Tuesday, August 09, 2005

You have the right to remain silent...

Unless you happen to be a nominee for the Supreme Court. If that's the case then you have no rights whatsoever....or so certain publications and people would have you think. This nomination of Judge Roberts has garnered some rather surprising treatment. Rather, I should say some hypocritical treatment. There are certain media publications that are trying to get certain records pertaining to Judge Roberts personal life and these actions are being applauded by many on the left.

The ironic thing is that these people who think that Judge Roberts has no privacy rights are the same people who maintain that the Constitution has a guaranteed right to privacy. This is the logic they use to defend the SCOTUS ruling on Roe vs Wade. So basically we have a group of people who feel that privacy is guaranteed by the US Constitution but it doesn't apply when they want to know details of someone's personal life. What kind of approach is this? You choose when and where to apply your 'guaranteed' rights. There's a word for that kind of philosophy: HYPOCRISY!!

If you are can only apply your principles when you feel like it then they aren't principles. They're not standards. They're not even decent ideas. They're simply wastes of all our time. To be honest, I don't care if you agree with me or not on various points but at least be consistent within your own worldview. I don't think that's too much to ask.


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