The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sotomayor: Unfit for Supreme Court

Sotomayor uses her judicial appointment to create policy.

Is this on tape? Um, Nacilbupera knows we don't make statements like this. We know. We know. Nacilbupera isn't promoting this statement or advocating this statement. Um, ok, having said that this blog is where that statement is percolating.

And what is percolating isn't good. It appears in addition to her philosophy of using the judgeship for something outside of the checks and balances of our government, she is bigoted, elevating Hispanics not equal, but superior to other races:

In her talk, she disagreed with an approach to judging expressed by former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. Justice O'Connor was frequently quoted as saying that a wise old man and a wise old woman would reach the same conclusion in deciding cases.

"I'm not so sure that I agree with the statement," Sotomayor said. "I would hope 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."
(Christian Science Monitor)

In asserting her bigotry we also submit the pending case Ricci v. DeStefano appealed from Sotomayor's Second Circuit Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court where the city of New Haven refused to grant firefighters promotions simply because no black scored high enough on a test administered by the city. Sotomayor sided against the firefighters in favor of the city.

Judging judges is a difficult task. There are complex issues involved with reaching implications. Yet Sotomayor's actions do not seem consistent with being a blind (fair, impartial) judge of the law. Nevertheless, we have a review process in place beginning with our Senate Judiciary Committee and Sotomayor will have opportunity to discuss her positions. Interviews such as yesterday's Fox News with Senator Orrin Hatch of the Committee reveal that Hatch has many more questions about her qualifications based on her past rulings.

Nacilbupera opposes Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. However, we will also reserve final judgement until the Judiciary Committee has a chance to thoroughly question Judge Sotomayor.


RightKlik said...

I'm with Newt: "White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw."

Left Coast Rebel said...

She's was also a member of La Raza BTW.....nice to see you over at LCR!