A Good Judge

June 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Opinion

It has not taken long for Obama to have the opportunity to select a new Supreme Court Justice.

To be completely honest with you, I am not surprised that his selection is a female minority.

I am most surprised that his nominee as a record of not being a good judge.

The simple fact is you can only judge how good a Judge has been by a ratio of the number of cases judged versus the number of cases over ruled.

Using this standard, a judge would had to have a large percentage of their cases over ruled to be deemed not qualified.

I call your attention to the startling fact that Sotomayor has been over ruled 60% of the time. That is a very large number and there are only two possible reasons for such a number.

  1. Lack of knowledge of the prescribed law
  2. Legislating from the bench (most probable reason)

Congress makes laws and the Judicial branch is designed to enforce them.

Barring a miracle, Sotomayor will survive her confirmation hearings and take a seat in the Supreme Court.

The nomination of Sotomayor, as unethical as she appears to be, will mark another sad day in US History.  I am thankful that she is only replacing an existing liberal leaning judge.

I guess every dark cloud does have a silver lining.

UPDATE:
Fact Check Statistics

2 Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

June 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Opinion

I am happy to report that on May 31, 2009 60,000 babies may have been given another chance at life. I am also sad to report that more than 60,000 babies have already been killed by one man. Although the murders he committed were legal, that in no way makes them justified. I am sorry that it took the illegal actions of one man to save so many lives. I am not trying to glorify the man who shot the doctor, as with any murder it is a heinous act and will be handled in a court of law. I do feel bad that this gentleman felt he had no other recourse but to take matters into his hands to save these children. No one who is truly Pro-Life can feel justified by the murder of another human. I do pray for this man’s soul and the family of the doctor. If there is ever to be any justice in this world we will have to decide what the value of a human life is, especially that of an innocent child.

There are zealots in every walk of life and in every belief system. Not all people who are Pro-life want to kill an abortion doctor most simply want to stop the killing of innocent babies. The most important thing to remember, in the words of Edmund Burke, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”