If you are concerned about the successful confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court, then I know you are calling, emailing, faxing and calling some more. But in the event you are too busy to think about how to express the extent of your feelings about this woman making it to the SCOTUS, a blogger friend provided the following for your convenience, and my friend received it from her friend. I know, more information than you want to know, but I want to give credit where credit is due.
While we may think Sotomayor’s succession cannot be stopped, let us not stop our opinions and protests until this segment of showtime is over. No matter how you think your Senator will vote, call, email, fax and call again anyway. Use the following as talking points, or a letter or a fax, and if you are Republican, don’t forget to include these words in your communications:
Senator, if you think that women and Hispanics will not vote for you in your next election, because you did not vote for a Hispanic woman for the Supreme Court, think again. They have no record of voting for you at any time, so vote NO on the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor.
I am writing to urge you to join with me in rejecting Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the United States Supreme Court. The essential issue with this nominee is whether she will perform her duties to the Constitution of the United States fairly, impartially, and within the context of the supreme law of our land.
[Senator] , there is no doubt that Sonia Sotomayor is a judge, but she is not a fair judge, nor has she demonstrated impartiality on the bench, nor do her previous statements reflect a willingness to fulfill her important task of interpreting the law. I may not be qualified to evaluate her judicial qualities, but I can certainly surmise that when 71.4% of her cases referred to the Supreme Court were overturned, we may justifiably question her judicial competence.
Further, [Senator], the public is already aware of statements she made with respect to making policy at the appellate court level. She may certainly deny this statement now, but there is no question that she said it, and even worse was the facial expression and tone of her voice when she made that statement. She is, in my view, far too arrogant to assume the awesome responsibilities of a Justice on the highest court in our nation.
And now finally, [Senator], let me suggest to you that a decision whether or not to confirm Sonia Sotomayor must be determined based on our country’s best interests. It is my determination as a citizen of these United States that no elected official who cares about his or her country, its people, or its hallowed traditions, can possibly vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor. I will evaluate your vote in this matter, and your decision will weigh heavily in the next elections.