Amy Barrett's Opening Statement Has Libs Triggered
Amy Coney Barrett's made a very informative opening statement when she addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee. It was a respectable introduction that everyone should be happy about. She talks about how important family is to her and how she intends to rule over the court with reason. But Liberals are pissed. They are angry that Barrett is still a conservative and that she believes the Federal government should not have their hands in things that States can easily handle.
Some key points to her introduction:
"...it was the content of Justice Scalia’s reasoning that shaped me. His judicial philosophy was straightforward: A judge must apply the law as written, not as the judge wishes it were. Sometimes that approach meant reaching results that he did not like. But as he put it in one of his best known opinions, that is what it means to say we have a government of laws, not of men.
"Courts have a vital responsibility to enforce the rule of law, which is critical to a free society. But courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life. The policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the People. The public should not expect courts to do so, and courts should not try."
"When I write an opinion resolving a case, I read every word from the perspective of the losing party. I ask myself how would I view the decision if one of my children was the party I was ruling against: Even though I would not like the result, would I understand that the decision was fairly reasoned and grounded in the law? That is the standard I set for myself in every case, and it is the standard I will follow as long as I am a judge on any court."
But Liberal didn't like the fact that she sounds reasonable and bashed her on Twitter.