censored a pro-life advertisement.
Allison Eid – She has been unusually silent on abortion. She tersely dissented from a denial of certiorari before the Colorado Supreme Court in a challenge to an injunction against abortion protesters, initially on only the limited grounds of the length of the injunction, and then later, only on the free speech grounds.
Neil Gorsuch - Unusual and persistent silence on abortion throughout law school and as a judge, yet repeatedly cited the Blackmun decision that gave abortionists legal standing to challenge pro-life laws.
Pledge for a Pro-Life Nominee
In a letter to President Trump, entitled, “Coalition Letter on the Pledge for a Pro-Life Nomination for Justice Scalia’s Seat on the U.S. Supreme Court,” signed by pro-life conservative groups and organizations, true pro-life justices are put forward for consideration as nominees.
As the letter states in part,
As you stated during the campaign and in your 60 Minutes interview after your election, you are pro-life and you pledged to nominate justices to the Supreme Court who are pro-life. In addition, Phyllis Schlafly and other conservatives endorsed you in reliance on your public pledge to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with someone as close to his views as possible.
Justice Scalia never ducked the abortion issue, and always sided with the pro-life position. His replacement should be nothing less.
You indicated that you will make your nomination from a list of 21 candidates that was provided to you by others. Unfortunately, the list omits any women who have a pro-life record, and includes a total of only four women out of 21. This was probably an oversight, because many well-qualified women with pro-life records are available for nomination, and they should be considered for this important position. For example, Judge Jennifer Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has credentials equal to or better than those on the list, and she would be an outstanding nominee for Justice Scalia’s seat.
Attempts to nominate a “stealth” candidate lacking in a record on abortion was the failed approach of the past, and would be inconsistent with the transparency of your incoming Administration. Despite that, at least a half-dozen of the candidates on the list lack a pro-life record. We urge you not to consider these candidates lacking a pro-life record for the position of Justice Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. Several of these judges on the list have even written or spoken in ways that are at odds with the pro-life position.
In addition to Judge Elrod as recommended above, her elder colleague Judge Edith Jones would also be a stellar choice. She is likewise a female jurist who has qualifications superior to most on the current list, and yet was inexplicably omitted.
There are several outstanding candidates who have pro-life records that would fulfill your pledge. For example, Justice Charles Canady of the Florida Supreme Court, who is on your current list, would be a fabulous nominee. Judges Elrod and Jones, and Justice Canady, are all experienced judges who have been transparent about their views and have an unblemished record on the bench. Any of these would be a tremendous addition to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Senate Confirmations of Trump Choices
Not all senate republicans are staunchly pro-life, yet they have vowed to confirm the president’s nominee.
"We’re going to confirm the president’s nominee one way or the other. And there’s an easy way and there’s a hard way,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (right). (| Getty.)
If Republicans change the Supreme Court confirmation threshold to a simple majority, Trump could conceivably install even more conservative justices to the Supreme Court with relative ease. Three current justices are in their late 70s or early 80s. [Link]
This is why it is mandatory that President Trump keeps his promise to choose true pro-life Justices!
President-elect Trump is going to announce his top choices very soon. Please repost this article and email it to your lists.
If you know any pro-life, pro-family leaders who are willing to sign this coalition letter to the Trump campaign regarding Supreme Court Justice nominees, immediately contact Andy Schlafly or Priscilla Gray.
[P.S. In order to wake up the population, we need to reach more people. Please use this material, and call into talk radio programs (like Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh etc.) and mention NewsWithViews.com on the air while discussing the content of this article, write letters to newspaper editors, and speak to your friends. Spread the word, and in doing so, we have a chance to save America.]
© 2016 Kelleigh Nelson - All Rights Reserved
OK, We need to interrupt this thread for an important update.
While people here have been concerned about whether or not Donald Trump will appoint a Pro-Life judge to the Supreme Court, we have to remember that HE IS NOT IN OFFICE YET.
And if Hillary Clinton and the Globalists have their way he may never get there.
Where is Julian Assange? Who is now running Wikileaks?
According to a Anonymous Youtube video Julian Assange has been taken out of the embassy in London BY THE CIA under the direction of John Kerry.
In the video Anonymous exposes the fraud of yet another video supposedly released by Wikileaks that shows Assange calling Donald Trump a “Deplorable” and basically an American low-life trash”.
Anonymous proves the video is an edited version and it did not happen. Assange did NOT bash Trump as the video apparently shows. So the question is where is Julian Assange, and WHO is now publishing under the name of Wikileaks?
