Recovering Civic Virtue
Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, Ashland University
nomination, Samuel Alito, civic virtue, conservatives, opinion, editorial
With the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, President Bush has recentered himself on values consonant with his basic instincts and our constitutional order. The nomination will cause a fractious contest in the Senate, but it is a contest that, for the sake of the country, needs winning. The President, once known for his take-charge attitude and his courage, has stopped playing to the media and returned to his practice of civic virtue that is also needed on the court. He has sought the greater good of the country over his personal desires, preferences, and possible gains for himself.
Forte, David F., "Recovering Civic Virtue" (2005). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 97.