Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has filed cloture on the nomination of radical professor Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, setting up a potential showdown vote on Thursday. We need your help to stop him!
Call your senators today and ask them to vote against cloture on the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit. The Capitol switchboard number is (202) 224-3121.
Liu is perhaps most well known for his extreme view that there is a constitutional right to “welfare.” He has also been a vocal advocate of a constitutional right to homosexual marriage.
He believes those constitutional rights must be developed, because to him the Constitution is a “living, breathing” document that the more enlightened judges (like him, presumably) should continue to mold.
In a 2008 Stanford Law Review article, he argued that judges should “determine, at the moment of decision, whether our collective values on a given issue have converged to a degree that they can be persuasively crystallized and credibly absorbed into legal doctrine.”
So, though there is no constitutional right to homosexual marriage in the text of the Constitution, and it has never been recognized, “our collective values” on homosexuality “have converged to a degree that” judges should write it into the Constitution.
We do not want judges to conduct social experiments in the courtroom. We want judges to stand for the Constitution (as written) and the rule of law. Goodwin Liu is everything a judge should not be.
Liu presents a real threat to our liberties. Would you help us defeat this nominee?
We need you to:
1. Pray for the senators as they consider the nominee
2. Call your senators today and tomorrow at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to vote against cloture on the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – In particular, it is crucial to contact the following senators:
Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee)
Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts)
Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia)
Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Lindsay Graham (R-South Carolina)
Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia)
Mark Kirk (R-Illinois)
John McCain (R-Arizona)
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)
John Thune (R-South Dakota)
3. Forward this alert to family and friends
4. Call family and friends to personally ask them to take action
Here are some excellent resources to help you make the case against this radical nominee:
· Talking Points
· Senate Letter
· Article - Time to Fight: Stop Goodwin Liu