Saturday, February 13, 2016

About the Scalia Vacancy: An Open Letter to Senator Cornyn

"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered."
Psalm 32:1

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste, and what I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
Rahm Emmanuel

Dear Senator Cornyn,

Obviously, Justice Scalia' death is a shock to us all.  As tragic as it is, however, the process of determining his replacement appears to have unified the Republican party in a way that hasn't happened in a LONG time.  When was the last time you saw Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell agreeing with each other?!?

First, Senator Cruz:

Next, Mitch McConnell:
"The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.”
Senator, if the GOP majority can follow through on this ONE thing, I can let go of a lot of the contentiousness that's built up over the past few years.

Let the President appoint whomever he wants to appoint as a recess appointment.  That's fine, they'll be off the court in a year.  If we're lucky, it might even be something we can use for teaching purposes.

But, if the GOP majority follows through on this one thing, a lot of the anger directed towards the party at the moment will subside.

We don't need to re-hash the history.  No matter how tragic the circumstances that got us here, an opportunity exists to turn the page.  Grace can abound.

Just follow through on THIS.  ONE.  THING!!!

Adam Cahn
Austin, TX
February 13, 2016

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