Senator Vitter,

Thank you for your response sir. Please also consider the following:

In your message below you mention that you also, “…have concerns with statements she (Sotomyor) has made that indicate she may engage in judicial activism and legislate from the bench…” (emphasis mine of course)

Senator? I am not an extremist. I’m a registered independent that traditionally rides the fence somewhere between the left & the right. But more and more lately, I find myself being galvanized to the right out of stark terror at what I am seeing transpire before my eyes. And even the consideration of someone for Supreme Court Justice such as Sonya Sotomayor only serves to magnify those fears.

There can be no doubt about Sotomayor; her own words leave no doubt. What is possibly left to “consider”?

You have an opportunity here Senator, to be a voice of reason in an ever maddening political arena. I have faith that your values are solid, and that you take your oath to protect and defend the Constitution with grave seriousness. Please, bear that in mind as you summon the resolve to meet this challenge (and that of the many other recent attacks on the bedrock of our great country).

Sincerely,
Chris Beall

  

Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 9:19 AM
Subject: Responding to your message

  Dear Friend,

 Thank you for contacting me in opposition to the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

 

 Sincerely,

United States Senator

As you know, President Obama has nominated Judge Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court, which requires confirmation by the Senate. Now I will study her record and philosophy carefully.

Like you, I have concerns with statements she has made that indicate she may engage in judicial activism and legislate from the bench rather than simply interpreting and applying the law and the Constitution, which is the proper role of a Supreme Court justice. Rest assured I will keep your thoughts in mind as I carefully review Judge Sotomayor’s record and views during the confirmation process.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about any other issue important to you.

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