Is the battle to stop the appointment of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court over? Here is what Delegate Bob Marshall has to say.
Senator’s Jim Webb and Mark Warner are getting ready to vote for Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, who has been endorsed by groups eager to undo this Amendment. She also chased military recruiters off Harvard’s campus, worked to curb self-defense gun rights, and promoted abortion, including late term partial birth abortions.
When reviewing a case for Justice Thurgood Marshall as his law clerk, Kagan wrote, “I’m not sympathetic” to an African American Washington D. C. resident who had been robbed and was later arrested for carrying a gun for self defense. Part of his job was collecting money from a Laundromat. The Supreme Court rules for deciding if a case will be heard on appeal do not include a judge’s “feelings of sympathy” or lack thereof.
When the former Harvard Law School Dean was asked by Sen. Grassley if she ever considered the question of whether the Second Amendment was a right preexisting the Constitution or created by the Constitution in 1787, she responded, “I never really considered that question.” If Senators Webb and Warner want Virginians to believe they support the Second Amendment, they will have to explain a vote for Kagan.
As Solicitor General, Kagan was responsible for drafting the Justice Department’s defense against Virginia’s challenge to the individual mandate, now in Richmond federal court. Yet, to date she has refused to say if she would recuse herself from deciding any case regarding Obamacare which will come before the Supreme Court.
Kagan, who never served as a judge, gave some insight into her legal philosophy. Her judicial hero is Israeli Supreme Court Justice Aharon Barak, who pushed “the belief that the court can intervene in any issue, including budget, foreign affairs, and security, which is opposite of what existed in the past…. They took powers which were not really in their hands … The degree of activism of Barak is such that he ruined the rule of law in Israel. When you go to court, nothing is clear. It’s a gamble,” says Hebrew University political science professor, Avraham Diskin.
Elena Kagan pressured the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to change their official statement that partial birth abortion was not medically necessary for women. Past U.S. Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop said, “She was willing to replace a medical statement with a political statement that was not supported by existing medical data.” Kagan’s finesse was relied upon by the Supreme Court to keep partial birth abortion legal up to the ninth month of pregnancy.
In a May 29, 1997, memo, Kagan advised President Clinton to allow cloning human beings for the sole purpose of killing them in research. In a June 8, 1997, memo Kagan wrote there is, “no moral rationale for treating embryos created through cloning differently from embryos developed through other means (e.g. in vitro fertilization) when embryos are used solely for research.” “No sympathy” for inalienable rights either.
Elena Kagan has been endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. The HRC would not approve Kagan unless they were certain she would support same sex imitations of marriage, adoption of children by homosexuals, and transgender, cross-dressing teachers in our classrooms. Does anyone have any doubt how she will rule on these issues?
And, while Barack Obama rails against Goldman Sacks, he nominates Kagan who received $10,000 for serving as a member of the Research Advisory Council of Goldman Sachs’ Global Markets Institute.
Both Jim Webb and Mark Warner ran for office as strong Second Amendment supporters. They will alienate voters by giving the keys to public policy decision making to an elite, out-of-touch, Harvard lawyer who believes it is unconstitutional for individual Americans to defend themselves and whose idea of justice is to punish military recruiters for their obedience to a law passed by Congress which barred active homosexuals from the military.
History never gives good press to those who wash their hands of public responsibility.
Please call or email Senator’s Mark Warner and Jim Webb today! Thank you.
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Delegate Bob Marshall
Will it do any good to pester our senators about their vote on Kagan? Can you afford not to try anything that might stop her from getting on the court?