In this campaign for the presidency, one issue that has not been given the attention it deserves is the Supreme Court.
The next President will surely get one, if not more, appointments.
It is also clear that if a conservative would be appointed by (now) Governor Romney, we will see more of the likes of Citizens United, the case that unleashed the private and corporate money that has polluted the current campaign, a decision that offers human and citizens rights to corporations and lets the wealthy dominate campaigns with huge donations for advertising.
Another conservative justice would also fortify the conservative-majority courts assault on womens rights. They have already ruled against Lilly Ledbetter in her quest for the right to equal pay for equal work on the narrow grounds of the timing of her complaint.
It is also clear that the most conservative justices await the chance to overturn Roe v Wade, limiting womens rights to govern their own bodies.
In addition to the issues of womens rights and the corporations are people agenda, there are up-coming cases that involve minority rights that conservatives wish to reduce.
The matter of the court is a very serious one that deserves to be considered as we vote to elect a president whose powers include the appointment of Supreme Court Justices.
Since justices have LIFE terms, the tone of the court will be set for decades to come if the balance shifts even further to the right.
I find this a compelling reason to give President Obama a second term and the opportunity to appoint additional moderate justices like Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.