Today, Barack Obama announced 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor  as his pick to fill David Souter's spot on the US Supreme Court.
And of course, he was quick to point out that she was originally nominated by George H. W. Bush to her first seat on the federal bench...a fact that shouldn't carry any weight with conservatives, given that Bush Sr. was also the one who gave us David Souter.
But now that Obama has made his pick for the US Supreme Court, it's up to us to speak out and let the Senate know how we feel.
A few weeks ago, Obama stated that he wanted someone on the Supreme Court who will be guided by "that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people's hopes and struggles" - which is liberal code for "personal feelings and opinions", rather than applying our Constitution and laws as they are written.
In nominating Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Obama's found a liberal activist who will do just that.
The Facts on Sotomayor:
- * In her most recent high-profile case, she sided with a city government that used racially discriminatory "affirmative action" policies to deny promotions to white firefighters - a decision that's currently under review by the Supreme Court that Obama has nominated her to.
- * She admits  that her personal feelings and politics affect her rulings. In a 2002 speech at Berkeley, she said "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
- * She even suggested that "inherent physiological or cultural differences" may help explain why "our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging."
- * She has written a book called "The International Judge," which suggests that international law and policy should be taken into consideration in US court cases.
- * And in a 2005 speech at Duke Law School, she stated that the "Court of Appeals is where policy is made". (click here for the video )
Conservatives must speak out
Of course the Supreme Court is not the only place we have trouble with liberal judges. It's just the latest example.
Whether we like it or not, judges - specifically federal judges - have greater and greater control over how we live our daily lives. And we have too many liberal judges.
It's time for Americans to speak out against liberal judges and stand up for blind justice and the rule of law.
We have to lean on members of the Senate - especially those "moderates" who were so quick to go squishy on Bush's judicial nominations.
It's time to stand up for judges that will interpret the Constitution as it was written - not make law from the bench.
It's time to say "No Liberal Judges!"