Monday, February 16, 2009

What goes around comes around: Obama and Supreme Court picks

Why should we try others as we would like to be treated? Well, Jesus told us to love our neighbors as ourselves. This is the primary reason. An additional reason is, you never know when the tables will be turned and someone else will have the power to affect your life.

I read an article today about President Obama and Supreme Court nominations. President Obama will likely have 1-2 Supreme court nominees due to the age of some of the court members; however, the article pointed out that Obama may have trouble getting his nominations through the Sentate. Even though the Democrats have a commanding majority in the Senate, Republicans can still filibuster. And they have a lot of incentive to filibuster, since Senator Obama filibustered several of President Bush's judicial appointments.

Setting politics aside, on a larger note, it is always good to treat others with kindness and respect. In today's economic climate, you never know if one of your workers will someday be your boss. You never know when you will need help, so why not seek to be as helpful to others as you can be?
Do you think the Senate Republicans should filibuster President Obama's Supreme Court nominees?