How Do You Say "Bork" In Spanish?
By John W. Lillpop
Robert Bork is described, in part, by Wikipedia as follows:
"Robert Heron Bork (born March 1, 1927) is a conservative American legal scholar who advocates the judicial philosophy of originalism. Bork formerly served as Solicitor General, acting Attorney General, and judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit."
Because of his brilliant mind, scholarly achievements, and understanding of the proper Constitutional role of the judiciary as intended by the founding fathers, Bork was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987.
The narrative from Wikipedia continues:
"Within 45 minutes of Bork's nomination to the Court, Edward Kennedy took to the Senate floor with a strong condemnation of Bork in a nationally televised speech, declaring:
"Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is -- and is often the only -- protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy... President Reagan is still our president. But he should not be able to reach out from the muck of Irangate, reach into the muck of Watergate and impose his reactionary vision of the Constitution on the Supreme Court and the next generation of Americans. No justice would be better than this injustice."
Kennedy chose to omit mention his fear that Bork would champion the cause of poor, innocent young women murdered by drowning at the hands of a drunken leftist senator who, because of his name and wealth, escaped virtually unscathed after leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to die at the bottom of a river.
It's called the Chappaquiddick incident and remains one of the most egregious examples of the abuse of wealth and power in our history.
Back to Robert Bork.
Because he believed so fervently that Congress, rather than the Courts, was responsible for making "policy," Bork's nomination was defeated and America lost a magnificent and powerful voice for judicial restraint.
In contrast to the brilliant legal scholar that was and is Robert Bork, President Obama has elected to nominate a racist, sexist Hispanic woman who has stated publicly that the proper role of the judiciary includes making "policy."
Sonia Sotomayor is also on record as saying, "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."
Surely, Sonia Sotomayor is not the best that you can do, President Obama? Where is the moderation of temperament and judicial restraint one seeks in a nominee?
Have those qualities been completely obliterated by the left's politically correct obsession with gender and race?
To Republicans in the Senate, the question of the day must be: How do you say Bork in Spanish?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 3:43 PM