9th Circuit judicial nominee Kenneth Lee, a Korean immigrant, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning and told a wonderful story of how his father understood the American dream,
When Lee was a young boy, some other kids started making fun of him for eating Korean food at Disneyland, and after that he said he blamed his father and to him he wanted to go back to Korea.
But his father told him something that he remembers to this day about the American dream.
By itself that is an amazing story of how his father knew in his gut that America was a land where anyone could live the American dream, no matter who you are or the color of your skin.
But what’s more amazing about the story is that Lee now embodies that lesson from his father as he sits before the Senate Judiciary Committee as a nominee for the 9th Circuit.
It’s no wonder he remembers that story so fondly, because if he had his way as a child, his life would have been dramatically different back in South Korea.
This is why so many of us love America and why we want to protect the vision of the founders that we see in our Constitution. There’s nothing like true liberty and freedom, especially to those who’ve experience the opposite.
Just based on this one video, it sounds like Lee will make one heck of a justice on the 9th Circuit.