What SHOULD Libertarians say about Republicans who vote for Sotomayor?

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WASHINGTON — America’s third largest party Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s nomination of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, citing past rulings that public employers should discriminate in hiring based on race.

“While Judge Sotomayor deserves a fair and impartial hearing, Supreme Court justices should be nominated for their thorough knowledge of and adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman.

“By nominating Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama has made it clear he prefers an activist for his personal causes over a rational interpreter of law,” said Redpath.

It isn’t that voting for Sotomayor isn’t a “Conservative” thing to do. It’s that it isn’t a principled thing to do for a true “smaller government” Republican. A “smaller government” Republican has a real respect for the Constitution. And that includes a respect for the Bill of Rights, as well as the understanding that the 2nd Amendment is in there, along with the Tenth, and are just as important as the others.

Sotomayor isnt anything a “smaller government” Republican can possibly vote for. It is simple expediency and self flattery.

Now, the real question is for all those Libertarians who enjoy taking pot shots at Republicans for being inconsistent or hypocritical…this is inconsistent with being Republican. What say you??

At least five GOP senators on the committee — Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) and John Cornyn (Texas) — say they’re still weighing how to vote, which they say will have nothing to do with politics. Their committee votes on July 28 won’t matter, as Sotomayor’s confirmation is all but assured.

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