From John Cornyn’s speech this afternoon:
"There are some in this country, Mr. President, whose views are so extreme they will never prevail at the ballot box. The only way they will ever get their views enacted into law is to circumvent the democratic process and pack the courts with judicial activists who will impose their views on the rest of us. What are these views, Mr. President? One need only call the American Civil Liberties Union to find out.
"They represent child pornographers because they believe child porn is "free speech." Yet, at the same time, they litigate against schoolchildren who want to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
"They believe the Constitution protects the right to end the life of a partially-born child. Yet, at the same time, they believe that the Constitution does not protect marriage between only one man and one woman.
"They believe that criminals have more rights than victims. And they believe that terrorists should receive special rights never before accorded to enemy combatants in the time of war.
"This, Mr. President, is the hard left’s America. It is a place where criminals and terrorists run free on technicalities; where pornographers may speak, but people of faith must keep quiet; where traditional values are replaced by social experiments.
"Mr. President, the liberal special interest groups and those who agree with them in this body oppose Judge Alito because Judge Alito’s America is not the hard left’s America…"