Thursday, July 1, 2010

Elena Kagan - #1908 - Obsruction of Obama's Justice - Family Research Council

Elena Kagan who? According to a C-SPAN poll, 81% of the country has no idea who this woman is. But then, neither do the 19% of us who can actually name the potential Supreme Court Justice--the Senate included. After this week's hearings on the Hill, still very little is known about the woman who could take a permanent seat on America's highest court. Since her official nomination, Elena Kagan has been all over the news, but her positions on key issues have been all but invisible. With the exception of a few major controversies in her past, Americans, including Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) are frustrated by her evasiveness. "Why should we have this dance if we're not going to find out real answers about real issues about what you really believe?" he said during Monday's hearing. By saying so little about her beliefs and backtracking on others (like her disdain for the military), she revealed nothing about how she would perform as a judge--a job, ironically, that she has never held. There are, however, plenty of clues about her fanatical support for abortion and homosexuality.

In one of the more heated exchanges Wednesday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) grilled the former Harvard Law Dean on her most shocking move--blocking the military from campus recruiting. Kagan insisted that her protest didn't affect recruitment (which actually makes her decision even more stunning). "If the policy had no impact on recruiting at Harvard... what possible purpose could it serve other than to stigmatize the military?" Sen. Cornyn asked. "I think the purpose of the policy... was certainly not to stigmatize the military," Kagan offered. "The purpose of the policy was to express support for our students who were being discriminated against--for our gay and lesbian students who wanted to be in the military."  Read more......

The Limitless Power of Obama-Kagan Nomination - Heritage Foundation - This Sunday, our nation will celebrate Independence Day, which commemorates the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration preamble reads: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The fact that we as a nation came together every year to celebrate this document might lead many Americans to believe that a Supreme Court Justice should take the Declaration of Independence into account when they are interpreting the Constitution. Elena Kagan is not one of those Americans. Under questioning from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) yesterday, Kagan admitted: “To be honest with you, I don’t have a view of what are natural rights independent of the Constitution.” And Kagan’s disturbing indifference to the existence of natural rights is just one of the many frightening revelations her confirmation hearing has produced. On Tuesday, Sen. Coburn pressed Kagan about the limits the Constitution places on Congress’ power to control what Americans do:   Read more.......

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