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Mario Diaz, Esq.

CWA of MT State Director Kari Zeier: Will Gorsuch expose Senator Tester?

By | LBB, Legal, Montana, News and Events | No Comments

We’ve all seen how furious the radical left is about losing the election. I can understand their frustrations. What I can’t understand is their mind-numbing push to denigrate anyone and anything even remotely associated with President Donald Trump, ignoring the particular merits of every situation.

President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is the perfect example. By all accounts, this is a judge of impeccable character with the highest of qualifications. And he is being opposed by some in the Democratic leadership because of Trump.

Click here to read the entire op-ed as featured in the Missoulian.

CWA of FL State Director Terri Johannessen: Neil Gorsuch fight will expose Sen. Nelson’s priorities

By | Florida, LBB, Legal, News and Events | No Comments


“I was an acting solicitor general for President Barack Obama; Judge Gorsuch has strong conservative bona fides and was appointed to the 10th Circuit by President George W. Bush. But I have seen him up close and in action, both in court and on the Federal Appellate Rules Committee (where both of us serve); he brings a sense of fairness and decency to the job, and a temperament that suits the nation’s highest court.”

That is the simple truth. But now Democratic senators that are up for re-election, including Nelson, are being pressured by the radical left to forget about the facts and oppose Gorsuch out of spite for the election. I hope they do not give in to the political assault of this honorable nominee.

Floridians don’t care much about Washington politics and “payback.” We care about what is happening in our communities and our hurting families.

This is a good judge by every account who will follow the law and respect our senators’ role in enacting laws. He should be confirmed swiftly so our senators can get back to the task of fixing the rising cost of our health care, getting our economy back on track, and protecting our state and nation from terrorism.

Click here to read this entire op-ed as featured in The Sun Sentinel.

CWA of MO State Director Bev Ehlen: Claire McCaskill should vote for the well-qualified Neil Gorsuch

By | LBB, Legal, Missouri | No Comments

President Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is the perfect example of a simple, nonpartisan issue that has become a battle simply because of politics. Playing politics on issues such as this is what disgusts Americans when it comes to Washington.

By all accounts, Gorsuch is a man of impeccable character and the highest of qualifications. Yet, he is being opposed strongly by the radical left because of, well, Trump. Ridiculous.

Click here to read the entire op-ed as featured in The Kansas City Star.

CWA of ND State Director Linda Thorson: Urge senators to support Gorsuch

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Judge Neil Gorsuch is the Supreme Court Justice America needs, though, perhaps not the one it deserves. In a deeply divided nation, Gorsuch brings stability and astuteness.

No one on either side of the aisle opposed Gorsuch when he was up for confirmation for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. No one has reason to oppose him now. I hope both our senators give him their full support.

Sen. John Hoeven seems to be doing just that. He said, “Gorsuch has a strong record of upholding the law … he has the experience necessary to serve on our nation’s highest court.” No one could argue with that.

Click here to read the entire letter as featured on Inforum.

Supremely Inappropriate: Anti-Trump, for Gorsuch Ginsburg

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It gets tiring writing about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s inappropriate politicking. Reading about it, one wishes she would have finally taken the DNC Chair position and been done with it.  But alas, we are still stuck with her at the Supreme Court.

Still, she’s not happy about President Trump, and she wants the world to know.  In an interview with the BBC, Ginsburg said, “We’re not experiencing the best of times.” You see, her worst nightmare has come true.  Remember, she told the New York Times, “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president.” Well, she doesn’t have to imagine anymore, and she is reeling.

But she is hopeful, she told the BBC: “A great man once said that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle; it is the pendulum, and when the pendulum swings too far in one direction, it will go back.”  One day, President Trump will be out of office, and another Democrat will be in the White House, and she will be happy again.

This is one of our nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices speaking this way to an international audience.  Unbelievable.

She goes on to say how hopeful she felt with the Women’s March.  And, of course, the free press.  Anything that can stand in the way of Trump.  We are left assured that she will, of course, fully stand against him at the Supreme Court, so we are covered.

Ginsburg also offered public praise for Judge Neil Gorsuch, even though he is President Donald Trump’s choice. “I’ve worked with him, and I think he’s very easy to get along with,” the Associated Press quotes her saying at an appearance at George Washington University, “He writes very well.”

