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    "a “legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God.”"

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    Every one of his possible choices are people he put on the federal bench.
    They all have just a year or two of experience at the higher level of justice and the
    Moron King thinks they are ready for the Supreme Court.
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    ^ a rather weak criticism, considering Mr. Obama's nomination of Justice Kagan who, if memory serves, never worked as a judge at all prior to be elevated to the high court.

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    And the entire pool consists of clueless ideologues, whose views will sink us if allowed free rein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    ^ a rather weak criticism, considering Mr. Obama's nomination of Justice Kagan who, if memory serves, never worked as a judge at all prior to be elevated to the high court.
    weak indeed, oh wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    And the entire pool consists of clueless ideologues, whose views will sink us if allowed free rein.
    What do you mean "us," Kemo sahbe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    "a “legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God.”"

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    Which God, there are about 2500 of them in the written record?

    And if the Judiciary is am arm of the Government, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;" so lawyers should leave their religion on the coat hook in the robing room.
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    I've got my money on the goat in the sky


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    She is thought to be at the top of Trump's list. And she is very young.

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    Democrats don't have the guts to press her or anyone on the issue, in this context or in any other.

    I mean press. Hard.

    What we need is for Christopher Hitchens to return as a US Senator.

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    Should point out that Justice Kagan did not serve on the federal bench because the Republican senate refused to move on her nomination and let it lapse. Familiar!
    She was, however, Dean Of Harvard Law, for Christ’s sake.
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    So, kgr1 and Sky Blue, do you agree with judge Coney-Barrett's statement in the OP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMARTINSEN View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    "a “legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God.”"

    https://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mi...ic-lawyer.html
    So, kgr1 and Sky Blue, do you agree with judge Coney-Barrett's statement in the OP?
    Would a polity in which there were only peace, freedom, justice, prosperity, toleration, and all the other benefits of a benign society not be the "Kingdom of God," whatever term you might choose to call it by?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMARTINSEN View Post
    So, kgr1 and Sky Blue, do you agree with judge Coney-Barrett's statement in the OP?
    I'm not clear on what you're asking me to agree or disagree with. It's not really for me to agree or disagree with what she has decided is the ultimate purpose of her legal career.

    Christians are biblically admonished to live out their faith through their work or "toil" and for the devout, it is not surprising that many would view their work and the manner in which they perform it as needing to be consistent with those admonitions.

    Perhaps the better question would be to ask if I think that someone who believes as she does is thereby disqualified from serving as a SCOTUS justice. The answer is "no."

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    And would your answer be the same if she had said something like this?

    "We Satanists are thus our own “Gods,” and as beneficent “deities” we can offer love to those who deserve it and deliver our wrath (within reasonable limits) upon those who seek to cause us—or that which we cherish—harm"
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    He likes the way it feels on a cool Autumn night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    And would your answer be the same if she had said something like this?

    "We Satanists are thus our own “Gods,” and as beneficent “deities” we can offer love to those who deserve it and deliver our wrath (within reasonable limits) upon those who seek to cause us—or that which we cherish—harm"
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    I would suggest that the part in bold above would demonstrate a definite lack of judicial temperament.


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    It is probably more useful to entertain a discussion on statements she is known to have made, rather than statements she hasn't.

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    I was entertaining your statement...
    Perhaps the better question would be to ask if I think that someone who believes as she does is thereby disqualified from serving as a SCOTUS justice. The answer is "no."
    "we can offer love to those who deserve it and deliver our wrath (within reasonable limits) upon those who seek to cause us—or that which we cherish—harm"
    Donald Trump could have said this yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl
    "a “legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God.”
    Jesus said:

    "If those who lead you say to you: 'Look, the kingdom is in the sky!' then the birds of the sky will precede you.
    If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fishes will precede you.
    Rather, the kingdom is of you and outside of you.'
    "When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will realize that you are the children of the living Father.
    But if you do not come to know yourselves, then you exist in poverty and are poverty."

    His disciples said to him: "The kingdom - 0n which day will it come?"
    "It will not come by watching and waiting for it.
    They will not say: 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!'
    Rather, the kingdom of the Father is spread upon the earth, and the people do not see it."
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    Trump could have said...
    Y'all keep bringing up statements that the relevant "speaker" hasn't made. Why don't we stick to statements that were actually uttered?

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    Metaphors can be complex, apologies...

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    My issue is. Religion should be a personal thing, Between you and your deity or belief system. People who yammer on about their faith without prompting are people I do not trust or want to be around. I certainly do not want them in places of power in a Secular State.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    My issue is. Religion should be a personal thing, Between you and your deity or belief system. People who yammer on about their faith without prompting are people I do not trust or want to be around. I certainly do not want them in places of power in a Secular State.
    I think it suffice to say if trump appointed a nominee, especially at a point where it seems the country has rejected him and his failures, then they to should be rejected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    ^ a rather weak criticism, considering Mr. Obama's nomination of Justice Kagan who, if memory serves, never worked as a judge at all prior to be elevated to the high court.
    From wiki on Kagen:

    Senior Obama adviser David Axelrod later recounted that during the search for a new justice, Antonin Scalia told him he hoped Obama would nominate Kagan, because of her intelligence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    My issue is. Religion should be a personal thing, Between you and your deity or belief system. People who yammer on about their faith without prompting are people I do not trust or want to be around. I certainly do not want them in places of power in a Secular State.

    As an observant catholic, one is proscribed from evangelizing. It's actually a sin. One promulgates the faith via good works.

    As an R.C. lawyer, one might home that one's understanding of the catechism might seep through and influence one's work.

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    The woman had 7 kids. What happened to prevent her from having one every 18 months or so?

    And what might the answer to that question have to say about the importance of her religion to her?

    When I meet a woman who is still, presumably at age 47, fecund, who only has 7 kids but who advocates against abortion and birth control I wonder just how important those things really are to that woman.
    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgr1 View Post
    What do you mean "us," Kemo sahbe?
    I'm guessing he means us Americans.

    Not that you could grasp the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    And would your answer be the same if she had said something like this?

    "We Satanists are thus our own “Gods,” and as beneficent “deities” we can offer love to those who deserve it and deliver our wrath (within reasonable limits) upon those who seek to cause us—or that which we cherish—harm"
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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kgr1 View Post
    What do you mean "us," Kemo sahbe?
    I'm guessing he means us Americans.

    Not that you could grasp the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kgr1 View Post
    Oh, piffle. Wake up on the wrong side of the bed?
    Thought so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    As an observant catholic, one is proscribed from evangelizing. It's actually a sin. One promulgates the faith via good works.

    As an R.C. lawyer, one might home that one's understanding of the catechism might seep through and influence one's work.

    This kid is right on.

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    there’s a group of staunch Catholics in the political/legal communitY that have views only possible in an ivory tower. Barr, kavanaugh, Barrett, etc.

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    she has 7 children
    Iirc, her two youngest are adopted, both of them African-American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Iirc, her two youngest are adopted, both of them African-American.
    That's nice, but what about all the ones she somehow managed to not have throughout her fecund life?
    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    That's nice, but what about all the ones she somehow managed to not have throughout her fecund life?
    Those rules don't apply to her.

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