Friday, January 22, 2010

America and Israel

Those following Israel's struggle with its internal identity between Jewish, Zionist, liberal and democratic will know that there have been calls over the past decade to pass laws that would permit circumvention of the High Court for Justice's various rulings that invade the religious, security and Zionist sphere.

Those actions by the court have been quite divisive but the liberals among us point accusing fingers at the undemocratic nature of passing such laws because, well, because the law is supreme.

Well, who just issued a call to to pass legislation to overturn the will of the courts?

Yep, Barack Obama.


With its ruling today, the Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics. It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans.

This ruling gives the special interests and their lobbyists even more power in Washington -- while undermining the influence of average Americans who make small contributions to support their preferred candidates.

That's why I am instructing my Administration to get to work immediately with Congress on this issue. We are going to talk with bipartisan Congressional leaders to develop a forceful response to this decision. The public interest requires nothing less.

Play a game of substitution and Obama ends up being an enemy of Israel's "progressive" force. Or...

Or maybe it's Israel's "progressive" forces that are our enemy?

Could that be?


P.S. From the Washington Post editorial on how to combat Supreme Court activism:

On a federal level, Congress could take steps to ameliorate the decision's impact, such as imposing stronger rules against coordination between campaigns and outside groups or lifting limits on the amount that political parties can spend in conjunction with their candidates. But the damage of Thursday's ruling, under the false flag of free speech, will not be easily repaired.

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