Friday, October 07, 2005

voice of reason in the wilderness of paranoia

Finally I read an article this week that reflects what I have been thinking as I have listened to the pundits from all sides discussing the appointment of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. Dr.Jeff Myers is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts at Bryan College and President of the Myers Institute for Communication and Leadership had these comments to make about her appointment.

"On Saturday I had the privilege meeting Robert George, a long-time Princeton professor who is an articulate defender of natural law against the encroachment of secular humanism...Dr. George defines judicial activism as when courts legislate from the bench—when they force the legislature to adopt, and the executive branch to execute, policies that could not prevail in the fair forum of a democratic process...The opposite of judicial activism is strict constructionism, which says that judges are not legislators. Dr. George points out that justices should not legislate, even for desirable means. The court’s edicts, if they usurp the authority of the people, are not redeemed even by good consequences...To understand why strict constructionism is a good idea, we need to go back to the deliberations of our founding fathers."

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2 Comments:

At 10:24 AM, Blogger TulipGirl said...

Hubby and I met Jeff Myers 15 or so years ago. He was very instrumental in some of Hubby's early discipleship. Great guy. Thanks for pointing out what he's saying about this situation.

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger prairie girl said...

My son, Ben, has attended the Summit Worldview Conference the past two summers and LOVES Jeff Myers. Ben wants to be a communications major and is planning to transfer in to Bryan to study with him next fall.

I have been so blessed by being on his e-mail list...a breath of fresh air blowing across some really weird reformed land these days.

 

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