Sotomayor: Labeling Illegal Immigrants Criminals Is Insulting
On the Supreme Court since 2009, Sotomayor said it was tough at first as justices made references that went over her head. She said joining the high court amounted to joining an ongoing conversation among justices who had served for years... “I figure I may not be the smartest judge on the court but I’m going to be a competent justice,” she said.
Sotomayor was asked at a talk at Yale Law School later in the day about her use of the term “undocumented immigrants” rather than the traditional illegal alien. Sotomayor characterized the issue as a regulatory problem and said labeling immigrants criminals seemed insulting to her.
“I think people then paint those individuals as something less than worthy human beings and it changes the conversation,” Sotomayor said.
Hey, La Raza: no one's painting those individuals as something less than human. We're calling them illegal aliens because they broke our laws. You know, the same laws you took a freaking oath to uphold and protect.
This is the problem with the radical left: they think they can pick and choose the laws they want to enforce. In the end, however, lawlessness begets lawlessness. And when people like this -- presumably the very authorities upon whom the law rests -- belittle the legal system or, worse, ignore it, they are unraveling the fabric that holds the civil society together.
Sotomayor and Obama are, in a subtle way, fomenting anarchy. Because when people believe that even their president and the highest court in the land can simply disregard the written law, they'll figure they can too.
Such behavior is amoral and deeply malevolent.
Hat tip: BadBlue News