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Monday, October 11, 2004
  Just A Coincidence?
Daily Kos has added a very intriguing post. If you watched the second presidential debate on Friday, you were probably dumbfounded when Bush said he wouldn't appoint any judges onto the Supreme Court who would support legislation like the Dred Scott case. What the hell is the Dred Scott case, and what does it have to do with the supreme court?

For those unfamiliar, essentially it involved a slave who escaped from the south to the north, and was legally ordered back to his "owner" by the supreme court because it was ruled that he was the owner's property (this by the way is an excellent example of how the evil of slavery wasn't static - it managed to wriggle its way into the freer north through this case). So now the inevitable question - what the hell does this have to do with politics today, since slavery is no longer legal?

Well, Kynn at Daily Kos has found the connection, and it's one I find entirely plausible. It is "code", if you will, that Bush will not support any justice in favor of abortion. Go to the posting now for a look at how Kynn came to this conclusion, and the evidence for it. I'm sure you'll find it illuminating.
 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 1:13 AM


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