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Can Justice Be Color Blind?

Blind_Justice_red.svg.medThis 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.

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Will Justice Still Be Blind?

Blind_Justice.svg.medThe role of the Supreme Court Justices often remains a lofty ideal, but not one that intrudes daily into our living rooms.   With President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, America needs to take notice and speak out.  Judge Sotomayor is being considered, not because of an impressive record as a Constitutional Jurist, but for her radical record as a judicial activist.

– Supreme Court nominee, federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor, speaking to a Berkeley La Raza Law Journal in 2001.

Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences … our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging. … I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.

My understanding of the Constitution leads me to say that if Judge Sotomayor is confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice we will see a rapid erosion of the cornerstone of our form of government.  If she is allowed to use “richness of her experiences” to help her determine whether or not a situation is or is not Constitutional, I fear for our future.  Justice is supposed to be blind to gender and national origins.  How then will being white or male going to make you any less qualified to determine Constitutionality?

How long will it take for her to suggest quotas in justice?  For intance, her recent case where she denied Mr. Ricci’s valid claim for a promotion because of the Captains/Leutenants exam in the New England Fire Deptarment had 15 passing scores, but none were African-American.  Would it be a huge leap to go from this opinion to one that denied white men access to Congress because there weren’t enough representatives of other races? There are other examples http://www.heritage.org.

Let me state clearly that I am not against African-American’s, though I am a bit bothered by hyphenated-Americans.  We ALL need to be American’s first and foremost.  A divided house will fall.  Let me also state clearly that I don’t think race makes you any more or less qualified for any position.  Education, experience and drive are what matters.

It it offensive to my sensibilities that this woman is being given serious consideration.  I am certain there are many more qualified jurists available and more willing to adhere to the letter of the Constitution and not just make it up as they go along; ones that are not routinely overturned by higher courts.

I urge everyone to speak  up and let their Congressmen know how you feel.  Remember, they work for you.  Unless you hold their feet to the fire and make them accountable to the people they represent, they will do what is best for their careers.

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