“Ballot Box Blues”

Thought you might find this imaginary dialogue by J. Budziszewski helpful as you get ready to cast your ballot.

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3 comments

  1. I posted that link on my blog as well, because I thought it was a great article.

    One of my friends brought up the argument that abortion isn’t an issue that’s going to be deeply affected by the next president’s decisions. What do you think?

  2. I’d be curious to know how you make an argument like that. For one thing, there isn’t anyone who can guarantee that there will be no change in the makeup of the Supreme Court over the next four years. I don’t know if you’ve seen who the justices are, but they’re not young. And who’s to say that there won’t be a significant number (although even one is significant) who will retire or die? So long as the president has the authority to appoint those who study, interpret and apply the constitution, I have a hard time seeing how you could be certain that the next president wouldn’t do something that has an impact on the abortion issue.

  3. Very true.

    I realized that I hadn’t really thought about HOW the president would affect the abortion issue, just about what their views were on it, and then I figured out about the Justices. I’m realizing that I’m pretty ignorant about how our political system actually works, so I’m trying to get a little more informed. 🙂

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