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Justice Sotomayor: Any System That Isn’t Socialist, Isn’t Fair

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Published on: October 22, 2022

“What’s fair is really a judgment of how we as a society are going to help each other.”

Some wisdom from the ‘Wise Latina.’

Sotomayor also discussed the future of law and her judicial philosophy, saying that current laws “can make it hard for us to see the legal system as fair.”

“What’s fair is really a judgment of how we as a society are going to help each other. And how to share resources that are limited in as fair a way as we can,” she said.

“Those choices aren’t mine to make as a judge, but those are made in the laws that are passed.”

Except that she, like other judges and justices, actually makes those choices all the time.

But let’s zero in on what Sotomayor is really saying here.

The legal system isn’t “fair” because fairness is about fairly sharing resources. Fairness is really socialism. And any system that isn’t socialist is going to be unfair.

That’s not an uncommon worldview on the Left, but think about how it influences her entire worldview and her rulings.

A fair outcome is not one that respects individual rights, but that violates them in order to impose a “fair” redistribution of wealth.

Biden and the Democrats and their media keep pushing the idea that the Supreme Court is illegitimate because it doesn’t rule their way. That’s partisan bias, not a standard. The basic question is does the Court serve as a check on the other two branches and keep them to their constitutional limitations? But if you believe that fairness is wealth redistribution, then you also believe that the government is the check on individuals and needs to seize their assets, their individual autonomy and their rights. And that’s what Sotomayor tries to do.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

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