I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Take prop 8. Now I think gays should be allowed to marry. I think it's inevitable and will likely be a non-issue by the time my kids are having kids.
However, were I judge the fact that I think that means nothing. The fact that I want that to happen means nothing. Unless I can find a way to show that the law supports my thinking I can not uphold my opinion as law, nor can I set policy by writing opinions on what I think that are not supported by the law in some way. I would have to find a way to show that banning gay marriage was unconstitutional.
I think that Sotomayer thinks it matters that she is a minority, that it matters that she has a vagina, and that her job is to set policy. Rather than looking at the laws I think she thinks about what the law should be in her mind. This is why her opinions are often attacked as weak, missing the point, etc.
Last edited by talloulou; 05-26-09 at 12:49 PM.
So let's see...there are now about 5% of Black Americans who vote Republican and the more the GOP fights her appointment the more Hispanic voters will vote for Democrats...Rush is such a retard that he took the bait, hook line and sinker and I'm betting so will all of the other Party of No "leaders" thus condemning themselves to be a minority (ironic word don't you think) party for a generation....