Sandy Froman Urges Opposition to Sotomayor

Over at Townhall:

A heated debate has started in the U.S. Senate over her opposition to the right to keep and bear arms. This issue, which has decided the fate of presidential elections, could also decide her nomination. Gun owners, and especially the members of the National Rifle Association, must aggressively oppose Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

We have to see what kind of opposition to her can be generated, and I think also get an idea as to whether we’ll have enough Democrats to block not only her, but to insist on a pro-Second Amendment nominee.  A lot will come out in the hearings.  Given that she’s against incorporation, and given that’s our immediate goal, she is definitely a problem.

I’m just skeptical Obama will put anyone on the court that will vote the way we want.  At best, I think he finds someone who hasn’t said much about the Second Amendment, says all the right things in the confirmation hearings, but still ultimately votes against us.

6 thoughts on “Sandy Froman Urges Opposition to Sotomayor”

  1. I’ve been vacillating … oppose … stay cool. Not that my opinion matters.

    Today, Im in the oppose camp. Make it painful for the O to nominate these types. Maybe, he’ll slip up and give us a conservative Souter next time.

    Souter by the way is a great example of the failure of the Republican big tent. Instead us resigning when a Republican was in office, he did so with a Dem. Thanks for the loyality. The jerk even stuck to the Bush’s, since Bush 1 nominated him

  2. All right fellows, please don’t hate me, but I have to tell you I am an originalist. I believe in the sovereignty of the States and of the people therein. I believe that State sovereignty is essential to protect the people from tyranny by the national government. I believe the Bill of Rights was written to protect the sovereignty of the States as well as the rights and freedoms of the individual from national usurpation by limiting the national government, not the States. One of the greatest threats to individual freedom is the diminution of the States’ power to protect us from the central government. To me, the incorporation theory weakens that power while greatly expanding national authority far beyond Sen. Bingham’s intended scope. I consider national power a far greater threat to my rights and freedoms than my local authorities. Plus, I could always move to another, more freedom-minded State if I had to. But I can’t repair to a free-er nation! Now, I must give notice that my State has a Constitutional provision that reads exactly like the second half of the 2A, which makes my position more palatable for me. But I trust our Founders’ wisdom. Incorporation has been used and abused by the central government to attack majority rights and individual as well as community freedom-of-choice to live and govern ourselves as “seems most likely to effect our safety and happiness,” especially in the realm of religious values. I find it outrageous that “incorporation” didn’t begin until 57 years after the Amendment was ratified, when the last author and ratifier had died and could not testify to the spuriousness of that theory. Clearly, the Fourteenth simply requires States to treat everyone equally under the law. If I can have an assault rifle, my minority neighbor can have one. If State Law forbids his carry, it must equally forbid mine. But whether to allow me (and my neighbor) to have automatic rifles, pray in school, or provide paid maternity leave is up to the State legislature or State Contitution, not the federal Congress or the Bill of Rights.
    You guys know my posts – I cherish an unlimited right of law-abiding citizens to bear fully automatic military combat arms as much as anyone. But part of the security network for our rights is strong, local sovereignty that the national authorities dare not violate. Division of powers is a more important check on national tyranny than separation of powers, and I am convinced that “incorporation” undermines it. I know most of you will disagree with me, but I don’t think Madison, Jefferson, or Patrick Henry would. I welcome debate and criticism on this. I realize I may be uninformed/misinformed on some aspects of the Fourteenth Amendment, but stripping the States of their power to protect us from national tyranny should be an evil obvious to us all.

  3. I’m hoping the Democrats get everything they want passed in both houses and Sotomayor on the SCOTUS. People have to re-learn that their actions have consequences, and all those who voted for the Democrats as well as those who spent all of their time whining about McCain not being “conservative” enough deserve a great deal of pain inflicted upon them for what they did.

    So go Dems. Wreck the United States. That’s the only way people are going to grow up and become adults again here, instead of the narcissistic children they have become over the last eight years.

  4. You will probably get half your “wish,” Rightwingprof, but I doubt the socialists will learn anything from it. If they were capable of intelligent learning they would have abandoned socialism when the Soviets collapsed. But in preparation for their wrecking of America, I encourage the purchase of militia arms and ammo – we are going to need them!

  5. When a Socialist program fails, as they all do, the reaction is to tell the electorate that success is just around the corner, and we don’t want to lose the “gains” they have given us so far. “Do not throw away the gains of the revolution.” as they said in Nicaragua.

    It didn’t work there, but it works surprisingly often.

    As to Sotomayor, I’m sure the left will find her a consistent vote, but she is looking more and more like a Harriet Meyers, not an outstanding leader to inspire crossovers. In her defense, She’s right about the Second, as it has not been incorporated. She DID say she would uphold established law, which means that she should vote for incorporation when it comes up.

    I view her like the VC in the rice paddy at the end of the runway. We knew he was there, and we knew he was shooting at our planes as they took off, but since he had never hit one, we left him there as his replacement might prove to be a better shot.

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