During her second debate with the candidate Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton was asked what she wanted in a Supreme Court Justice. What particular qualification would she want.
“I want to appoint Supreme Court justices who understand the way the world really works, who have real life experience, who have not just been in a big law firm or clerk for a judge and then gotten on the bench,” she said.
“Maybe they tried some more cases and actually understand what people are up against.”
“look broadly and widely for people who represent the diversity of our country”
“We need a Supreme Court that will stand up on behalf of women’s rights, on behalf of the rights of the LGBT community, that will stand up and say no to Citizens United, a decision that has undermined the election system in our country because of the way it permits dark, unaccountable money to come into our electoral system.”
So, to sum it up, she wants justices who
“have real life experience”
“actually understand what people are up against.”
“represent the diversity of our country”
“will stand up on behalf of women’s rights”
Stand on “behalf of the rights of the LGBT community”
“stand up and say no to Citizens United”
She did not mention the Constitution once. She wanted justices who would do what she wanted which means she, like all anti-constitutionalists, doesn’t want a Supreme Court that actually follows Our Constitution.
Her list of qualifications can be summed up to be more like a list of campaign talking points for the Democratic Party, not one of a potential president who would be required to swear to uphold, support and defend our Constitution.
During the same debate, Donald Trump stated two requirements for his judicial appointee:
“Respect for Constitution”
“Respect for the Second Amendment”
He didn’t specify his thoughts about any other subject. He didn’t imply his philosophy. He only asked about what all future presidents should concern themselves with, Our Constitution.
He did it tonight.