Monday, July 20, 2009

A sad day for “Justice”. . .

It will be a sad day for justice when Sonia Sotomayor takes her seat on the bench of the U. S. Supreme Court.

Remember that expression, “equal protection under the law”? This is anything but true. The public has been brainwashed into thinking that we are all somehow equal despite what the laws of nature and the laws of our land have to say. “Equality” couldn’t be any further from the truth. Scientifically, legally and politically speaking, we are NOT “amorphous”.

Even under the un-natural laws created by civilized man, we are not treated as equals. Equality in the United States of America is and always will be an illusion, just as democracy itself is an illusion. We were guaranteed full “inequality” the day Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This law created protected classes of people granting them special and very unequal treatment. This was nothing new as labor laws going back to the 193o’s created divisions where employees were not treated equally. These laws are still on the books today.

These laws opened the door to “affirmative action” and even more unfair and unequal treatment. What will they pass into law next? One thing is certain, Supreme Court Justices will test those laws.

Sotomayor declared 'unqualified to serve'
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She referenced Sotomayor's 2001 lecture, "A Latina Judge's Voice," in which the judge argued that facts and applicable law in a case are not sufficient to reach a decision. Instead, Sotomayor emphasized personal viewpoints and experience: "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."

Yoest said Sotomayor, who serves on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, later implied that as a judge, she does not choose to see all of the facts in cases before her: "Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see. … I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage."

These confirmation hearings we’ve watched on the news are nothing more than a “dog and pony show”. At one point in everyone of our lives, we made a career decision. In making that choice, we created a “self-promoting” resume, applied for a job and interviewed with a potential employer. That is exactly what Sotomayor is doing now. I’m sure most of us remember what we were willing to do to get what we wanted. I think everybody lies to Congress, why would Sotomayor be any different?

I believe that it’s safe to say that the vast majority of us told our interviewers what we thought they wanted to hear. Regardless of our work history, which are facts that never change, we made sure our potential future employer got an earful of only the “enhanced” version of the story of. . . .Bla! Bla! Bla!.

Confirmation hearing are no different. Regardless of what she tells Congress, remember all of the decisions she made that were eventually over-turned. Especially the case of those white firefighters. They were not treated equally or fairly. Justice was deaf and blind the day those firefighters were denied the promotions they EARNED. They were denied advancement solely on the basis of the color of their skin. Sotomayor stood firmly behind that racist decision. A decision that was ultimately overturned.

If your life depended on it, wouldn’t you want the most qualified first responders to be the one’s coming to help? If you needed surgery, would you prefer the best qualified doctor or the less qualified doctor hired as a result of affirmative action?

Recently, Barack Obama claimed that “affirmative action” is not harmful to White People. In reality, affirmative action hurts everybody.

One of my job hunting experiences. . . .

Late in 2007, I attempted to get a judicial appointment to an elected post which became vacant. The title was “Constable” and it was with the Pinal County J. P. #8 Court. Constables serve papers such as forcible detainers and restraining orders, primarily to deadbeat renters and wife beaters. Generally, these are people that are evasive and potentially violent. All I needed was to be a registered Republican, understand English and have a valid drivers license to apply for the position.

It wasn’t long before I was scheduling an interview with J. P. #8’s Judge Sulley, members of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors and the City of Maricopa’s Public Safety Director, Patrick Melvin.

I pulled my hair back and put on a suite. I told them what they wanted to hear. Although I had very little law enforcement experience, I did work for a company that engaged in advertising and political marketing for approximately 8 years. One of the questions asked, was how I would go about getting elected during the November 2008 election. That political marketing experience and my participation in Cambria County’s (PA) Superior Court Judge Joseph O’Kicki’s re-election campaign during my college days came up. (Joseph O’Kicki eventually became one of America’s Most Wanted after being convicted on corruption charges. He never got caught.)

Obviously, I did not win the appointment. Although I was “highly recommended”, a candidate having 26 years of law enforcement experience got the position and won his electoral bid. I voted for him.

Yoest warned that, as a Supreme Court justice, Sotomayor would "shape judicial decisions to suit her policy preferences."

Sotomayor will more than likely be confirmed to the Supreme Court later this year. We can all look forward to more unfair decisions that will bring suffering to many Americans regardless of their ethnicity or station in life. The new ‘hate crimes” legislation (a.k.a. Pedophile Protection Act) will be the newest injustice forced upon us. When Americans are terrified of using a public restroom in fear that some “alternate lifestyle” embracing sexual predator (with a free pass from Congress) will be waiting for them inside, maybe they will finally wake up and become “enlightened“.

“You’re talking like a clown. Your hair’s in ugly braids. Our only hope is that someday you’ll catch AIDS.” --Those Opposed, One Step Closer


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