Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oppose Kagan NOW

Oppose Kagan Now!
Call and email your Senators NOW and tell them to say NO to Elena Kagan!
June 29, 2010

The Senate Judiciary Committee has begun holding hearings on President Obama's second Supreme Court nominee, former Harvard Law School Dean and current Solicitor General (SG) Elena Kagan, so it's important that you call and email your Senators and encourage them to take a stand and to ask tough questions of this Leftist nominee!

Please take a few minutes to read this week's Phyllis Schlafly column, outlining the ways in which Elena Kagan fits in to President Obama's plan to "break free from our Constitution" and "fundamentally transform America."

A far cry from being a constitutionalist who respects the original intent of our Founding Fathers, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan:
  • Donated to Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

  • Possesses limited judicial experience - she has never decided a single case and, since serving as SG, she has only argued six cases before the Supreme Court.

  • Excluded military recruiters from Harvard Law School - and they continue to be banned to this day.

  • Joined a brief submitted to the Supreme Court that attempted to obtain a constitutional right for schools to exclude military recruiters.

  • Openly supports the use of foreign law to interpret the U.S. Constitution.

  • Donated to radical pro-abortion feminist groups with ties to pro-choice PAC Emily's List.

  • Has strong ties to abortion-advocacy organizations and has expressed admiration for activist judges who have worked to advance social policy rather than to impartially interpret the law. President Obama said, just weeks before appointing Kagan, that he was looking for someone who would be a "strong advocate for women's rights." As "women's rights" is code for "abortion rights," Elena Kagan fits the bill.

  • Condemned the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy as "a profound wrong, a moral injustice of the first order."

  • Failed to seek a Supreme Court review of a rogue Ninth Circuit ruling that threatened "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and that subjected the military to burdensome litigation.

It has also been falsely interpreted that Elena Kagan opposes same-sex marriage. Under her charge, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief that gratuitously abandoned strong grounds for defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Prominent supporter of same-sex marriage, Law Professor Dale Carpenter, celebrated the brief as "a gift to the gay-marriage movement" that "will no doubt make its way into judicial opinions." During Kagan's confirmation process when she was nominated for Solicitor General last year, she strongly signaled that if given the chance, she would invent a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Elena Kagan is answering questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee-so call and email your Senators NOW and tell them to say NO to Elena Kagan!

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