It’s kinda funny to see the overnight transformation of President Obama, Harry Reid, and other Democrats into strict constructionists of the Constitution. This is the gang, mind you, that has had 13 legal positions rejected unanimously by the Supreme Court in the last four years; that has used executive orders to ram through any policies the president favors without so much as a tip of the cap to Congress; and that has gerrymandered the rules to keep the Senate from voting on legislation passed by the House.

And now they want the Republicans to play nice and give Mr. Obama his latest mediocre left-wing appointment? I don’t think so. The Democrats usually get their way because they know the Republicans will “play by the rules” and the party of Jackson will not–and thus the nation drifts ever leftward. It’s time for the Republicans to play by the same set of rules the Democrats have been using.

Mr. Obama has had enough appointments. The future of the Republic hangs in the balance. It’s time for the Senate to exercise its constitutional authority and let the people decide who should sit on the high court–next year, after the election.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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