For someone so set against President Trump to praise Judge Gorsuch is something worth noting.  Her comments would otherwise be innocuous, but given the context, no such deference can be given.

Any hope Ginsburg would show proper respect for her role as a Supreme Court Justice is long gone.  So, this is simply her latest attempt at meddling with the political processes, as she did in the case of Merrick Garland.  And it is, regrettably, yet another example for all other judges of how not to behave.

The Scalia-Like Judge

By | LBB, News and Events | No Comments

Time waits for no one. One year ago today, the great Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away.  His absence in the Court has been noticeable, and yet, his legacy continues to influence our judicial system in very significant ways.

It is a great testimony to his legacy that, as we look for his replacement at the Supreme Court, the highest compliment we can pay is to say we want someone that is “Scalia-like.”

This was the promise President Donald Trump made during the campaign trail that got him so much support from the conservative base.

Now he has followed through in that promise by nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judge Gorsuch espouses the same type of commitment to the text of the Constitution and the limited role of a judge.  They both approach the judicial role with a certain humility that gives deference to the other branches of government and allows for “We the People” to struggle through the difficult issues and policies we want to adopt.

This is good for our judiciary and vital for a healthy constitutional republic as ours.

Judge Gorsuch has shown great respect for Justice Scalia throughout his career.  He spoke very movingly at his announcement at the White House, saying, “Justice Scalia was a lion of the law. Agree or disagree with him, all of his colleagues on the bench shared his wisdom and his humor. And like them, I miss him.”

It was a powerful moment, considering also that the widow of Justice Scalia was present for the solemn occasion.

It would be worth your time to watch his full speech at Cave Western Reserve University School of Law, titled “Of Lions and Bears, Judges and Legislators: Some Reflections on the Legacy of Justice Scalia.”

Judge Gorsuch’s embrace of Justice Scalia is a great testimony to his judicial acumen, and we can only hope that it helps to promulgate the idea.  A Supreme Court, indeed a judicial branch, full of Scalia-like judges might just be the thing that can help us return to the founding principles that established our nation as the freest in history.

A Time to Celebrate

By | News and Events, Sessions | No Comments

You prayed, made calls, sent letters, wrote blog posts, op-eds and many emails.  Now it’s time to celebrate!

Senator Sessions was just confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney General by a 52-47 vote in the Senate.  Check out Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) press release on the exciting news!  She said:

Americans deserve an Attorney General who will enforce the rule of law regardless of their political or personal opinions, and that is exactly what newly confirmed Attorney General Sessions has promised.

Go ahead, take a moment.  It is good to see a good man like Sen. Jeff Session, sorry, actually, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (sounds good doesn’t it?) overcome the unprecedented smear campaign from the left we witnessed and come out victorious.

This is just the latest example of what we can do when we raise our voices and work together.

We rejoice not only for his personal victory but also because this is a victory for all Americans.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) is in desperate need of a leader that refuses to put politics ahead of the law.

Politics have ruled for the last eight years of the Obama Administration.  Still today, former Attorney General Eric Holder is plotting to undermine the Trump Administration’s DOJ.

AG Sessions’ task will not be easy, so he will continue to need our prayers going forward.

But for now, we take a moment and simply smile.

Confident of Gorsuch on Life

By | LBB, Legal, News and Events, Planned Parenthood, Sanctity of Life | No Comments

Look, I know the pro-life issue is an emotional one. The sanctity of human life and the intrinsic value of every human being as created in the image of God demand no less of us, so I would not expect anything less. But in assessing a judge’s record, we must be conscious of what we are looking for in making that assessment.

We do not need a judge who promises to overturn Roe v. Wade. That hideous case has been the focus of pro-lifers’ ire ever since it was rendered, because of the enormous impact it has had (almost 60 million lives lost now), but the fact is that it is just one part of the pro-life work.

The anti-slavery movement was a pro-life movement. Efforts against embryonic stem cell experimentation are part of the pro-life cause. In recent years, a troublesome pro-euthanasia movement has awakened, and that is something we will continue to fight vigorously.

Certainly, the fight for the value of every human life will continue and perhaps intensify when Roe is finally overturned.

So what we must look for in a judge is someone committed to the law and the Constitution as written — committed to our country’s founding principle that we are “endowed by [our] Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Those principles will guard life in all areas. Read More