ELENA KAGAN – SUPREME COURT NOMINEE

I am posting this in its entirely as I received it from another patriotic American, an old retired submariner.  Thanks, Dolphin!

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

Elena Kagan is one of the most dangerous nominees President Obama could have selected for the Supreme Court.  Because she has no judicial experience and has very little on public record to examine, she is a true “stealth” candidate.
But what is being uncovered about her positions on key issues is alarming.  See below. – Mat

Richard,

Monday, President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his candidate to replace retiring Supreme Court
Justice John Paul Stevens.

Since then, as expected, more information is being uncovered about Kagan and her viewpoints. What we are finding is that
she closely mirrors many of President Obama’s most radical social and legal positions and that her political and legal
philosophy is well outside the mainstream of American thought.

++Kagan is pro-homosexual rights.

Kagan’s zeal for homosexual rights would taint her rulings at the Court involving family and marriage cases. For instance, she has voiced strong opposition to key phrases in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  Unfortunately, she has allowed her personal view to cloud her reading of the law when it comes to these issues.

++Kagan holds anti-faith positions and sentiments.

Elena Kagan has expressed hostility toward faith-based organizations working with the federal government, claiming that the underlying reason for these organizations’ participation is the promotion of their religion.

This clear bias could limit the impact of faith-based groups on public policy decisions if she were to have a seat on the Supreme Court. Kagan seemingly holds to the old, discredited fable that there must be a “separation between church and state.”

++Kagan despises the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

“I abhor the military’s discriminatory recruitment policy” she said in defense of banning military recruiters from the Harvard Law School campus during a time of war. Disagreeing with her biased perspective, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned the ban she instituted.

++Kagan laments our “defective” Constitution.

Ms. Kagan has called the Constitution “defective” and shares President Obama’s view that we should have an “evolving” or “living” Constitution, thus marginalizing its ultimate legal authority.  In that vein, she has written about a supposed need to significantly increase the power of the Executive Branch at the expense of legislative bodies.

Here’s the bottom line:

The bench of the Supreme Court of the United States requires individuals who have a keen understanding of the law and an ability to
interpret the law without invoking their own personal experiences and prejudices. Elena Kagan, lacking experience as a judge, simply does not have this proven ability.

++ Citizen BARRAGE to oppose the nomination of Elena Kagan.

President Obama has once again placed our nation in a precarious situation by nominating Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens upon his retirement.  Here’s what I’m asking you to do…

#1 – Fax Your Senators!

We must stop the nomination of Elena Kagan before it gains momentum. That’s why I want to launch a massive FAX BARRAGE to flood the Senate with a crystal clear message:

“OPPOSE THE NOMINATION OF ELENA KAGAN!”

I’m asking every member of the Liberty Counsel team to press hard on targeted Members of the Senate with this strong message.
Your faxes will be scheduled to be delivered with thousands of other citizens’ faxes as part of our massive FAX BARRAGE
beginning NOW!

Go here to schedule your targeted faxes:

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=27799&CID=313&RID=24444534

If you prefer, we always encourage you to send your own faxes.
We have provided all the information you need to reach
Senators here:

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=27800&CID=313&RID=24444534

++What does President Obama see in Elena Kagan?

Many observers are saying he sees himself! Kagan is Barack Obama’s long-time collaborator and political supporter. Her generous donations to Obama and his party are public record. It is reported that between 2000 and 2008, Kagan contributed $12,550 to Democrats, more than half of it going to Obama’s various campaigns.

Wendy Long, attorney and former clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, recently said that Kagan is “Obama’s soul mate when it comes to the Constitution and the law – She is dangerous because she will be there [on the Supreme Court] for so long and can do so much damage.”

The Associated Press characterized her nomination this way:  “At 50 years old, Kagan would be the youngest justice on the Court, which would give her the opportunity to extend Obama’s legacy for a generation.”

As I have said before, Barack Obama’s socialist “legacy” should not be extended by so much as a week, let alone a generation.  But as she proved while getting support for a radical restructuring of Harvard’s law curriculum, Kagan IS a consensus builder and that’s why she is such a dangerous choice for a life-time appointment to the nation’s High Court.

Four years after assuming the position of Dean of Harvard Law School, Kagan completely changed the school’s curriculum, putting a greater emphasis on international and comparative law, the purpose of which was to embrace the “transnational nature” of the law. However, the U.S. law is not currently transnational in nature, and will only become that way if radical judges begin applying foreign law in U.S. courts.

Richard, we have already seen how the Obama Administration runs roughshod over the Constitution and blatantly ignores the rule of law. Elena Kagan’s elevation to the High Court will only weaken its ability to rule impartially on the ultraliberal Obama agenda.

We MUST stop her nomination NOW! Please, take advantage of our Fax Barrage and tell your Senators to “Oppose the Elena Kagan
nomination.”  We have provided sample letters for you – all you have to do is click on this link to get your faxes on their way to the United States Senate:

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=27801&CID=313&RID=24444534

I will continue to update you on our progress and keep you informed of further developments on Elena Kagan’s ill-conceived nomination. Thank you and God bless you!

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

P.S. Elena Kagan is a dangerous nominee for Supreme Court Justice. According to some researchers, she has a mirror image of Barack Obama’s social, political and judicial policies. We MUST stop the nomination of Elena Kagan before it gains momentum.  Click here to send your targeted faxes to the Senate:

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=27802&CID=313&RID=24444534

Comments? Questions?

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