Democracy is something that is near and dear to my heart. It’s a liberty that I wouldn’t be experiencing if it wasn’t for our Founding Fathers.
This being said, I am proud to be a College Republican — regardless of the controversies that surround our new president, Donald Trump.
As many of us are aware, there have been many new and interesting issues with which American democracy has been faced. One of these issues surrounds Neil Gorsuch, a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Gorsuch has been nominated by Trump to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court that came after former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.
Though this is a very exciting moment for Republicans all across America, our fellow Democrats are clashing with fury. But Supreme Court nominations should not revolve around political ideology. It should instead be focused on promoting continued observance of Constitutional law and American rights.
The problem with the filibuster — which was ultimately halted after Senate Republicans enacted their “nuclear option” — is that it is focused on the battle of political parties.
Yes, it is sad to say that our new president is under investigation. But it is also heartbreaking to know that we are undermining a man who is highly qualified because of his association with another’s mistakes. I personally believe this filibuster is more focused on carrying out political advancement rather than delivering justice.
I hope I am speaking on behalf of not only my party, but the Democratic Party as well. The law of the land is to provide equality and justice for all American citizens, regardless of party affiliation, race, sexual orientation or other characteristics. It is a privilege to have such an honorable man confirmed for an exquisite position in American history.
At the end of the day, the question we must ask ourselves is whether we want to be divided under one Constitution, or come together and promote our Constitution as one body of citizens?
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