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In the words of PFAW
that's "People for the American Way". I received this notice in my email today and it summed things up nicely so I've decided to share it.

Last night's election results in New Hampshire tell us that the primaries for both parties are far from over. On one very important issue, however, all the major Republican candidates have one thing in common: they will continue, in President Bush's footsteps, to push the Supreme Court dramatically to the right.

John McCain won last night's race giving his campaign new life. Following Mike Huckabee's win in the Iowa caucuses, he's sure to be relevant in upcoming primaries in states with many religious right voters (like South Carolina). Romney's consistent second place showings and his unlimited war chest are keeping him in the hunt. And Rudy Giuliani is banking on a big showing on February 5 ("Super Tuesday") and has the resources to stick around through that contest.

Here they are in their own words:

McCain: "I'm proud that we have Justice Alito and Roberts on the United States Supreme Court." ... [And when asked whether he admires any Supreme Court justice in particular] "Of course, Antonin Scalia."

Huckabee: "My own personal hero on the court is Scalia."

Romney: "I think the justices that President Bush has appointed are exactly spot-on. I think Justice Roberts and Justice Alito are exactly the kind of justices America needs."

Giuliani: "I will nominate strict constructionist judges with respect for the rule of law and a proven fidelity to the Constitution -- judges in the mold of Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito, and Chief Justice Roberts."

This country can ill afford more "judges in the mold of Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito, and Chief Justice Roberts."

The big story of the past week has been about Americans crying out for "change." We cannot change the direction of the country unless we change the direction of the Court.

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