A Wasted Supreme Opportunity

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Editor:

Virtually each time a vacancy in the Supreme Court occurs, the nation gets another opportunity to see just how pervasive a role serious political corruption has assumed in our thinking and so in our system. It is all the worse because the opportunity is invariably completely ignored.

The purpose of the Supreme Court, in fact, is not to operate to favor this or that political agenda -- as apparently most everyone seems to think -- but rather to provide an unbiased interpretation of the intent of the framers of the Constitution, applicable to today's world.

Any nominee who is not acceptable to the entire spectrum of political thought should never ever reach the bench. Each nominee needs to be a distinguished scholar of constitutional law -- a moderate, not connected to either political extreme.

One should also note that political corruption is not found exclusively at the national level.

Allen N Wollscheidt, Payson

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