Skip to comments.Elena Kagan and her Socialist 'hero' Cass Sunstein
Posted on 05/14/2010 5:20:18 AM PDT by ETL
From David Horowitz's
PROFILE: ELENA KAGAN
When it was announced in 2008 that Cass Sunstein would be joining the Harvard Law School faculty, Kagan said:
"Cass Sunstein is the preeminent legal scholar of our time -- the most wide-ranging, the most prolific, the most cited, and the most influential. His work in any one of the fields he pursues -- administrative law and policy, constitutional law and theory, behavioral economics and law, environmental law, to name a non-exhaustive few -- would put him in the very front ranks of legal scholars; the combination is singular and breathtaking."
From David Horowitz's
PROFILE: CASS SUNSTEIN
[Cass Sunstein on Socialism and "wealth redistribution"]:
Sunstein has argued in favor of bringing socialism (in the form of expanded wefare benefits and wealth redistribution) to the United States, but contends that the country's "white majority" opposes such a development because of deep-seated racism:
"The absence of a European-style social welfare state is certainly connected with the widespread perception among the white majority that the relevant programs would disproportionately benefit African Americans (and more recently Hispanics)."
Sunstein depicts socialist nations as being more committed than their capitalist counterparts to the welfare of their own citizens:
"During the Cold War, the debate about [social welfare] guarantees took the form of pervasive disagreement between the United States and its communist adversaries. Americans emphasized the importance of civil and political liberties, above all free speech and freedom of religion, while communist nations stressed the right to a job, health care, and a social minimum."In 2007 Sunstein co-authored (with fellow attorney Eric A. Posner) a 39-page University of Chicago Law School paper titled "Climate Change Justice," which held that it was "desirable" for America to pay "justice" to poorer nations by entering into a compensation agreement that would result in a financial loss for the United States. The paper refers several times to "distributive justice."
[Cass Sunstein on "Climate Change" and "distributive justice"]:
Sunstein and Posner further speculate about the possibility of achieving this redistribution by means other than direct payments:
[Cass Sunstein on the "Fairness Doctrine" (restricting opposing political views)]:
Also in The Partial Constitution, Sunstein promotes the notion of a "First Amendment New Deal" in the form of a new "Fairness Doctrine" that would authorize a panel of "nonpartisan experts" to ensure that a "diversity of view[s]" is presented on the airwaves.
[Cass Sunstein on federally-funded abortions]:
With regard to citizens who object to having their tax dollars finance abortions, Sunstein writes:
"There would be no tension with the establishment clause if people with religious or other objections were forced to pay for that procedure (abortion). Indeed, taxpayers are often forced to pay for things - national defense, welfare, certain forms of art, and others - to which they have powerful moral and even religious objections."
Lots more on Cass Sunstein here:
From David Horowitz's
PROFILE: ELENA KAGAN
As an undergraduate at Princeton, Kagan wrote a senior thesis titled
"To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933."
In the "Acknowledgments" section of her work, she specifically thanked her brother Marc, whose involvement in radical causes led me to explore the history of American radicalism in the hope of clarifying my own political ideas. In the body of the thesis, Kagan wrote:
"In our own times, a coherent socialist movement is nowhere to be found in the United States. Americans are more likely to speak of a golden past than of a golden future, of capitalisms glories than of socialisms greatness. Conformity overrides dissent; the desire to conserve has overwhelmed the urge to alter. Such a state of affairs cries out for explanation. Why, in a society by no means perfect, has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force? Why, in particular, did the socialist movement never become an alternative to the nations established parties?...
"Through its own internal feuding, then, the SP [Socialist Party] exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism in New York to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered. The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialisms decline, still wish to change America. Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight ones fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe. Yet if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope."
Lots more on Kagan here:
Link to Kagan's complete thesis here (pdf file):
“In our own times, a coherent socialist movement is nowhere to be found in the United States. Americans are more likely to speak of a golden past than of a golden future, of capitalisms glories than of socialisms greatness.”
It’s all happening right in front of our noses...socialists and socialism being jammed down our collective throats by this magic muslim president.
Obama's "religion" is Black Liberation Theology. BLT and other "Liberation" theologies were concocted by communists to advance the revolutionary communist agenda via 'religion'. The Weather Underground, Black Panthers and of course the Black Liberation Army all advocated revolutionary communist "Liberation" through more directly confrontational means rather than through these bogus religions. The Black Liberation Front was formed in Communist Cuba back in the mid-60s.
