Pendulum Swing Like a Pendulum Do
When I watched Supreme Court candidate Sonia Sotomayor accept her nomination from President Obama, I liked her instantly. Her humility was appealing. Her personal story was inspiring.
I loved the way she credited her mother, bragged about her brother the doctor, and told her stepfather from the podium, "I love you." She seemed such a nice lady. It made me wish she was being nominated for almost any other job in America except the as guardian of the Constitution.
Judge Sotomayor is listed as a member of the National Council of La Raza, according to a report by WND's Joe Kovacs.
La Raza means, "The Race" (in the genetic sense) and is affiliated with the Nation of Aztlan, a Latino nationalist group dedicated to reclaiming the Southwest from the United States as a Latino homeland. This is a very serious threat since it is now believed that Latinos are now in the majority in states like Texas.
La Raza has often compared the Latino population of the Southwest with the Palestinians and their effort to overwhelm Israel demographically.
Do you believe that a member in good standing of a racist organization that has advocated the overthrow of the United States would pose a danger if appointed for life as Supreme Court justice?
To argue that La Raza is not a racist organization is to redefine the word racist beyond recognition. I guess one way would be to count the number of Irish names among the top membership.
Her public comments define her as 'racist' under any meaningful definition of the word.
Her now-famous quote from a 2001 speech at Berkeley Law; "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life," caused Newt Gingrich to ponder aloud what the reaction would be had a white man suggested his experience made him more qualified than a Latina woman.
It seems that the more we obsess about race and whether or not America is racist, the more racist we become. The White House was not shy about admitting that Sonia Sotomayor was on the short list because she was a Hispanic woman.
She wasn't nominated because she was the most distinguished jurist in America. She was nominated because she was the most distinguished Latina female jurist available from the pool.
In our obsession with becoming race-neutral, we've allowed ourselves to become a nation where ability is secondary to immutable biological factors like race and gender. The pendulum has begun to swing too far.
So let it be known that I am against Sonia Sotomayor being elected to the Supreme Court. NOT because she is Latin American, not because of her race, not because of her gender or any other social factor - but because of the things that she is on record believing. In my opinion, she would pose a significant danger to America.