He who is without sin..

We are surrounded by scandal. It’s all over the news and the pundits are having a field day. Lately it’s been Mark Sanford and John Ensign. Before that it was Larry Craig and Eliot Spitzer, Bill Clinton and the list goes on. Politicians have been trying to score points by claiming family values and the real issue is after all hypocrisy.

So when they continued asking him, he raised himself, and said to them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. — John 8:7.

Harsh judgement is really the issue and who is without sin. This week too we’ve been treated to another spectacle of harsh judgement by Senators so blinded to their own bigotry and ethnocentrism that they have been crucifying Sonia Sotomayor in the confirmation hearings. The senators are so concerned with Judge Sotomayor conforming to their standard of judgement which is primarily a white male view that they have missed the richness that this woman brings to the table and eventually to the United States Supreme Court.

I enjoyed Judge Sotomayor’s comments on the second amendment. For too long advocacy groups like the National Rifle Association have loosely interpreted the Constitution to mean that Americans have a fundamental right to “keep and bear arms,” without any regard to the overall safety of the rest of us. I believe that Americans do have the right to keep and bear arms but within the original context of the Second Amendment and that is as part of a militia or if you will the National Guard, Army Reserves etc. That I believe was the founders intent.