Obama Court Would Threaten Foundation of US Democracy

'Left-wing ideologue' threatens representative governance if elected
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 29, 2008 4:17 PM CDT
Whelan calls Obama a "sweet-talking, moderate-posing, left-wing ideologue" who could kill the system of representative government.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Before electing a “left-wing ideologue,” Americans should reconsider who “moderate-posing” Barack Obama would put on the Supreme Court, Edward Whelan writes in the National Review. The Democrat will select ultra-liberals for a bench already “markedly to the left of the American public,” he cautions: “Simply put, the survival of the historic American experiment in representative government will be in serious jeopardy.”

The liberal Court—which favored habeas corpus for detainees when Americans didn't—“urgently needs to be improved.” The next president, if elected to two terms, could appoint replacements for as many as six of the high court’s nine Justices, and with Obama getting a virtual rubber stamp from a Democratic Senate for activist jurists, “our system of representative government, already under siege, would be lucky to survive an Obama presidency.”