Let’s look at one final hot potato topic before we get back to more devotional items. Sonia Sotomayor has been confirmed as America’s first hispanic Supreme Court Justice, but not without a valiant fight from the Republican side. As we all know, Supreme Court justices are to be political-neutral.
Our constitution calls for Supreme Court Justices to be appointed by the sitting President. Every time a President, from either party, appoints a justice, the other political party puts up a whale of a fight to prove them unfit, thus throwing into question the justice’s credibility. Its true that past liberal justices have attempted to reroute America by reinterpreting the constitution. From the news I’ve picked up there is absolutely no reason Sotomayor is not qualified for the position, except that she is a woman, a hispanic, or that she was appointed by a Democratic President. Yet 31 Republican senators voted against her appointment. How can a political system like ours survive if the government is so stalemated politically that it cannot function as the constitution calls for?
I had the same complaint when the previous Republican President faced the same opposition. What’dya think?