Who is Best for the Job?

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Who is Best for the Job?

March 26, 2018 - 06:18
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Lewis Carroll's Humpty Dumpty responding to a bewildered Alice, "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.". And, you will find similarities in George Orwell's Animal Farm, such as; “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Rebecca Dallet is running for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court (April 3); a job that relies on the meanings of words. The words used in a contract must be stayed in their meanings at the time that the contract was entered into. (The English language - like any other - is in constant evolution. Just recently, several words do not mean what they used to: marriage, husband, wife, and male / female.) A judge is responsible to capture the original intent of the contract. Wisconsin law is a contract with the people of Wisconsin. The job is to determine if a law is constitutional.

Dallet maintains that it is proper to share personal values in pursuit of the bench. She went all the way to San Francisco, California to say, "I know that your values are our Wisconsin values that we've lost along the way." She said it at a fundraiser - IN California! Her opponent, Michael Screnock, has said,"Now that I'm a judge, my fidelity is to the law, and the law alone."

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