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Beware of R.A.T.S.

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  Will our courts be overseen for the next quarter century or more by men and women -- like R.A.T.S. -- who believe that the Constitution is a static document based on so-called "Framers' Intent," or by those who hold that it is both fluid and evolving?  

   The question is this: Do we wish to entrust issues and questions of personal liberty -- who we marry, whether we have control of our own bodies, what role religion plays in secular society, do some people have more rights than others, is your vote more sacred than mine, etc. -- to those want the past to rule, or to those who understand the past as having a vote but not a veto? 

   It all comes down to a vote that will ultimately give one man the power to continue shaping American history long after he has left office.

   Let the sun shine!

-2012 Kurt F. Stone  

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Kurt Stone is a rabbi, writer, lecturer, political activist, professor, actor, and medical ethicist. A true "Hollywood brat" (born and raised in the film industry), Kurt was educated at the University of California, the Eagleton Institute of (more...)

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An eerie discovery: when read from left to right, ... by Kurt F. Stone on Sunday, Jun 3, 2012 at 9:14:35 AM
Why leave out Kennedy?His vote makes the differenc... by Walter J Smith on Sunday, Jun 3, 2012 at 5:50:11 PM
I did mention Anthony Kennedy in the article, alth... by Kurt F. Stone on Monday, Jun 4, 2012 at 7:14:50 AM