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Monday, October 10, 2005

Dr. James Dobson's comments

I think it falls under the "what in the world?" category. Before Harriet Miers was named as a nominee for the Supreme Court Justice, Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, carefully stroked the evangelical leader. I quote a news source:

"Dobson endorsed Miers, somewhat enigmatically declaring, "Some of what I know I am not at liberty to talk about." To the chattering classes, Dobson was speaking in code: his remark was widely translated to mean that he had been reassured that Miers would vote to reverse the Supreme Court's 1973 decision, Roe v. Wade, giving women a constitutional right to abortion."

Will his endorsement help or hurt her cause? Now Senator Arlen Specter is verbalizing calling James Dobson to testify on his conversation with Karl Rove. Will that "box in" Ms. Miers and force her to share her true convictions about abortion, thus swinging the left and some of the right totally against her?

Or did Dr. James Dobson do the right thing by endorsing her, thereby assuring the right of her "viability" to serve on the Supreme Court?

And what about him saying, "some of what I know I am not at liberty to talk about." Should he have left that sentence unsaid and not draw attention to the fact that "he is in the know?"

Just some random thoughts about a very important decision that the leadership of our country will be making concerning the direction of the morals and ethics of our great country in years to come.

1 comment:

Jon said...

I think he could have left it at "I endorse her nomination." Those who trust his judgement and calling would rely on the fact that he had satisfied himself that she was the right candidate for the job...those who don't won't be convinced no matter what he says. Sometimes what we say can get us in worse trouble than if we had said nothing at all...not that Dr. Dobson could have gotten away with that but he could have kept his comments as brief as possible. His additional comments will add fuel to the liberal fire and will make the appointment that much harder to obtain. And what does he say to Congress if he is called to testify..."I'm not at liberty to discuss what was said at the meeting." They should save the paper for the subpoena...I would hope that he would maintain the silence that he has started. In any case, with the lack of written documentation from Ms. Mier, the lack of judicial record of decisions, and the usual lack of forthcoming responses (as did the candidate that she coached just a few weeks ago) on specific issues, the Senate will not have much choice over whether they will or won't approve her appointment. In the end, it will come down to what their hearts and heads tell them...with the exception of those Christians who will follow God's instructions for their life. I just wish there were more of them (not just those who say they are but more of those who truly are) sitting in the Senate.

You have to love our President, though, for loving the Lord and doing what He knows is right. He gets criticized a lot for his faith, and the decisions that are influenced by it, but he loves the Lord. Unfortunately, I think we will see a backlash in the next presidential election against leaders of devout faith as the left continues their assault on religious freedom and Christianity in particular.

God blesses all

Jon