What are your qualifications for a nominee of a bureaucratic office or a SCOTUS Judge?


The idea of having a set of "qualifications" for unelected positions that are not supposed to be politicized is this notion that they have to be liberal or conservative. For such reason, though you may not intend this meaning, since this is what the word "qualifications" has morphed into, regarding SCOTUS nominations, the only thing that matters is that the nominee has demonstrated that they have the ability to be fair and constitutional. Whether I disagree or agree ideologically with a nominee is not pertinent to the nomination process. The politicization of such nomination processes is breaking down our governmental system as intended by our founders.

Neal Simon for U.S. Senate