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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Obliterated the Bootstrap Myth

Yahoo! Style, by Terry Carter

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 7/11/2017 9:53:27 PM

If you´ve been paying attention to politics lately, you´ve definitely heard the phrase "pull oneself up by one´s bootstraps." The term is most often used to refer to the belief that any citizen in the United States, regardless of social or economic status, can get ahead in life on their own merit, without seeking help from others or the federal government. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who also happens to be the first Latina justice to serve on the highest court in the land, recently shared her own thoughts about the contentious talking point for many fiscal conservatives during

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At least Yahoo puts her comments in their ´Style´ category. A legal scholar she is not.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Tsquare, 7/11/2017 10:00:17 PM     (No. 11316011)

Heck no, nobody is "entitled to help" to get ahead. All w

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 7/11/2017 10:27:25 PM     (No. 11316034)

The admitted sexist, racist now admits she is nothing more than your basic quota. Is it any wonder her ´work´ as a SCOTUS Legislator reflects the accomplishment bestowed upon a quota?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kono, 7/11/2017 10:47:44 PM     (No. 11316043)

"Those people who believe that everyone must pull themselves up - they don´t believe that people are entitled to help."

If people are entitled to receive that help, then who is entitled to give it? Whose freedom does she think should be sacrificed in order to provide others with that help?

Not just talking about tax funding... If more help is needed than available helpers, whom does the government draft into serves to provide that help?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono, 7/11/2017 10:48:42 PM     (No. 11316044)

(service, not serves)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dipi, 7/11/2017 10:52:36 PM     (No. 11316046)

To her, help is an entitlement.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: harper, 7/12/2017 12:02:23 AM     (No. 11316088)

There ain´t no bootstrap that would survive any attempt to lift her up...maybe a backhoe.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/12/2017 12:07:06 AM     (No. 11316092)

Aw yes, the wise Latrina.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 7/12/2017 12:19:57 AM     (No. 11316101)

She´s an intellectual pygmy.

Barely able to construct a complete sentence.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 7/12/2017 1:06:31 AM     (No. 11316113)

Unfortunately. The champion of not working your way up by your own hard work and accomplishments and relying on affirmative action to put you a step ahead of the finish line...
Is the zero accomplished, D student, pot-smokin, scared of confrontation, worst president we ever had. Your benefactor, also known as, M´Lady Obama.
Yah, those bootstraps suck when you´re dumb and untalented.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/12/2017 1:10:28 AM     (No. 11316115)

Affirmative Action overrides the Peter Principle.

What a crock. What barriers do minorities face today? We are the ones stepped over no matter what experience we have for minorities.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pchristopher, 7/12/2017 1:40:19 AM     (No. 11316128)

Almost every time I hear an angry minority member talk about this country, the idea will usually pop up about how this country did not do one damn thing to help them. Well, I´m sorry....you´re promised life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness....not the guarantee of it. I don´t recall the Declaration of Independence talking about getting free stuff or your ´fair share´. You can go to Canada if that´s what you´re looking for.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 7/12/2017 4:54:51 AM     (No. 11316170)

Sotomayor seems to be saying that she was entitled not only to a education, but an education at the "best"schools, Princeton and Yale, even though she had NOT proven herself qualified to be there.

The reality is that many people placed in schools they were not qualified to attend end up flunking our and being frustrated and not getting a college education at all.

Further, if potential students are not qualified, then anyone would be able to attend and there is not room for everybody to attend. It also blocks those who ARE qualified from attending.

The old fashioned idea was that each generation better PREPARED itself for more challenging roles in society. First, all graduated High School. The next generation went to trade school or college. The next went to better colleges or got advanced degrees. Each generation prepared itself better and PROVED it was ready for the next level.

Sotomayor won the education lottery and thinks that she earned it. She lacks basic understanding of law and substitutes her opinions in it´s place and we are all the poorer for it. That lack of understanding is due to her being given a hand up and skipping over the preparation she needed to earn her position.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/12/2017 6:44:07 AM     (No. 11316219)

Unfortunately, she is emblematic of many judges I see these days.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jjs, 7/12/2017 7:44:53 AM     (No. 11316278)

Kind of explains how Obama got to be president, he was entitled to it.

To another point, who determines who is entitled and not?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pessimist, 7/12/2017 8:59:09 AM     (No. 11316348)

I´m a minority. Give me your money.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: tank, 7/12/2017 10:13:24 AM     (No. 11316432)

"Those people who believe that everyone must pull themselves up - they don´t believe that people are entitled to help."

She´s falsely defining the conservative view to begin with. No conservative believes that people are not entitled to help. What we believe is that we make our own way and own our own actions. Everybody needs help now and again, but you have to reach out to get that assistance.

You have to plough your own ground, so to speak.

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