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Progressivism a Vapid and Hollow Charade
Western Hero ^ | 14 July 2010 | silverfiddle

Posted on 07/14/2010 5:05:55 AM PDT by Silverfiddle

GOP senators should filibuster the Kagan nomination.  I know, they’d lose.  But they would hopefully awaken somnolent American citizens to the loss of their natural rights.

In a rare blip of actual substance, Kagan revealed she would not move to overturn a law mandating every citizen eat a congressionally-prescribed amount of vegetable every day.  If Congress can tell us what to eat under threat of prosecution, what can they not do?  (See George Will’s questions for Elena Kagan here and here)

Prosecute Kagan for Lying to Congress
Kagan also professed ignorance of the term “Judicial Progressivism.”  This and her her studied agnosticism on natural rights (upon which our nation was founded), are enough to indict her for lying to Congress.

She was dean of Harvard Law School and she knows nothing of these issues?  Either Harvard got ripped off big time, or she’s a liar.

If a Man Can Grant it to You, A Man can Take it Away
Jacob Sullum, in his excellent Reason article explains the importance of natural rights:
Constitutional interpretation aside, Kagan's reluctance to endorse the concept of pre-existing rights was troubling because without it we cannot draw moral distinctions between legal regimes.

How can we condemn a dictator for legally authorized oppression, or say that our own Constitution is better now that it bans slavery than it was when it tacitly approved the practice?

The traditional American answer is that people have certain rights by virtue of being human, regardless of what the law says.
I include the two George Will articles because they are good thought pieces that help us ordinary folks think through constitutional concepts with concrete, real-world questions.

* - Kagan years ago called Supreme Court nomination hearings, "Vapid and hollow charades."

TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: kagan; naturalrights; scotus

1 posted on 07/14/2010 5:06:00 AM PDT by Silverfiddle
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To: Silverfiddle
Clearly the socialist movement has risen again, under the cover of the 'progressive' tradition that includes not only the President who appointed Kagan but her backers at the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP).

If the Senate votes to confirm Kagan they are helping in the demise of our society, way of life and country. Kagan is a political hack and a Chicago Crony of Obama who has no respect for the Declaration of Independence or Constitution. She should be borked. But sadly, she will be confirmed. They're afraid of media criticism. Forget that Democrats filibustered judges constantly, starting with Bork. What's worse is this particular one, who's nothing more than a political hack and a radical left-wing activist actually deserves it.



2 posted on 07/14/2010 5:42:39 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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