Past Features

June 7, 2016

Wake up and smell the refried beans
We are in a cultural/demographic war
and voters know Trump is on our side

Patrick J. Buchanan -- June 6, 2016  
The Donald & The La Raza Judge
    And who is Curiel?
    An appointee of President Obama, he has for years been associated with the La Raza Lawyers Association of San Diego, which supports pro-illegal immigrant organizations.
    Set aside the folly of letting Clinton surrogates like the Post distract him from the message he should be delivering, what did Trump do to be smeared by a bipartisan media mob as a “racist”?
    He attacked the independence of the judiciary, we are told.
    But Presidents Jefferson and Jackson attacked the Supreme Court, and FDR, fed up with New Deal programs being struck down, tried to “pack the court” by raising the number of justices to 15 if necessary.
    Abraham Lincoln leveled “that eminent tribunal” in his first inaugural, and once considered arresting Chief Justice Roger Taney. [...]
    Does Newt think that when LBJ appointed Thurgood Marshall, ex-head of the NAACP, to the Supreme Court, he did not think Marshall would bring his unique experience as a black man and civil rights leader to the bench?
    Surely, that was among the reasons Marshall was appointed.
    When Obama named Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, a woman of Puerto Rican descent who went through college on affirmative action scholarships, did Obama think this would not influence her decision when it came to whether or not to abolish affirmative action?
    “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life,” Sotomayor said in a speech at Berkeley law school and in other forums.
    Translation: Ethnicity matters, and my Latina background helps guide my decisions.
    All of us are products of our family, faith, race and ethnic group. And the suggestion in these attacks on Trump that judges and justices always rise about such irrelevant considerations, and decide solely on the merits, is naive nonsense.
    There are reasons why defense lawyers seek “changes of venue” and avoid the courtrooms of “hanging judges.”

Excelsior (Mexico City) Columnist Carlos Loret de Mola -- July 20, 1982
"The Great Invasion: Mexico Recovers Its Own"
   A peaceful mass of people, hardworking, carries out slowly and patiently an unstoppable invasion, the most important in human history. You cannot give me a similar example of such a large migratory wave by an ant-like multitude, stubborn, unarmed, and carried on in the face of the most powerful and best-armed nation on earth.