- Jun 25, 2010
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- On the way to the Dark Tower.
I suggest you don't vote for her, then.A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votesYou are a lawyer. Can you point to any judicial decision Judge Barrett has made where her Faith trumped the Law?You are either naive or deliberately obtuse if you think that all Catholics support every teaching of the Roman Church. The question remains as to whether Barrett will rule based on her beliefs or do her duty to rule neutrally on behalf of the American People. This issue is even more important because of the extremist opinions she has voiced and the issue that has arisen as to whether she is a member of an extremist Catholic cult.You and no one else brings her (selective) Catholicism to the table. Double standard. You lose credibility.And?Pelosi is Catholic.When can we have a serious discussion about whether people "of faith" who are given positions of power and public trust will remain neutral when acting on behalf the American People or will abuse the power given them to impose the tenets of their particular faith on the public? People opposed JFK because they thought that he would take orders from the Pope. Same here. If appointed to a life position, will Barrett rule in a manner that would impose her faith on the entire American Public, which is comprised of people of all faiths and no faith? She is known to take extremist positions on issues regarding sex and reproduction to the point that she should be a Duggar by now.
Moreover, Roman Catholics are always split on which of the Catholic Church's teachings they wish to follow. How many Catholics follow this church's teachings opposing the death penalty and how to treat strangers and care for others, for instance? How many Catholics practice racial discrimination? Fail to oppose injustice? Fail to oppose violence? I mean actually acting in accordance with these teachings, not just giving them one line of lip-service in a speech somewhere.
Like I say, some folks are capable of carrying out their official duties in a neutral manner, and some are perfectly capable of abusing the power of their position to impose their beliefs on others. With the Roman Catholics, as with some other groups, many, if not most, choose which teachings they will follow and which they won't.
Having once been a member of the Roman Church, I have a different perspective. My supposed "(selective) Catholicism" doesn't exist. I quit the Roman Church around the age of 14 for several reasons, and later events have shown that I made the right decision.
There is also the matter of her membership in a secretive Catholic cult that worships the penis even more than the main church does and requires women to "submit" to their husbands. Would the real Justice Barrett actually be Jessie Barrett?
Amy Coney Barrett: spotlight falls on secretive Catholic group People of Praise
Prospective Supreme Court nominee puts spotlight on People of Praise
The amount of people who support her because they think that she would vote against Roe v. Wade suggests a belief that she would vote according to her extremist Catholic beliefs and not as a neutral jurist.
Meanwhile, I'm guessing you didn't have much of a problem with Justice Sotomayor, who several times said she would decide cases based not on the law but on her gender and ethnicity.