Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Problem With Republicans.

The problem with Republicans is that they don’t know where to shoot from. Watching them awkwardly try to bash Judge Sonia Sotomayor is simply embarrassing. You may not agree with her on everything, but we must all agree that she knows the law.

While her 2001 remark (“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”) might have been a bit gauche, do we not understand what she was trying to say? Whether you are a lawyer, a welder or the President of the United States, your life experience will – thankfully – shape your views. As a judge, Sotomayor knows that her role is not to interpret the law as she sees fit but rather to apply it as it should be.

I welcome this fresh view on the Supreme Court because a country that still, in 2009, has Black children expulsed from an all-white Country Club, desperately needs a wise woman making sure its Constitution is applied, whether she is Latina or not.

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