Sotomayor—A Quota Queen for the Court
If the U.S.
Senate rejects race-based justice,
Sonia Sotomayor will never sit on the Supreme Court.
Because that is
what Sonia is all about. As
The New York Times
reported Saturday, the salient cause of her career has
advancing persons of color, over whites, based on
race and national origin.
Sotomayor, whose parents moved to New York from Puerto
Rico," writes reporter David Kirkpatrick,
the importance of considering race and ethnicity in
admissions, hiring and even judicial selection at almost
every stage of her career."(
Sotomayor`s Focus on Race Issues May Be Hurdle,
May 29, 2009
At Princeton, she
Accion Puertorriquena, which filed a complaint with
the Department of Health, Education and Welfare
demanding that her school hire Hispanic teachers. At
Yale, she co-chaired a coalition of non-black minorities
of color that demanded more Latino professors and
At Yale, she
"shared the alarm of others in the group when the Supreme Court
prohibited the use of quotas in university admissions in
the 1978 decision
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke."
Sotomayor joined the National Council of La Raza and the
the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund. Both promote
race and ethnic preferences, affirmative action and
quotas for Hispanics.
But why should
Puerto Ricans like Sotomayor, who were never subjected
slavery or Jim Crow—their island was liberated from
Spain in 1898 by the United States—get racial or ethnic
preferences over Polish- or Portuguese-Americans?
What is the
justification for this kind of discrimination?
Lani Guinier, the Clinton appointee rejected for
reverse racism, Sonia Sotomayor is a
quota queen. She believes in, preaches and practices
race-based justice. Her
burying the appeal of the white New Haven firefighters,
who were denied promotions they had
won in competitive exams, was a no-brainer for her.
In her world,
equal justice takes a back seat to tribal justice
often come out to vote for one of their own.
Catholics for JFK,
evangelicals for Mike Huckabee, women for
Hillary Clinton, Mormons for Mitt Romney, Jews for
Joe Lieberman and
Barack Obama. That is political reality and an
exercise of political freedom.
justice is un-American.
In the 1950s and
1960s, this country reached consensus that denying black
men and women the equal opportunity to advance and
succeed must come to an end. Discrimination based on
race, color or ethnicity, we agreed, was wrong.
however, has an exception to the no-discrimination rule.
She believes in no discrimination,
unless done to white males and to benefit people like
How can any
Republican senator vote to elevate to the Supreme Court
a judge who, all her life, has believed in, preached and
practiced race discrimination against white males,
without endorsing the Obama-Sotomayor view that
diversity trumps equal justice, and race-based
justice should have its own seat on the high court?
Down the path
Sotomayor would take us lies an America where Hispanic
justices rule for Hispanics, black judges rule for
blacks and white judges rule for white folks.
It is an America
where who gets admitted to the
best colleges and universities is not decided on
grades and academic excellence, but on race and
ethnicity, where advancement in jobs and careers depends
not on aptitude and ability, but on where your
grandparents came from.
Republicans cannot support Sonia Sotomayor.
if they do, why should the white working man and woman
ever vote Republican again, as it is they who are the
designated victims of the race-based justice of Sonia
It was Richard
Nixon who brought the white working class, North and
South, into his New Majority, when he increased the
Republican presidential vote from 43 percent in 1968 to
61 percent in 1972. Ronald Reagan solidified this base.
But why should
the white working and middle class stay with the GOP?
Its presidents exported their jobs to Mexico, China and
Asia, and threw open America`s doors to tens of
millions, legal and illegal, from the Third World, who
have swamped their cities and towns. If the GOP will not
end race-based affirmative action, which threatens the
futures of their children, why vote for the GOP?
Why should white
folks vote for anyone who says, "We are against race
discrimination, unless it is discrimination against
Obama would not
have selected Sotomayor if he did not share her
convictions. And there is nothing in his writings or
career to hint at disagreement. Thus it comes down to
the senators, especially the Republicans. A vote for
Sonia Sotomayor is a vote to affirm that race-based
justice deserves its own seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.
Patrick J. Buchanan
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