We need less justice!
Just ask Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). His comments on the resignation of John Ashcroft are as follows, taken from this article:
"We wish John Ashcroft good health and a good retirement, and we hope the
president will choose a less polarizing attorney general as his successor..."
To loosely parse this quote, Schumer means, "Please choose someone who does not have a sincerely held and seriously practiced faith, and someone who won't do any significant enforcement of the laws of the United States."
Not much of a secret here... the Dems don't like it when the laws are enforced because they don't like the statutes written by the Congress and approved by the President. They prefer politically reliable judges to re-draft the law to make it more congruent with their political beliefs. Since they cannot get their agenda through the Congress, they sneak it in through overreaching judges.
The flap over Ashcroft in 2001 and since was that he was too conservative and that he would not fairly enforce the law. Their fear was that he actually WOULD enforce the law. Because the more the law is enforced, the more real a part of people's lives it becomes and the further society is distanced from liberal goals.