Constitution Party Opposes Sotomayor Confirmation
Unanimous Vote Urges Senate to Nix Obama Nominee
Lancaster, PA: The Constitution Party National Committee unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S. Senate to deny the confirmation of President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, 2nd Cir. Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
The resolution was agreed upon at the party’s recent National Committee Meeting held in Newark, N.J.
Constitution Party members from more than 30 states attended the meeting where the resolution was approved. The resolution strongly decried Obama’s pick for Supreme Court judge for her lack of adherence to the principles necessary to rule objectively as a justice of the country’s highest court.
The resolution cites Sotomayor’s lack of fidelity to the Constitution in a number of areas including her denial of " the applicability of the individual right to bear arms protected by the 2nd Amendment to the citizens of the several states;" because "she supports giving voting rights to convicted murderers who are still serving time in prison…"; because " she has been a member of the National Council of La Raza, many of the leaders of which favor amnesty for illegal aliens and the return of the southwest United States to Mexico…" and because "she favors racial and ethnic quotas in education and employment…"
Constitution Party National Committee Chairman Jim Clymer said "Americans from across the political spectrum have little patience with the kind of blatant bias this woman has shown in the past through her affiliation with a racist group and her pronouncements that a woman of her race could be a better jurist than a "white male" (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/28/in-her-own-words-sotomayor-2001-latina-speech/).
"President Obama has hand-picked another cog in the wheel in the mechanism he’s designing to abrogate the Constitutional rule of law and its guarantees of liberty for all Americans. Sotomayor simply should not be given the opportunity to carry out her practice of substituting personal ideology for the Constitution on the highest court of the country", Clymer added.
The Constitution Party adopted other resolutions including a condemnation of the federal government’s so-called "bailouts" of the private banking and auto industries. (http://constitutionparty.com/news.php?aid=971)