Roberts’ silence raises doubts

Indirectly dodging the more controversial issues posed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chief Justice nominee John Roberts sits in what may be his last days in the hot seat.

Although questioning is soon to be over, the debate over Roberts’ ability to fulfill the position of Chief Justice has little chance of cooling off anytime soon. The most pressing, are issues concerning the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance, which was ruled unconstitutional yesterday, his respect for the Roe v. Wade precedent, and our favorite-media’s right to access.

The answers to many of these questions are what the committee is looking toward to make a decision; yet Roberts is yet to deliver a concise answer to his position on many of these issues.

American citizens, we should at least have the right to know how our soon-to-be Chief Justice stands on key issues that affect our daily lives. More controversy lies in the personal conflicts of interest judge Roberts may have, which could lead to problems in future rulings.

Indeed, many are apprehensive to the future of this country, being that the entire structure of our government has the possibility of changing. But is it changing for better or for worse? That is the real question.

What we as Americans fail to realize is that we are only given our rights as citizens of this country by a little document called the U.S. Constitution. If our lives are now in the hands of a Republican-led government, we may have a lot more than gas prices to worry about.