We all know Hillary Clinton would really like to get rid of Assange and Wikileaks, so the prospects that he has been taken out is very real. Watch this video below, and go to the 15 minute mark, watch the evidence presented, watch the shirt collar on Assange's shirt.
The video of him calling Trump 'Deplorable” and White Trash” is a fake.
The attempts to force a recall of the Elections and thus block the Electoral College votes on December 19th have now failed in Pennsylvania. But they are now moving those attempts to the Federal Courts. They are going to try to get a judge to force the recalls. And we all know who appointed all these Federal Judges. So they wont have any difficulty find one to agree.
What they are trying to do now is block 36 votes for Trump in the Electoral College. That would drop him below the 270 mark and throw the Presidential election into the Congress.
If they can convince enough people with those edited videos above that Trump is just another “Deplorable White Trash” then they hope to block his election in Congress and the inauguration.
I told you earlier this election is NOT over yet, and these people will do ANYTHING to make sure they control the US Government.
We had all better be thinking about what our next move will be when they pull off their next few tricks.
Trump is NOT in office yet.
UN and Agenda 21 is not finished yet either.
While I agree with the hopes that Trump will appoint a Pro-Life Judge to the high courts it just seems to me that that is the least of our worries right now. He has to get into office first. Without that all these other issues are a waste of time and discussion space. And from what I see happening that is not exactly a done-deal yet.
Hope and pray for the best but prepare for the worst.
I can't wait for everyone to tell me I am wrong.
Guess I'm not wrong,,,,,,,,,,,again:
DETROIT – Michigan must begin its presidential recount at noon Monday, a federal judge ruled in a late-night order that could make it more likely the state will complete the count ahead of next week's deadline.In his ruling Sunday night, Judge Mark Goldsmith rejected an effort by state officials to delay the hand-counting of about 4.8 million ballots.Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein argued that a law requiring a break of at least two business days is unconstitutional. Goldsmith found that Stein had "shown the likelihood of irreparable harm" if the count was delayed even by two days and rejected the state's arguments about the cost to taxpayers.Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes, or two-tenths of a percentage point, in Michigan. Stein received about 1 percent of the vote.
Remember - The goal here is to delay any recount reporting until AFTER December 13th. That will block the State from voting in the Electoral College.
They got one judge, they'll get another in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Donald Trump has not been elected president. The real election takes place December 19, when the 538 Electors cast their ballots – for anyone they want. It is the opinion of the politicos that the likelihood of the results of the National vote will be overturned is slim and therefore Trump's victory will not be taken away. On an interesting note the recounts that have been concluded thus far shows Trump's popular vote to be even greater, so the recount has worked in his favor. The truth of the matter lies in the fact that the Democrat party is fully aware of what a Trump presidency will mean to them. The Wikileaked emails have openly exposed the Dems for what they are and they are fully aware that their stronghold is collapsing and with an 'outsider' taking control will deliver a death blow to their "master plan". The real history shows the globalists have worked very diligently to try and get themselves into a position where they could enslave every man woman and child by taking control of the planet. Trump, a Godly messenger, if allowed to take the oath of office will terminate the current progress of that plan not only in America but also in other countries throughout the world. It is for this reason all this rhetoric and asinine behavior by the Dems is happening. This also explains why the media who is obviously being used by the 'evil forces' has done what they have to make Trump the monster he has been accepted by the mindless they believe he is. They are on the verge of witnessing all their efforts over many years of taking over being neutralized by someone who is beyond their control and knowing he will, from his position as President, learn of all the secrets that has been hidden by those who have proceeded him. Of course this goes without saying that when all efforts to prevent Trump from being sworn in fail the chances are very good he will be assassinated before January 20th which is only 44 days away. Let us pray for his and his family's safety.
Good points Patriot Vet (You know me as Kalev on another forum) but I am yet to be convinced that Trump is a "Godly messenger". Markets may be going up but our national debt will hurt Americas in the long run and could put our nation deeper into debt to the Globalists.
Michael, I agree. 100%.
I'm watching the market reports too. And they all indicate an definite turn upwards. The big money guys are buying, and they wont do that if they think things are going south.
The only question I have is this: If your Son can spend an hour on the computer and make $250, What in hell is he doing? I want some of that, I'll spend 4 hours, every day,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
YA, I know - buying and trading ,,,,,,,, What's he using ???