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Romney justices would ruin America

Dear Editor:

President Clinton gave a great speech! It brilliantly used Ryan’s (and Romney’s) words and ideas to underscore why we should re-elect Barack Obama. However, so far, no one has given the four most important reasons why President Obama must be re-elected.

In addition to the points President Clinton made, I am concerned with what I consider to be the most important four reasons for supporting President Obama’s re-election. Whoever is elected this November will most likely be appointing four Supreme Court justices during his term in office. These selections will dictate how America is governed for at least the next generation and likely will have a much longer impact on our justice system. Will our nation return to the reactionary laws of the 19th century that deprived more than half of our population of their constitutional rights? Or will we continue with the progressive values of the 21st century?

If a Republican is elected to the White House, it is likely his selections of Supreme Court justices will be “flat-earth” judges. They will destroy all environmental regulations and most personal liberties for which we have fought so hard over the past 100 years. These ultraconservative justices will devastate women’s rights as well as civil rights for minority groups. Will our earth even survive the next 20 years? That is a real concern.

Every concerned American must do whatever we can to ensure the re-

election of President Obama. It might well be the most important decision ever made in our lifetime.

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Lawrence I. Rosenfield

Aspen