“I am a white European-American male. The decisions I make are more intelligent, benevolent, empathetically valid and infinitely superior to those made by any other racial, ethnic, religious, color or gender identified person.” My name is Adolph Duke Sotomayor.”
Is this statement offensive? Ask yourself why. What is it about these words that are so blatantly anti-American and anti-U.S. Constitution? What does it say about the fundamental thinking of this individual? Would you make a similar statement? Would you want a person whose belief is that her empathetic opinions about law and issues, supersede the Constitution, more than 230 years of precedent and the fundamental thinking of our founding fathers? If so, you want Sonia Sotomayor as the next Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Your dichotomy is that if you believe the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, you believe that it supersedes all other laws, and eliminates, by design, the personal whims and latest pop-culture phenomenon espoused by any Supreme Court Justice.
Is this the type of Justice you want making decision about you, your family, constitutional issues and country? Would the fact that your color, ethnicity orientation or gender could be counted against you in decisions rendered by this justice, make you question her qualifications to be a member of the United States Supreme Court? Is this not the very definition of putrid racism and everything America stands against? Is this not the very judicial temperament and thinking of Sonia Sotomayor? Sixty-percent of her rules have been overturned by the supreme court. That’s a D- in anybody’s grade book and yet she is touted by Obama as a great legal mind. I think NOT!
In defending his nominee, Sotomayor, President Barack Obama said she has the “quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people’s hopes and struggles” and Obama encourages the use them when making decisions on the Supreme Court not the strict rule of law.
This is an unprecedented leap into the abyss of prejudicial law making. Once that leap is taken, there is no more Constitution. In one simple sentence, Obama, demolishes the fundamental law of the land and makes the United States Constitution null and void. Now, according to Obama, decisions are to first be put through the strainer of feelings, empathy and hope...NOT through the rigorous stricture of Constitutional law that founded America.
Now we will have a supreme court who will make laws by their current feelings, the whim of the day, the color of your skin, your ethnicity and their mood at the time. There will be NO reference to the standard by which we have lived for 231 years.
A supreme court justice swears an oath: “I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as (title) under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”
Sotomayor’s statement that a Latina woman would make better decisions than a white male, eviscerates the oath that she would take, namely, to administer without respect to persons, rich or poor while being impartial. How can a Justice be impartial when she has shouted her intention to discriminate against white males and very partially rule in favor of those who are not white males? And what about her decisions when it comes to brown against black, yellow against red or Hispanic against anyone else, since she is inserting her personal prejudices into her decisions?
Is this really the kind of American Justice we want? What if the next president chooses that “white European-American” as a Supreme Court justice nominee? Under Obama’s definition, he would be a perfectly acceptable candidate. According to Obama he could ignore the Constitution and implement his “feelings” just as Sotomayor wants to impose her “feelings” into the law.
There is something horrendous that’s happening in Los Angeles. Hispanic gangs are targeting African-Americans to forced them out of Hispanic communities. Killings of innocent black children have occurred in this murderous effort. Since Sotomayor is Hispanic and has announced that she will vote her biases, who will fare better in her decisions between Hispanics accused of murdering blacks to implement “racial and ethnic cleansing in predominately Hispanic communities?” If I were black, I would wonder.
Sotomayor has condemned herself. She has made decisions that will deny Americans the right to bear arms, which is in the second amendment of the very Constitution which she is supposed to swear an oath to uphold and defend.
Which is it America, the rule of law or the rule of empathetic feelings as law?