The hearings over Senate consent of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomeyor are little more than window dressing and going through the motions. Sotomeyor will be approved by the Senate. Not because she is a brilliant jurists or a fair minded executor of the law, but because the immoral and corrupt Senate will overlook her racial and judicial activism and approve her politically. Sotomeyor is not a political lightweight. She is a judicial activist, whose own case has been overturned by the Supreme Court. And while she is making statements under oath that seem reasonable and have been reported so by the news media, her past is prologue.
Nevertheless, the Senate is incapable of making a moral and ethical decision on any Supreme Court nominee or any other subject for that matter. The problem is not the subject material or the person before them. The problem is that they are so blinded by party politics and evil mindedness that the collective Senate cannot behave circumspectly. Yes, there are a few moral men in the Senate - you can probably count them on one hand. These are the men who refuse to separate their spiritual beliefs from who they are politically. They are the men who despite being told that when they walk into the Senate chamber that they have to leave their belief system behind, they refuse.
George Washington, in his 1796 Farewell Address warned against political parties. He said the spirit of party is inseparable from our nature. He said parties result in absolute power and change by usurpation - "it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed." Then, Washington speaks of religion and morality in government. He said,
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports... Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?"Washington continued,
"And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion...reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government."Separation of your morality from your actions is impossible. Jesus said in Matthew 7:16,
"Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?"Jesus said that a corrupt tree cannot bring forth good fruit. This Senate is incapable of making consistently righteous decisions because of its very nature. But who elected it?
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