I’m convinced that Kagan would go down and it’d be a boon to the 2010 elections if Republicans would expose her for what she is. This is another case where the country would rally if the Republicans would get the real message out. But I see no signs they intend to do that at all: they still seem to go along with the Democrat/Obama agenda unless the people push them to do otherwise.
That socialism doesn't "work" might have something to do with it - but then again countries like Greece, Portugal, Italy, France, and Ireland are doing sooooooooo well. We must become more "European" - so sophisticated - soooooooo "going under". Broke. Bankrupt. Finished... Kaput.
The politicians want us to do all the work for them. That way, they appear squeaky clean at all times. They're cowards.
The Marxists in Washington have to go, so we have to vote them out. Unfortunately, we still have no one to vote FOR. The Republicans are the lesser of two evils.
It would be nice if the Republicans stood up straight and proud of the Constitution as it is written and never backed down, but they won't.
All that, and I’m also not sure how many are fake even in their quasi-conservativism, secretly rooting for the other team’s agenda anyway.
E.g., Charlie Crist smiles and says how much nicer it is now that he can be ‘honest’ and support the likes of Kagan openly.
I wish I had your belief. I'm too cynical. I think that Sotomayor was "exposed for what she is" and it didn't matter. I do believe that Kagan likewise will be "exposed for what she is" at the hearings and it also won't matter. All the Dims need is one of the shameful nine GOPers who voted for Sotomayor.
That said, I guess it is possible that some Dem Senators who are up for election in Nov. 2010 in "red states" may feel big pressure to critically review some of Kagan's more extreme positions and not just rubber stamp (but I won't get my hopes up).
Kagan only goes down if her real extremism is made clear to the populace and the populace forces enough senators to oppose it.
I too doubt it happens, but there’s enough out there on her to make it possible. Again, the Republican party isn’t lifting a single fat-cat paw-toe to make it happen either.
I not sure we could count on Crist’s straw man in the Senate from Florida, holding the seat till he can try to wrest it from Marco, will vote against her. Crist wants to divide some of the dimmocrate vote here so he can have ride a coalision of RINOs and “moderate” dems to victory where he only needs a plurality. So, the shameful 9 may easily become the shameful 10 quite quickly.
My advice to the GOP, stay clear of the sexual preference gimmick being tossed out there as a lure and dwell on her writings and her few decision, especially the one about the ROTC. If they feel they can get a few dims on board, go for it, stop her and toss the gauntlet down to the zero here. Make this his waterloo moment.
Barack Obamas nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Cass Sunstein, has advocated that laws be changed so that deceased patients organs may be harvested for transplant without prior consent from the patient or family.
Sunstein and co-author Richard H. Thaler outlined the policy in their 2008 book, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. Many organs that could be used in transplants are lost because patients fail to give their consent before dying, Sunstein and Thaler note, and family members often refuse to donate their loved ones organs.
This explicit consent should be turned into a presumed consent, write Sunstein and Thaler, where laws would assume that, unless people explicitly choose not to, they want to donate their organs to science for transplant or other medical uses.
That man is just evil, the next step is involuntary euthanasia for those not deemed "productive", you can count on it.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor caught on tape
saying "Court is Where Policy is Made" (2005)
Link to YouTube video of her making the comment:
By Michelle Malkin
June 29, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.
Sotomayor's 'wise Latina' comment a staple of her speeches
"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would, more often than not, reach a better conclusion [than a white male who hasnt lived that life]."--Sonia Sotomayor
Crist has already said he supports her, implying that it is refreshing not to have to pretend to be conservative in any way. I brought this up as an example of how some of our supposedly RINO pols may not have a genuine conservative bone in their bodies.
I too would stay away from her sexuality, as the country would rally against such perceived bigotry. The ROTC situation is one thing, but not nearly enough IMO. I want all of the radicalism, from her college thesis to her blathering over Sunstein brought out and tied to the most extreme comments that Obama himself has said about the SC and the Constitution.
The country has already seen enough of his attempts to hamstring the country, both militarily and through economic socialism. They’re ready for the final argument proving his full radicalism for our country—and Ms. Kagan is absolutely perfect evidence to present to the electorate.
Thanks. There are so many disturbing things about these people it's difficult to fit it all here.
In Nov 2008.
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