Urge the U.S. Senate to Protect the Constitution

Urge the U.S. Senate to Protect the Constitution
Family Research Council
Take Action Alert

May 26, 2009

Dear Friends, Tuesday President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing retiring Justice David Souter. As this nomination moves forward, much will be said and written about Sotomayor, who currently sits on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Will she decide cases based on the law and sound precedent, or is she a judge who will use cases as an opportunity to impose her personal views on the nation – with no right of appeal for us, the American people?

During a 2005 panel discussion at the Duke University Law School, Sotomayor stated that the “Court of Appeals is where policy is made.” With all due respect, the American public wants judges who interpret the law and do not act as life-tenured, judicially empowered social engineers. President Obama promised us a jurist committed to the “rule of law,” not a legislator with a lifetime appointment to remake public policy.

Contact your two senators today and urge them not to rush to judgment on Sotomayor or approve her based on her biography. Ask the Senate to use the hearing process to examine both her public record and her public comments. The court term for 2009-2010 does not begin until early October, so there is no need to push for immediate hearings. The Senate must take the time to ask the tough questions, fully examine the nominee’s record, and protect our Constitution.

Thank you and God bless you.


Tony Perkins

P.S. Please forward this email to friends and family and urge them to contact their two U.S. Senators as well.

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