This Guy Knows His Stuff

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts recently spoke to an audience of 3000 at the University of Miami.   This quote from the ABC news story says a lot about why Chief Justice Roberts is the right man for the job.

“Not a single person has voted for me and if we don’t like what the people in Congress do we can get rid of them, you know, if you don’t like what I do, it’s kind of too bad. And that is to me an important constraint,” Roberts said. “It means that I’m not there to make a judgment based on my personal policy preferences or my political preferences.

“The only reason, the reason I’m protected from those political pressures is because I’m supposed to make a decision based on the law,” he said. “And so I don’t think it would be a good idea to turn all the hard issues over to the courts. Those hard issues belong in Congress, they belong in the executive branch. Courts have the responsibility to make sure that those branches abide by the legal limits of the Constitution.”

Yes he actually said it — judges make decisions based on the law — they don’t create the law.   Thank God President Bush nominated him and the U.S. Senate did the right thing by confirming him!


  1. NormB
    Nov 14, 2006

    Seems like only half of the American people understand that. Thank God for leaders like Bush and Roberts.

  2. Roberta Dumesnil
    Nov 14, 2006

    Higher taxes –limited drilling in Gulf of Mexico –pro-abortion –socialized medicine –larger welfare programs –doing everything to change from a democracy to a socialist country –friend of ACLU –does this describe the Democratic Party??????????????????