Rufus Sanders' latest letter had some worthwhile observations, but he missed a few things.
Sotomayer will be confirmed and is very experiences. It would be good to have a Hispanic female on the Supreme Court. Let's hope empathy has noting to do with her decisions, only interpreting the Constitution. She said, in 2001, that she could do better, because of her background, than a group of white men. We'll see.
You say Michael Vick is an idiot but we should forgive him. Do you forgive President Bush for some of his errors? We forgave President Carter, whom you never seem to remember. He was one of the worst heads of government, ever. You bring up Reagan, the man who ended the Cold War and got the Berlin Wall down, quite a bit. They are only as good as the people around them, however. I feel sorry for Obama having to listen to Pelosi, Biden and George Soros.
The fiasco at Notre Dame was not the demonstrations, Mr. Sanders, but the fact that a current president, while in Illinois voted against the ban on late term abortion and is now sending abortion money around the world. He should not be commencements speaker at a Catholic university when the basis of the Catholic Church says abortion is unjust murder, as we know. Of course, violence is never the answer, but the demonstrators at Notre Dame were peaceful in nature. Let's hope the bishops deal with the president of Notre Dame in a professional manner. There have been enough mistakes of silence in the past 30 years.
I deeply respected Martin Luther King. Please don't use his name in the same paragraph as Proposition 8 again. This isn't really a civil rights issue. Marriage is between a man and a woman, only. You say that in the end democracy's freedom will prevail. I say that in the very end, only God will prevail.