If you didn’t think the direction of the country could get any worse under the leadership of Barack Obama, you were wrong.

This week, he nominated for the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor – a racist who mocks the notion that judges are merely supposed to interpret the law, not make it, under our constitutional system.

Do I exaggerate?

You decide.

In a 2001 speech, she said: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

I think that statement speaks for itself, but let me paraphrase: Latina women judges are better than white men judges.

Imagine the public furor if a white male judge offered the opposite assessment. Would he be nominated for the Supreme Court? Would he be confirmed? Or would he be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail?

But it’s not just empty rhetoric from Sotomayor. She means what she says – and the evidence in her decisions. Sotomayor denied 19 New Haven firefighters promotions they had earned because none of them were black.

In other words, they were discriminated against for no other reason than the color of their skin. One of them, by the way, was a fellow Hispanic.

Sotomayor is comfortable making such decisions for one reason – she has no respect for the rule of law and the constitutional limits on the judiciary branch of government. In short, she believes it is perfectly appropriate for judges to make policy, legislate from the bench, create new law where none has previously existed.

She told another audience at Duke University in 2005: “All of the legal defense funds out there, they’re looking for people with Court of Appeals experience. Because it is — Court of Appeals is where policy is made. And I know, and I know, that this is on tape, and I should never say that. Because we don’t ‘make law,’ I know. [Laughter from audience] Okay, I know. I know. I’m not promoting it, and I’m not advocating it. I’m, you know. [More laughter] Having said that, the Court of Appeals is where, before the Supreme Court makes the final decision, the law is percolating. Its interpretation, its application.”

Need more persuading this woman is an extremist and unfit to be a spectator in the Supreme Court, let alone a justice?

Sotomayor is a member of the National Council of La Raza. What is La Raza?

It bills itself as a “civil rights” organization. It would be more appropriate to say it disguises itself as such. It camouflages itself as such. It hides its real purpose and true intents as such – with the willing and skillful assistance of many of my media colleagues.

In reality, La Raza is a racist hate group – a band of “Hispanic supremacists,” if you will, though it is seldom characterized that way.

It is no more a civil rights group than the Ku Klux Klan is a group promoting the civil rights of white people. It is no more a civil rights group than the neo-Nazi scum who marched a generation ago at Skokie, Ill., with the legal protection of the American Civil Liberties Union, another misnamed organization. It is no more a civil rights group than the Aryan skinheads who victimize Jews and others they detest in trying to lift themselves up from the gutter.

La Raza is part of the movement in this country to destroy it from within by dividing and “reconquering.”

Its members and leadership are linked directly to those who believe the Southwestern U.S. was unjustly seized from Mexico in the 19th century. It should, they believe, by any means necessary, be reconstituted either as part of that thoroughly corrupt, socialist regime fled by tens of millions of refugees or as an independent, autonomous, Spanish-speaking socialist state – like the mythical land of Aztlan.

The only real differences between La Raza and the neo-Nazis and the KKK are its wealth, power and level of sophistication.

For decades now, Democratic Party politicians – and a few Republicans, like John McCain – have pandered to groups like La Raza in search of constituencies – votes. That is to be expected given the history of the Democratic Party, the party of the Klan and Jim Crow racism and, yes, even slavery. The Democratic Party is the party of division – the party of group rights rather than individual rights. It is the plantation party that rewards special interests rather than protecting the sovereignty of the individual with unalienable rights bestowed by our Creator.

What does La Raza literally mean? The race. Not surprising that Sotomayor would belong to such a group. Because that’s what she’s all about – race.

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