The Washington Post reports on Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' tenure as Reagan's legal advisor:
Covering a period from 1982 to 1986 -- during his tenure as associate counsel to President Reagan -- the memos, letters and other writings show that Roberts endorsed a speech attacking "four decades of misguided" Supreme Court decisions on the role of religion in public life, urged the president to hold off saying AIDS could not be transmitted through casual contact until more research was done, and argued that promotions and firings in the workplace should be based entirely on merit, not affirmative action programs.
In October 1983, Roberts said that he favored creation of a national identity card to prove American citizenship, even though the White House counsel's office was officially opposed to the idea. He wrote that such measures were needed in response to the "real threat to our social fabric posed by uncontrolled immigration."
"It is possible to 'defund the left' without alienating [defense contractors] TRW and Boeing, but the proposals, if enacted, would do both," Roberts opined.
I can't think of anything the man can say at his Senate confirmation hearing that will convince me that he's in sync with the views of the average American citizen. Not that the views of the average American citizen are particularly enlightened, mind you, but Roberts doesn't even rise to that level. The Senate should reject Roberts' bid to join the Supreme Court.
All this talk of Roberts being a shoo-in is BS. He's a Biblical authoritarian, and he is not qualified to dispense justice to Americans. Roberts is another hard-right partisan like Scalia and Thomas. If you don't believe me, read the whole article and see for yourself.