Friday, May 21, 2010
Elena Kagan: the First Amendment Limiter
Well, well, well. Now we see where Obama really stands on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. All you have to do is look at this latest pick for Supreme Court Justice to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens; Elena Kagan. Here's a real winner if you're a dyed-in-the wool Marxist-Progressive America bashing left winger. A real loser if you believe in individual rights and freedom and liberty, or Gaia forbid, you actually believe in the Constitution! (Gaia is the earth goddess that liberals/progressives worship rather than the Almighty that normal people worship.) Some of her work on free speech issues suggests that, had she been nominated in 1776, she would restrict or actually outlaw Thomas Paine's Common Sense, as well as The Federalist Papers if James Madison and Alexander Hamilton refused to reveal who paid to publish their essays. What is with Obama and all these minions he surrounds himself with? Why do they hate this country so much? Another instance that should give any senate judiciary committee member pause are her efforts to restrict corporate campaign contributions, which by the way, are a form of speech. Her work on the First Amendment has repeatedly promoted the idea that rights come from government and not God. She elaborated on the subject of free speech in brief pertaining to the United States vs Stevens case in which she stated, "Whether a given category of speech enjoys First Amendment protection depends upon a categorical balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs." Uhhh excuse me? Balance? Who the hell decides the balance? Obama? Pelosi? Kagan herself? Rahm Emanuel? Some other dictatorial federal bureaucrat? This is yet another example of Obama's hatred of America, and the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. I've heard it said Obama will not see a second term, and he probably won't. The question is, can the nation survive even a first term with Supreme Court picks like this?