Open Letter to Senate – Vote NO on Sotomayor!

Vote NO on Sotomayor!
— GOA to weigh this vote heavily in end-of-year rating

August 4, 2009

Dear Senator:

I am writing to urge you to consider this: voting for the Second Amendment is a lot more important than voting in favor of a Latina for Supreme Court.

My wife was born in Latin America and came to this country legally.  Later, she decided to become an American citizen because she believes in the principles underlying the Constitution of this country. 

She is disgusted with the campaign that would have you vote for Judge Sonia Sotomayor because the judge is an Hispanic.  Hispanics do not vote as a bloc.  It is offensive to suggest that they do.  Those promoting Sotomayor have too often resorted to that kind of insulting rhetoric.

Gun Owners of America will rate a vote against Sotomayor as a vote FOR the Constitution of the United States which you swore to uphold — a document which she has voted to disregard on numerous occasions. 

Conversely, a vote for Sonia Sotomayor will be seen as a preference for ethnic identity over the rule of law.

That is why your vote will be so heavily weighted by Gun Owners of America. 

Larry Pratt
Executive Director