Take note of these names, Senator Richard Lugar (Indiana), Senator Mel Martinez (Florida), and Senator Olympia Snow (Maine). These three Republican Senators are set to cave in to political pressure, or there own liberal leanings, and vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as the 111th Associate Justice to the Supreme Court. I know there is political pressure to confirm Sotomayor because she is a woman and Hispanic, but do those things matter. I say that because of this fact that no one has had the common sense to address. The Constitution is a fixed document. Before a liberal dies of shock yelling at the computer screen "it is not, we can amend it", I know that. The Congress and the states can institute the amendment process. Once an amendment is ratified, the Constitution is again a fixed document. As far as the Supreme Court is concerned, the Constitution is fixed. The opinions of an Associate Justice, their life experience, gender, ethnic background, or religious beliefs should be immaterial in the confirmation process. What matters is their view of the Constitution as it concerns the intent of the framers and the subsequent amendments. A white man or a Hispanic woman should come to the same decision if they are strictly abiding by the Constitution and not trying to legislate from the bench. The Republicans need to do two things. One, they need to fight the liberal agenda being pushed by Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi. Two, they need to eliminate from there ranks the spineless "moderate" wing of the party. The shot was fired across the conservative bow by Obama with this nomination. If there was any doubt that he is a liberal, now there should be no doubt. Republicans, a note for your future, the only reason that there is any bi-partisanship in Washington right now is so that you can share in the Democrat humiliation once their liberal, socialist policies destroy our economy and eventually bring upon our leaders the wrath of the people at the voting booth. Republicans, distance yourselves now and fight this agenda.