- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 11, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The Greek philosopher Plato expressed his thoughts about the selection of judges in “The Republic,” Book III. “The judge should not be young; he should have learned to know evil, not from his own soul, but from late and long observation of the nature of evil in others; knowledge should be his guide, not personal experience.”

Compare that to the philosophy of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, who said: “… a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male.”

Plato would not have endorsed Judge Sotomayor.

WILSON ROWLAND

Silver Spring

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