Now that we have addressed White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ foolish assertion that opponents of the President’s nominee for the Supreme Court should be “exceedingly careful” about what they say; Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to your next Supreme Court Justice:
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. (emphasis added)
This is a direct quote from Judge Sotomayor as referenced in a NY Times article. This statement is wrought with problems. First, and most important to our system of government, any judge’s personal experiences or ethnicity are irrelevant. A judge and especially a Justice is tasked with enforcing the law, and when the law is unclear, interpreting the Constitution. Personal experiences are not applicable to this task in any way. Sotomayor’s comment furthers the notion that she believes the court to be a place where policy is made rather than laws interpreted.
Second, and no less crucial, the comment is wholly racist and would never be tolerated from a white male. This single comment if uttered by a white male about a minority would be grounds for immediate, unquestioned disqualification, and yet the left doesn’t even want it brought up. (Note to self: write future entry on the blatant double standard of the so called liberal progressive). Why is that? How do we expect to get to a place of true racial equality in this country by allowing racism to persist? Racism against whites is no better than racism by whites. On the contrary, this “reverse racism” is probably the single greatest remaining impediment to racially equality. Certainly racism on the U.S. Supreme Court can’t be good for America’s future.
No wonder Mr. Gibbs and the White House are trying to scare people away from examining this woman. They are afraid, and rightly so, that when her measure is taken she will be found wanting.