This White house certainly feels no qualms about telling people to tread lightly when dissenting opinions are voiced. The White House Press Secretary warned when asked about Newt Gingrich’s blog comments about Ms. Sotomayor being racist.
“I think it is probably important for anybody involved in this debate to be exceedingly careful with the way in which they’ve decided to describe different aspects of this impending confirmation,” Gibbs said.
If our Constitutional right to free speech is as of now still in tact, I don’t see how one would need to treat Ms. Sotomayor any differently than all of the preceding Supreme Court nominees that have been subjected to far worse commentary by the left. I wonder if the 1st Amendment will expire when the opposing voices get so loud that not even NBC can ignore them.
No where in the Constitution is there any sort of quota for representation in Washington except by census (population numbers not origin). So when this nation was first settled was any consideration given to the selection of Senators and Representatives based on their ethnic origins? I think not. So why now are we giving such weight to race when their education, experience and track records are the only things that matter. If we allow quota’s to become the rule, then good, qualified, deserving individuals that have earned the right to be considered will be passed over due a skewed sense of racism if the right set of candidates is not presented.
Consider Ms. Sotomayor’s track record. If you look, you will find several cases where the higher court overturned her ruling. Last time I checked, this wasn’t exactly a desirable trait in a jurist whether they are male, female, Latina, or any other form of Hyphenated-American. Once we had a great melting pot for our society. Speak up and speak out so that our “certain unalienable rights” given to us by our creator won’t be washed away with the liberal tide.