Letter to Barbara Grutter
Here is an e-mail I wrote to Barbara Grutter, the defeated plaintiff in Grutter v. Bollinger:
Dear Miss Grutter:
I’m pleased to have a chance to write to you and tell you how much I admire you for taking that fight to the Supreme Court. So few people are willing to take a stand.
Unfortunately, our side lost, and now your name is associated forever with this disastrous Supreme Court decision. But you are like Dred Scott, a plaintiff with a righteous cause who was turned down by an unrighteous Supreme Court.
I like your article at NRO very much. The cowardly quality you describe in the head of the Michigan GOP is exactly what is wrong with the Republicans and the establishment conservatives. One would have thought there would be mass outrage and protest by conservatives at the decision, but in fact the response has been very weak. The reason is that most “conservatives” today do not have principles different from those of liberalism. So when push comes to shove, they surrender. But that cannot be allowed to happen. You are exactly right that nothing less is at stake than our identity as a people. If we now become a country officially based on this race preference system, it will be hard for people to say, America, the land of individual rights.
With best regards,