Obama nominee models Dred Scott Chief Justice. FDR Klan nominee struck at religion.
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With the nomination of Judge Sotomayor, once again, the American house is divided over the Democrats’ insistence that race, that “cultural experience” and identity politics replace the foundation that is the Constitution of the United States.
Those who disagree with this fundamental attempt to change our society from a nation of law to a nation ruled by the racial whims of a Roger Taney or Sonia Sotomayor should take heart and wisdom from Mr. Lincoln:
“We shall not fail,” Lincoln said that day, “if we stand firm, we shall not fail. Wise counsels may accelerate or mistakes delay it, but sooner or later the victory is sure to come.” Lincoln was right.
How many today will follow Lincoln’s call under similar circumstances to “fight the battle through, under the constant hot fire of a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy”? How many will have the courage to ignore Sotomayor’s own race just as Lincoln had the courage to ignore the popularity of a whit e male chief justice in a day when only white men could vote?
The question now is how many Republicans will have Abraham Lincoln’s courage to stand on the Republican Party’s very birthright as bequeathed by Lincoln himself? To oppose as Lincoln did — win, lose or draw — injecting the politics of race into the Constitution of the United States? To oppose Sonia Sotomayor’s use of racial politics just as Lincoln opposed Roger Taney’s racial politics and the Dred Scott decision?
We will see.