Friday, July 17, 2009

Vote No On Sonia Sotomayor

It is a forgone conclusion that Judge Sonia Sotomayor, 17 years as a federal judge, will become the first Hispanic confirmed to the US Supreme Court. The slam-dunk is from the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. Her "well qualified" rating is based its on the Bar's unanimous opinion and valuation of her integrity, competence and judicial temperament.

However, the Republican Senators and all those that support the literal interpretation of the Constitution, should vote NO on her appointment/confirmation.

She is a Constitutional pragmatist -- willing to interpret it for political expediency and modern times.

She's a racist. Regardless of how you spin her ruling in the New Haven, CN firefighter exam case, it was based on race. Those that failed the test, failed the test. They were not smart enough to pass the test. One really needs to go out on an extreme limb to claim a person did not pass a test because race, gender, religion, etc. The bottom line is they did not know the material, failed to study, were not smart enough.

She is also against the right to bear arms. From a press release from Wayne LaPierre, EVP, NRA and Chris Cox, Exec Dir, NRA-ILA:
In last year’s historic Heller decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees the individual’s right to own firearms and recognizes the inherent right of self-defense. In addition, the Court required lower courts to apply the Twentieth Century cases it has used to incorporate a majority of the Bill of Rights to the States. Yet in her Maloney opinion, Judge Sotomayor dismissed that requirement, mistakenly relying instead on Nineteenth Century jurisprudence to hold that the Second Amendment does not apply to the States.

This nation was founded on a set of fundamental freedoms. Our Constitution does not give us those freedoms – it guarantees and protects them. The right to defend ourselves and our loved ones is one of those. The individual right to keep and bear arms is another. These truths are what define us as Americans. Yet, Judge Sotomayor takes an opposite view, contrary to the views of our Founding Fathers, the Supreme Court, and the vast majority of the American people.
There are plenty of other ABA "well qualified" individuals from a Constitutional originalist perspective, even from a "diverse" background.

The smooth-questioning Republican Senators, that have done an okay job during the hearings, need to back up those questions and her answers with a NO vote on her confirmation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sotomayer followed the law by upholding the ruling on New Haven. The issue wasn't about race. The issue was could the city throw out a test they felt might bring a lawsuit. The then current law allowed the city to throw out the test. Sotomayer followed the law. Intersting, the surpeme court created "new law" by overturning this. They, the SC, did what you are accusing Sotomayer of doing. Define irony.