I'm starting to agree with some of the sentiment out there that President Obama's pick for the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, may be a racist. Before you call me a racist because I'm a "white boy", read the god damn speech.
On top of that, I believe she's definitely showing signs of being a typical political neanderthal. What do I mean by political neanderthal? I'll let the 30th President of the United States explain for me.
It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.
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