The Stoning of Judge Sotomayor…
It should come as no surprise to any American that President Obama would nominate a liberal to the Supreme Court. The SCOTUS – Supreme Court of the United States – is losing a liberal in Ruth Bader-Ginsburg (a truly Liberal person, visit Ginsburg on the Issues ), so it would certainly take a “Class A” miracle, that is, literal “Divine Intervention,” to see her replaced with another Scalia or Robertson.
Some will declare that a balance must be maintained, inasmuch as 9 people can balance one another,and so Liberal is surely what we’ll get. However, and the following is said in all honesty and humility, would it be too much to ask that the new liberal SCOTUS judge at least be both intelligent and not a racist? While Ginsburg will never be the darling of the Conservative ball, that same ball would probably not conclude her to be of a dubious intellect or of racist nature, either. She’s bright, and that a man the caliber of Antonin Scalia give her a tip of his hat seals that deal in this author’s eyes.
Before the mob begins a freight liner full of hate mail, first consider this quote, a quote that has become a standard “pitch” for Judge Sotomayor over the years:
“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would, more often than not, reach a better conclusion.”
And lest this Conservative be accused of cherry picking sources, let it be known this is from CNN. CNN on Sotomayor
The record shows that Judge Sotomayor uses that phrase often, it’s a staple, if you will. And because I am a simple man, I asked myself, “Why would anyone say that?” Think about it for a moment, exactly what does that even MEAN, anyway? Is there an inherent intelligence to wise old Latina women of which most of America is unaware? What IS, “…a better conclsuion?,” anyway…?
And with reference to her intellect, let’s hear it in Judge Sotomayor’s own words. This comes from the N.Y Times, via The Huffington Post, lest again the source be skewed by any liberal readers:
“Judge Sonia Sotomayor once described herself as “a product of affirmative action” who was admitted to two Ivy League schools despite scoring lower on standardized tests than many classmates, which she attributed to “cultural biases” that are “built into testing.”” HP Source
Again, is it reasonable to ask if this is a superior intellect? And if not, why would any reasonable American want such an intellect, being African American, Asain, Middle Eastern, man, woman, take your pick? If a Caucasian male of, oh, about 50 years in age had said the same thing it is no wild guess that the Left would be quite unforgiving.
Which brings us to today. Today the SCOTUS rightly overturned a decision rendered by Judge Sotomayor, an unjust ruling in the opinion of this author. Her decision, regarding the unequal treatment of white fire fighters in new Haven, CT., paved the way for unfair promotion opportunities being granted to minorities having scored lower on tests than Caucasian fire fighters. Sotomayer, who herself scored lower on tests and blamed it on culturally imbalanced questions, must genuinely believe that others have suffered likewise. You can read a summation here – Human Events Summation
Having reviewed many of the more liberal blogs today, it is apparent that the Left is not happy with the Conservative Right. It’s almost as if casting doubt on a minority candidate (both woman & Latina) is akin to stoning her. It’s as if there’s been a personal assault on her person, which of course is absurd. There’s been no such thing. What there has been are legitimate issues and rational concerns raised over what “makes her tick.” And given the possibility that she may very well ascend to the highest court in the land it only seems reasonable that answers be provided prior to her being accepted.
If you wouldn’t mind indulging me for just a moment, let me remind you of a very uncomfortable fact: In portions of this world the legal systems are so grotesque, so medieval, that a woman today somewhere has been stoned. Let that sink in. Yet in this country we’ve allowed our skin to become so thin and so weak that the slightest of criticisms has become as painful to the average American as the stones were to Sorayah M. Sorayah M.
Let us not fall short in the vetting process for any candidate nominated for the greatest court on the globe. Let us practice the due diligence which ensures the integrity of the process befitting of so great a group of Americans. Let’s ask the hard questions, the one’s that aren’t comfortable, and let’s wait for the right answers. The justice system, for as much as decades, hangs in the balance, so honestly, it’s not too much to ask.