What is affirmative action, and should it be applied to the United States Supreme court?
“Affirmative Action,” is a politically-crafted term thought to have been first used on March 6, 1961, in Executive Order 10925 by President John F. Kennedy. It was designed to redress inequalities of systemic discrimination based on race, creed, color, or national origin.
WHEREAS discrimination because of race, creed, color, or national origin is contrary to the Constitutional principles and policies of the United States; and 13 CFR 1960 Supp.
WHEREAS it is the plain and positive obligation of the United States Government to promote and ensure equal opportunity for all qualified persons, without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin, employed or seeking employment with the Federal Government and on government contracts; and
WHEREAS it is the policy of the executive branch of the Government to encourage by positive measures equal opportunity for all qualified persons within the Government; and
WHEREAS it is in the general interest and welfare of the United States to promote its economy, security, and national defense through the most efficient and effective utilization of all available manpower; and
WHEREAS a review and analysis of existing Executive orders, practices, and government agency procedures relating to government employment and compliance with existing non-discrimination contract provisions reveal an urgent need for expansion and strengthening of efforts to promote full equality of employment opportunity; and
WHEREAS a single governmental committee should be charged with responsibility for accomplishing these objectives:
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
PART I—ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
SECTION 101. There is hereby established the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity.
It is little more than reverse racism that demands that we punish one identity class to benefit another identity class to redress historical and systemic wrongs. In essence, overriding education, experience, and merit to base decisions on identity characteristics.
Now expanded to include gender and sexual origination, this political construct is dishonest trickery that purports to provide equal opportunities to designated minorities in the general population. Made even more intellectually dishonest by those positing that identity is a mutable construct that can be self-determined at will.
Joe Biden is deliberately violating equal opportunity for ALL qualified persons by eliminating qualified individuals by race and gender…
Can Biden’s judicial nomination process be judicially reviewed by the Supreme Court? Probably not because it involves separation of powers issues and an inherent conflict of interest among Court members. But the Senate can be held accountable for confirming an unqualified candidate or one who does not appear to be a neutral arbiter of the Constitution of the United States.
The Founding Fathers never envisioned a nine-member ruling body…
We live in a world where nine, at least for now, unelected political appointees whose decisions can determine the course of our nation as well as individual lives. Unfortunately, the Court has become highly politicized and polarized, in such a manner that the Justices now ignore or torture the very Constitution they are sworn to protect and defend. Without personal consequences, the Justices can essentially usurp the role of both the Executive and Legislative branches of government.
Now we have a President who appears to be cognitively impaired, openly declaring that the superficialities of color and sex trump knowledge, experience, and competence.
Even though the appointment of another liberal justice, even one farther to the left of the existing Court's liberals, is unlikely to tip the Court’s overall ideological balance, it is a bad precedent from a President who defines the meaning of bad precedents. An openly corrupt President that cannot think or speak coherently on matters of state and who requires omnipresent minders to, literally, clean up after him.
Hold your state’s Senators responsible if they promote Joe Biden’s racism and his nomination for the Supreme Court. Especially Senator Lindsey Graham, who believes all Presidents should be able to select nominees of their choice and have them confirmed. Let us not forget that it was the preening and pontificating Graham who confirmed a radical liberal -- Sotomayor -- to the bench and announced that the Senate should give great deference to a President's judicial nominees.
Lindsey Graham said nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court would make it 'look more like America,' not affirmative action
"Put me in the camp of making sure the court and other institutions look like America," the senator said. "You know, we make a real effort as Republicans to recruit women and people of color to make the party look more like America. Affirmative action is picking somebody not as well qualified for past wrongs." <Source>
[OCS: I cannot help but wonder if the politically-powerful corrupt, racist, communist, James Clyburn (D-SC), has Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) by the cojones?]
The purpose of the Court is not to look like America; it is to be a neutral arbiter of the Constitution and disagreements between the states and use its power of judicial review, ensuring that each branch of government recognizes the limits of its own power. It is the Court of last resort for administering blind justice.
We are so screwed.