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MUST SEE: Elena Kagan: Constitution Was Meant To Be "Interpreted Over Time"
RealClearPolitics ^ | June 29, 2010 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 06/29/2010 6:43:46 AM PDT by i88schwartz

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on her opinion of how the Supreme Court should view the Constitution.

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KEYWORDS: consitution; democrats; elenakagan; kagan; kagan4obama; kagan4resumefraud; kagantruthfile; kaganvsmilitary; leftwingextemism; liberalfascism; obama; scotus

1 posted on 06/29/2010 6:43:50 AM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

That makes it....Anything you want it to be....which is why we say killing babies is okay...when we ALL know better.


2 posted on 06/29/2010 6:46:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: i88schwartz

lol cant believe Republicans dont fight harder on this..I cant believe Democrats dont fight harder on this. Having an athiest commie on court is just what we need.


3 posted on 06/29/2010 6:46:21 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: i88schwartz

If there is any further cause for this diesel dyke to be turned out at the door, this is it: the old “living document” canard.


4 posted on 06/29/2010 6:47:38 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: i88schwartz

Some senator needs to ask her what would be a valid basis for impeachment of a supreme court justice.


5 posted on 06/29/2010 6:48:46 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: i88schwartz

She’ll have fun along with the “Wise Latina” on the SC second-guessing the Founding Fathers.


6 posted on 06/29/2010 6:51:00 AM PDT by AU72
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To: i88schwartz
Kagan: Constitution Was Meant To Be "Interpreted Over Time"

Translation:

"If it feels good,do it!"


7 posted on 06/29/2010 6:51:31 AM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: i88schwartz

I guess this goes to the idea that words don’t mean what they mean sort of revelation. Who know we needed prophets on the Supreme Court?


8 posted on 06/29/2010 6:51:58 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: i88schwartz

Extreme lefties like Kagan don’t even lie about injecting their own opinions into law anymore. Of all the malicious things obama has done, and is doing, the SCJ appointments he makes will turn out to be the most serious and painful for our country. He only needs one more, then it’ll be disarmament for the common people. RIP America.


9 posted on 06/29/2010 6:52:19 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: i88schwartz
Elena Kagan: Constitution Was Meant To Be "Interpreted Over Time"

NO, IT WASN'T!

10 posted on 06/29/2010 6:52:41 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: i88schwartz

That view pretty much writes the stringet amendment processes right out of the Constitution. Why go through the tough amendment process when “intrepting over time” can accomplish the same thing with non of the associated hassels (or accountability)?


11 posted on 06/29/2010 6:53:26 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: i88schwartz

If the Constitution is not engraved on stone it is worthless!


12 posted on 06/29/2010 6:53:40 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: i88schwartz

That’s a disqualifier right there. But far be it from a Republican to make waves — after all, the one won.


13 posted on 06/29/2010 6:54:16 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: i88schwartz

she looks an awful lot like this person

14 posted on 06/29/2010 6:54:20 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response)
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To: i88schwartz

I guess if you don’t like the ending to a book, you just re-write it. Scary.

This woman will do untold damage to our liberties if confirmed.


15 posted on 06/29/2010 6:54:33 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: i88schwartz

Too bad the spineless Repukes will not do anything to stop this monstrosity. They need to be voted out in Nov along with the Democruds.


16 posted on 06/29/2010 6:56:31 AM PDT by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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To: Puppage
Elena Kagan: Constitution Was Meant To Be "InterpretedAmended Over Time"

There, fixed for the stupid < expletive deleted >

17 posted on 06/29/2010 6:56:49 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

This attitude of hers is no different than any other liberal judge on the bench.

They ALL believe that they are some “special kind of smart” that they can apply their articulated wisdom to every case and rule the way that they desire instead of the way the laws/constitution/amendments are written.


18 posted on 06/29/2010 6:58:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: i88schwartz

As Walter Williams says,” If I’m playing poker with you and in the middle of the game I say that two pair beats three of a kind you’d be rightfully upset”. This is what the Kagans are proposing.


19 posted on 06/29/2010 6:58:15 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: i88schwartz
For sure aspects of the constitution have to be interpreted, as some circumstances have altered since its inception, but there are quite definite absolutes enshrined in it which are not and were never intended to be open to dissembling.

Unfortunately, America is a land ruled by lawyers, and some of them are so skilled at equivocation they can not only make yes mean no and black mean white, but definitely mean maybe and pea-green mean yellow. This is why the continuing spread of moral relativism is so dangerous. Its denial of any absolutes essentially means we can all do what we "feel" is right, which renders any argument merely an exercise in power-politics.

20 posted on 06/29/2010 6:58:21 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: i88schwartz

The amendment process is the only way to change the Constitution; it is not through a process of “interpretation over time” using judicial fiat and incorrect precedents. She obviously is an advocate of the meaningless “living breathing” Constitution in which each supreme court session becomes a Constitutional convention.


