Nothing defines members of congress more accurately than how they vote on key issues. Far more often than not, you’ll find Tom Udall’s votes on the “wrong” side of important bills! Reference supporting article links below.
What These Votes Do:
These were votes for two eventual Supreme Court Justices. While Supreme Court justices are not supposed to have political party inclinations, they do have ideological similarities to the current two parties we have. The court has been politicized. There are justices who believe in the intent of the Constitution that values small government interference in citizen’s lives with an emphasis on protecting the essential freedoms stated in the Bill of Rights. There are justices who do not believe in the U.S. Constitution, as written, and are more liberal in their interpretation of it. Voting for Supreme Court justices is serious business because what Congressmen can’t do in Congress through legislation, they can do through the legal system. Eight judges can make rulings that affect millions of people. Witness the recent decision on ObamaCare where one vote made a difference in the lives of thousands of people who lost their plans.
What Votes Aid Middle America: “No”
The American experiment works best when it follows the Constitution and protects individual rights and liberties from the “collective”. The American economy works best when local solutions are found to local problems, people take care of their own futures, and handouts are rare and short lived.
What Tom Udall Voted: “Yes”
Tom Udall is a progressive Senator. He votes for justices who will vote for his collectivist ideology. The split in the court reflects the split in many Americans view of governments responsibilities and duties. If you are happy with changing the Constitution to fit the whims of the current moment, Tom Udall is your man. If you want government under control, instead of government controlling people, you might think long and hard about sending him back to Washington D.C.