KAGAN: ANOTHER RADICAL MASQUERADING AS A MODERATE
Jim Kouri, CPP
May 21, 2010
While President Barack Obama's sycophants within the mainstream media are attempting to paint the President's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, as a moderate, it's the blogosphere and talk radio that are exposing her radical politics which are more akin to those of Obama than those of the Founding Fathers.
For example, during the Bush Administration's battle against radical Islamic terrorists, Kagan said the tactics being used to protect Americans resembled those of a Third-World banana republic.
She also accused lawmakers, who wished to limit the reach of the Supreme Court in the Executive Branch's warfighting power, of being "fundamentally lawless."
While Kagan never served as a judge in any court, her opponents believe there are other events in her background that require review by the U.S. Senate during her confirmation.
As the Dean of the Harvard School of Law, Kagan barred military recruiters from campus during a time of war, because of the Clinton Administration's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding homosexuals in the military. Ironically, she did not turn down a position in the Clinton Administration.
"In a time of war and escalating radical Islamic threats, Supreme Court Justice Nominee Elena Kagan shamelessly disregarded the safety of our country to promote her personal politics. Kagan was the Dean at Harvard Law School when she kicked military recruiters off campus because of the "don't ask don't tell policy," which bars individuals who are openly gay or bisexual from joining the military," according to Alan M. Gottlieb at the American Political Action Committee
According to GOPUSA.com and other blogs on the right, Kagan herself is allegedly suspected of being a lesbian, therefore many will understand her aversion to any policy that targets homosexuals. However, the same accusation was made in the aftermath Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayer's nomination and had no bearing on her confirmation.
“President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court is irresponsible. Ms. Kagan is a liberal activist and political operative with no experience as judge. A Supreme Court nominee ought to have significant practical experience as a lawyer or a judge — especially a nominee for thee nation's highest court. Her decision to throw military recruiters off the campus of Harvard Law School during a time of war shows she is far to the left of mainstream America," said Tom Fitton, president of the legal-watchdog group Judicial Watch.
"The fact that she continued to work in the Clinton White House after it became clear that President Clinton lied under oath raises questions about her ethical judgment. And her record, as spotty as it is, shows that Ms. Kagan is a committed liberal judicial activist," Fitton added.
Tea Party activists have been advised to pay close attention to Kagan's nomination. With looming constitutional battles ranging from Obamacare to illegal immigration, the United States Senate should ensure that only a justice who will strictly interpret the U.S. Constitution is approved, according to several conservative and moderate attorneys.
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There’s no reason to believe that Ms. Kagan meets the standard strict interpretation. Her friend and idol Barack Obama doesn't believe in "original intent" so why should his nominee.
Given the stakes, every U.S. Senator should know that the upcoming vote on Ms. Kagan will be as closely watched as their votes on Obamacare, said Judicial Watch's Fitton.
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