Monday, November 14, 2005

wise words from a wise man

"We cannot ask a man what he will do, and if we should, and he should answer us, we should despise him. Therefore we must take a man whose opinions are known."
-Abraham Lincoln, on the process of selecting Surpreme Court justices

Words Written: one hundred ninety-two
Lessons Graded: ten


TheCompleteGeek said...

Nice quote.

John B. said...

Yah, well, since when do our politicians consider past history or thought, presidential or otherwise.

Most current leaders are examples of that saying , "those who don't heed the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them".

It is very easy to say that you will rule or think a certain way during confirmation hearings...once justices reach the bench, their colors often change. Just ask DDE and the Republicans, who thought that Earl Warren was a staunch conservative, they gave him the justice position in exchange for carrying California for DDE...he ended up being pretty liberal and changed the court dramatically.