I watched some of the Gorsuch confirmation hearings yesterday. Democrats were clearly playing the class warfare card. This was a strategy revealed before the hearings even began. Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono summed it up with her statement:
“I have not seen that the rights of minorities are a priority for you. In fact, a pattern jumps out at me, you rarely seem to find in favor of the ‘little guy.’”
The statement itself implies that the Democrats expect a judge to begin with the scales tilting slightly in favor of the “little guy.” Democrats see the judiciary as kind of a legislative spare tire.
If the legislative branch has a flat tire by not passing laws that Democrats want, then they turn to the judiciary to legislate. Unfortunately too many in the judiciary are willing to oblige.
In his responses to these types of comments from Democrat Senators, Judge Gorsuch steadfastly pointed back to the role of the judge. The role of the judge is to fairly interpret the law.
Judge Gorsuch’s position is not new. In fact it is at least several thousand years old.
“You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.” (Leviticus 19:15 NASB)
In his responses and in his rulings, Judge Gorsuch has proven that he approaches each case with the only honorable and honest mindset that a judge can have. “you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great.” That is true justice.
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