Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dr. King would not vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

Judge Sonia Sotomayor
I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions.

This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream -- a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character;
-- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. –Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I have a dream speech
Sonia Sotomayor is the very antithesis of what Dr. King lived and fought for. Dr. King fought for a color blind society one which character and ability would be the prerequisites of accomplishments for all Americans. It is because of Dr. King and people like him that a Sonia Sotomayor had the opportunity to succeed.

Yet in spite of Dr. King’s dream Barack Hussien Obama has presented Judge Sonia Sotomayor based on her Race and her gender. Not exclusively but nonetheless these are the key factors he used to select her and these are the key factors he used to tell her story. Sotomayor is being present as a historical first, the first Latina to be nominated to the Supreme Court that presentation is based on her Race and her gender.
“Judge Sotomayor is a liberal activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important than the law as written, [s]he thinks that judges should dictate policy and that one’s sex, race and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench.”--Wendy E. Long, counsel to the Judicial Confirmation Network (see source)
In addition to that Sotomayor’s judiciary record is replete with using her personal race and gender to decide issues which have come before her. She has even stated on the record that this is her judicial philosophy she said:
“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,”—Sonia Sotomayor
That is an absolute racist statement, as racist as that of Bull Connor vintage. Conner the Racial Segregationist of Birmingham, Alabama who stated at the height of the civil rights battle, “ I say segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!”

Sotomayor’s judicial rulings are institutionalizing her own brand of legal segregation, a new reversed segregation where minorities are favored and one in which whites are excluded and that’s reverse racism and that is what Sotomayor represents. One example of this is the case Ricci v. DeStefano.

Frank Ricci, a firefighter in New Haven , Conn. , worked hard, played by the rules, and earned a promotion to fire lieutenant. But the city denied him the promotion because he is not black. Ricci sued, along with 16 other whites and one Hispanic firefighter. After a 7-6, near-party-line vote by a federal Appeals Court to dismiss the lawsuit, the plaintiffs petitioned for Supreme Court review.

Ricci studied for eight to 13 hours a day to prepare for the combined written and oral exam in 2003 that he hoped would win him a promotion. He spent more than $1,000 buying the books that the city had suggested as homework and paying an acquaintance to read them onto audiotapes. (Ricci is dyslexic and learns better by listening.) And he got one of the highest scores.

But Ricci and other would-be lieutenants and captains with high scores did not get the promotions they expected. The reason was that -- because not enough black firefighters had done well enough to be eligible -- New Haven decided to discard the test results and make no promotions at all. (see source)

Sotomayor voted along with her partisan Liberals on the Federal Appeal Court denying White firefighters their civil rights based on no other fact than they were White.

This is not what Dr. King would have wanted. Yet Sotomayor and Barack Obama both have taken the advantages of the civil rights work that Dr. King made available to them and turned those advantages plus Dr. King’s work, into weapons to use against White people. That is reverse Racism!
“Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see, [m]y hope is that I will take the good from my experiences and extrapolate them further into areas with which I am unfamiliar.

I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage.”
--Judge Sotomayor 2001, lecture titled “A Latina Judge’s Voice.” (source)
Sonia Sotomayor does not possess the judicial temperament or the intelligence, according to people who know her, to be a Supreme Court Justice she is a judicial bully and is not fit to serve on the highest court of the land.
Sotomayor can be tough on lawyers, according to those interviewed. "She is a terror on the bench." "She is very outspoken." "She can be difficult." "She is temperamental and excitable. She seems angry." "She is overly aggressive--not very judicial.

She does not have a very good temperament." "She abuses lawyers." "She really lacks judicial temperament. She behaves in an out of control manner. She makes inappropriate outbursts." "She is nasty to lawyers. She doesn't understand their role in the system--as adversaries who have to argue one side or the other. She will attack lawyers for making an argument she does not like."
-- Jeffrey Rosen, More Sotomayor, quoting Sotomayor's entry in the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary (see source)
Sotomayor is a Radical Liberal Racist Feminism who wears her race, gender and hatred of White people on her sleeve. For these reasons Republicans should filibuster the Sotomayor nomination. Sonia Sotomayor is unfit to sit on the Supreme Court.

Dr. King did not die so that minorities could reverse and advance Racism and Racial hatred against White people. Mr. Obama and Ms. Sotomayor should take note of that!

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