Obama's Court pick Kagan a dangerous judicial
Call your senators today and urge them to vote "No" on
Elana Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court
June 26, 2010
Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on President
Obama's nominee to the United States Supreme Court, current Solicitor General
Her nomination should be opposed for any number of reasons
- She is a judicial activist, who agrees with former Justice Thurgood Marshall
that the Constitution given to us by the Framers was "defective" and that it
contained "outdated notions of liberty, justice and equality."
- Her "judicial hero" is former Israeli justice Aharon Barak, who said a judge
"may give a statute a new meaning...[t]he statute remains as it was, but its
meaning changes, because the court has given it a new meaning that suits new
- She is anti-military and pro-homosexual. While dean of the Harvard Law
School, she kicked military recruiters off campus, in defiance of a federal law
which had been upheld by the Supreme Court on a unanimous vote. She said she
"abhorred" the military's ban on open homosexual service, and called it a "moral
injustice of the first order."
- She believes in the supremacy of international law over the Constitution.
While dean at Harvard Law, she dropped the required course in the Constitution
and replaced it with a required course on international law.
- She is pro-abortion and anti-life. She has contributed financially to
pro-abortion groups, and believes that abortions should be taxpayer funded.
- She believes that the government may ban political pamphlets and books
during an election season, in violation of the First Amendment's free speech
- She is anti-Second Amendment. She is "not sympathetic" to the claim that
individuals have the right to keep and bear arms under the Constitution.
- She is pro-Muslim. At the same time she kicked military recruiters off
campus, she allowed Saudi Arabia to recruit lawyers for work on
- She is anti-capitalist and pro-socialist, once writing glowingly of
Former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork said that
if Kagan is confirmed "you will have a court that is much more to the left than
we have today."