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GOP ATTEMPT TO LIMIT DEBATE ON JUDICIAL NOMINEES IS APPALLING

I am a Christian, a U.S. citizen, a Presbyterian and a member of the Democratic Party who holds reservations about some of President Bush's judicial nominees, and I am a person of faith.

As a person of faith, I do not support the nomination of judicial nominees who do not support Christian principles of charity and the equality of all. As a U.S. citizen, I am appalled and angered by the Republicans' attempt to violate the spirit of the Constitution in order to ensure automatic Senate approval of President Bush's nominees.

The Constitution states that the president, with the "advice and consent of the Senate," shall appoint members of the judiciary. The attempt by Republicans to limit debate is rewriting the rules of the Senate. And to infer that people who do not support all of the president's appointees are not people of faith is slander.

Ann J. Eisenlord

Williamsville