Hairstyle Shouldn’t Be Racial Issue
The House of Representatives has passed the ”Crown Act,” which would prohibit racial discrimination based on hairstyle and texture. I don’t think that people should be discriminated against because of their hairstyle, color or texture. But why does race, or gender, have to be even mentioned. I am a true believer in equality, and it bothers me that some people want us separated by race, tribe and ethnicity.
Law And Experience Not Basis For Supreme Court Nominee
Members of two of the three branches of the federal government are (theoretically) selected by the citizens of the country by means of (theoretically) free and fair elections. This is because the founders wanted The People to decide who would represent (not rule) them in matters concerning the country overall. State and local governments are (theoretically) there to deal with events that affect only the state and local citizens. The federal government is (theoretically) an impartial body that oversees things that affect the majority, if not the entire, country.
The Supreme Court is the third branch of government and is unique in that they are not elected by the people but instead are nominated by the president and, after a vetting process, selected by the Senate. One of the major reasons it’s the Senate that makes the final approval is because every state is equally represented in that branch. No one or two states can be the deciding factor due to their size.
As I said earlier, the president makes a nomination based (theoretically) on what they know about the individual, their experience, their record and how close to being neutral they can be, based on the law and how it is written, when making their rulings.
While I’ll admit that past presidents (R & D) haven’t always held strictly to those guidelines, they have tried. And as we all know you can’t satisfy everybody but you can come close.
Then there is Slow Uncle Joe.
His handlers in the (National Socialist) Democrat Party have been salivating over the idea of being able to fill a seat on the high court and now that it’s here. And they have shown their true colors through their puppet when he announced what his nominee standards will be.
Highly experienced? No. A record of neutral decisions? No. An ability to make rulings based on the law, not their personal beliefs and feelings? No.
His standards are really quite simple – be a “woman of color” who cares less about what the law says and more about her personal beliefs and social standards. No men, no whites and no “people of color” who believe in what the law is versus how it will support “social justice.”
We the unwilling, led by the uncaring are very close to getting what we deserve for our lack of participation … well, most of us anyway.
“Live free or die!”
Awwww…Alan doesn’t like the idea that a racially well rounded SCOTUS actually makes perfect sense. But to address the question of her qualifications (which Alan conveniently left out):
Jackson served on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for nearly 8 years, giving her more trial court experience than any sitting Supreme Court justice and more than any justice since Edward Sanford, who was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1923.
She would be the first justice with substantial criminal defense experience since Thurgood Marshall retired in 1991.
Jackson has been confirmed by the Senate on a bipartisan basis three times. In 2021, Jackson was confirmed to the United States Circuit Court for the District of Columbia with the support of Republican Sens. Murkowski, Collins, and Graham.
When Jackson was nominated to the D.C. Circuit, she received support from Supreme Court clerks for Justices Scalia, Thomas, Rehnquist, Kennedy, Souter, and O’Connor.
To say this woman is NOT qualified is a lie. Diversity of the SCOTUS is critical to be sure all Americans are fairly represented. Bigoted right wing voters may disagree but that is my reason # 122 for leaving the republican party in 2016. And also why I support the nomination of judge Jackson.
Just what we need….a “token” Supreme Court Justice. Might be tuff to live with that distinction, or maybe not.
According to Jefferson, our 200 years are up. Long time now.
With reference to the “Crown Act”. It may not be needed now, but wait, it will be used in the future. That is the long plan for acts of this nature. Just wait and see!!!
What happened to the idea about smartest and brightest fit the highest court in the land!!!! Not a puppet that espouses only ideas that come from the bench and not from our Constitution and current laws of America.If it’s a woman,black or white,Man black or white.Also the Asian people are and have been a part of our society for a good long while…Why shouldn’t they be considered for this job .I guess they are too smart for all the others in America to accept:it seems they outshine most blacks and whites in America.So if we are looking at the best it should be Asian. Whether Democrat or Republican!!!!!! What do you think??????
It bothers me too, Chuck. It bothers me immensely that the Federal Government believes it has the authority to delve into what hairstyle you and I choose to wear. But it proves what I’ve been saying for years – that we are living in a totalitarian society.
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free”. Goethe.
You are an idiot. The bill protects your right to wear your hair anyway you like. It doesn’t tell you what hair hair style you can or can’t wear.
No, you are an idiot! So there!
=== and that is the level of debate we get from Captious Chris, the resident Village Idiot.
He’s either 7 years old, or has the mentality of a 7 year old.
Nope. I pointed specifically to why I believe you to be an idiot. And I stand by that statement.
..and I didn’t say that the government was dictating what hairstyle we must wear, did I?
Read it again Einstein, and try to focus this time.
You really are a bloody moron. Glad you left the GOP – you belong on the Left.