She embodies the American Dream!
What I’d like to know is why nobody’s talking about the Obama years compared to the America Sotomayor grew up in.
Her family had a lot of opportunity. She climbed in the ranks of Federal judgedom (altough her legal opinions were rather tame). Her nomination is being hailed as a trimuph for women and Hispanics.
But that’s not the American dream. The American dream is not to show up and be lauded for simply being a racial statistic. Or a gender statistic. The American dream deals with opportunity.
Now, compare what Sotomayor grew up in with what Obama’s putting together now. His advisors are talking about a 10% VAT. The government is seizing privately owned companies, and selecting who closes their doors and who doesn’t. It’s giving large chunks of a private company to a union. It’s proposing environmental caps for the poorly-defined “pollution class”. It’s allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire. The economy is still hemorrhaging jobs. Income from businesses has drastically declined. Meanwhile, Big Business and The Rich are villified.
Is this truly the land of Sotomayor’s Opportunity? Or has Obama leveraged so much bureaucratic oppression on John Q. Public that these opportunities are few and far between.
Unless you’re an example of how empathetic you are.
Make no mistake– a Sotomayor story like hers won’t spring from a heavy-handed Democratic government. Freedom doesn’t spring from the Government. It springs from the ingenuity of the People.