The next president stands to effect greatly the balance of the Supreme court which right now leans HEAVILY toward the right.
A vote for Obama is a vote to re-balance YOUR supreme court.
We need the Judicial branch to contribute equally to the system of checks and balances built into our governmental system and not to take a passive role as it has under the Bush administration. ALL of the branches, executive, legislative, and judicial should, and do, have an influence on the directions our country moves in. Civil rights legislation can not progress w/out a balanced Supreme court.
This matters when it comes to what happens in Guantanamo Bay, when it comes to spying on American citizens, when it comes to marginalizing our gay citizens by keeping separate-but-equal laws on the books.
If you care that the U.S. should never justify tourture and rendition; if you think it's not right that average citizens should be spied on; if you understand that separate-but-equal is NOT just, then --
Take back the courts: Vote Obama!
Okay, okay: I know: NONE of this has to do with ART. But I don't care.
Vote Obama today.