Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sotomayor Pt.2: Destroying the Bill of Rights One Decision At a Time

In a previous post, I explained that Judge Sotomayor is a statist who does not believe in the existence of individual or natural rights.

Today in the Atlantic we find more evidence that Sotomayor is in favor of, not states' rights, but the States's Rights - meaning the right of government to repress dissent.

For example, Sotomayor opposes people speaking out against corrupt government officials or speaking in favor of opposition candidates. She also favors abusive police tactics, presumably so long as they do not disenfranchise any politically correct interest groups.

A very smart young senator once gave a powerful speech opposing the appointment of a justice who used "formidable skills on behalf of the strong in opposition to the weak."

The senator's point is good one; we should be weary of those who seem to consitstently back the strong against the weak. For example, we should be weary of a judge who opposes both the 1st and 2nd amendments, sides with corrupt school administrators and favors police officers who beat up on stranded motorists.

It's too bad that that idealistic young senator didn't hold such a high standard when it came time for him to make an appointment to the bench.

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