21 posted on 06/29/2010 7:00:49 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: i88schwartz

The stupid is strong in this one


22 posted on 06/29/2010 7:05:24 AM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Old Sarge

Yep the founders intended their conservative document to evolve into some kind of marxist glbt manifesto /s


23 posted on 06/29/2010 7:07:48 AM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: i88schwartz

“On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” - Thomas Jefferson


24 posted on 06/29/2010 7:10:00 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When fascism came to America, it was wrapped in the Democrat platform and carrying a welfare check.)
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To: dalebert

Make that atheist commie dyke who hates America and wants to destroy it.


25 posted on 06/29/2010 7:11:43 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: i88schwartz

http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/Teach/freeResources/FoundingDocuments/Docs/Constitution.asp


26 posted on 06/29/2010 7:14:38 AM PDT by Liberty Valance
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To: Charlespg

She makes
Sotomayer look like a wise latina!


27 posted on 06/29/2010 7:15:03 AM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: i88schwartz

So Kagan is a “Give Me Five” appointee. All she needs is FIVE votes to amend the constitution!


28 posted on 06/29/2010 7:15:03 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: dalebert
lol cant believe Republicans dont fight harder on this..

As I have said for years, the Court gives the Progressives, of both parties, a scape goat.

The court is not Supreme, unless the Congress lets it be. Therein lies the truth.

RINO's have been fooling us for years, may be way to late to wake up. I pray not, but in any case I am old enough that it won't matter much, to me, I will probably die along with the country I love.

29 posted on 06/29/2010 7:15:54 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: i88schwartz
Elena Kagan: Constitution Was Meant To Be "Interpreted Over Time"

Yes, because Free Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Assembly, the Right to Petition , the Right to Self-Defense, Prohibition against Quartering Troops in our homes, Prohibition of Unreasonable Searches and Seizures, Right to Due Process, Prohibition from Self-Incrimination, Prohibition of Double-Jeopardy, Right to Trial by Jury, the Confrontation Clause, Right to a Speedy Trial, Right to a Public Trial, Right to a Jury Trial, Right to Counsel, Prohibition against Excessive Bail, and the Prohibition against Cruel and Unusual Punishment... these are all merely vague notions that doubtless will change over time.

Please, PLEASE, let some Republican have the guts to ask her WHICH of the these rights she thinks should be taken away due to our oh-so-modern-and-enlightened times!

30 posted on 06/29/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT by Teacher317 (It's Islam)
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To: i88schwartz

Big surprise here. obama nominated a “living, breathing Constitution” type here.

I would love to see ONE senator explain to her that the Constitution is the foundation of our legal system. If the foundation is wrecked, then there is no legal protection of any of the citizens.

I am afraid that this whole hearing process is just another sham. Hell, this government seated a guy in the White House with questions left unresolved as to whether he is leagally qualified or not.


31 posted on 06/29/2010 7:26:04 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: i88schwartz

“I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution. And if that is not the guide in expounding it, there may be no security.” - James Madison


32 posted on 06/29/2010 7:34:18 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When fascism came to America, it was wrapped in the Democrat platform and carrying a welfare check.)
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To: i88schwartz

Where in the Constitution is it written?
Where is it implied?

Make up facts if you must but provide proof and not personal opinion as fact.


33 posted on 06/29/2010 7:44:27 AM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: jongaltsr; i88schwartz

Looks to me that Barry Soetoro was able to sneak into the White House himself by-passing the Constitution’s requirements and with Congress’ blessing???


34 posted on 06/29/2010 7:51:16 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: txhurl
Sounds like Elena is STUCK ON STUPID.
35 posted on 06/29/2010 7:54:20 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: dalebert

Why dont they do more? Either they’re abject cowards, stupid or in complete agreement w/ Kagan. I pick the later. There is little diff between dems and republicans.


36 posted on 06/29/2010 7:58:24 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: i88schwartz

So, we can bring back slavery because enough time has passed since we outlawed it?


37 posted on 06/29/2010 8:44:55 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: i88schwartz
Constitution Was Meant To Be "Interpreted Over Time"

The concept of evolution so permeates Humanist liberal legal thinking that it can be stated, without contradiction, that evolution ultimately determines Humanistic liberal legal principles. Man is evolving. Man is becoming. Everything is in flux. Nothing is permanent. There are no absolute legal standards. There are no permanent Ten Commandments; there is no permanent Constitution. And man has become responsible for his social and biological evolution.

38 posted on 06/29/2010 10:00:50 AM PDT by mjp (pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, independence, limited government, capitalism})
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To: massmike

Translation - Interpreted by liberals.


39 posted on 06/29/2010 10:20:11 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: i88schwartz

And she knows this how?


40 posted on 06/29/2010 10:20:39 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Excellent. Gonna have to steal that one for my page. Yoink! :)


41 posted on 06/29/2010 10:30:19 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: i88schwartz
If that's the case, then they are merely legislating from the bench.

And that's how we got abortion. The issue should have never gotten to the Supreme Court.

42 posted on 06/29/2010 10:32:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: CodeToad
“So, we can bring back slavery because enough time has passed since we outlawed it?”

Yes, in fact we are. When a child is born, he is in debt to the tune of 40,000 dollars. More than half his life's work will go to welfare to support people who hate his guts. That would make him a slave.

This is why ending the second amendment is so critical for them. A slave with a gun is dangerous.

43 posted on 06/29/2010 10:53:21 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: i88schwartz

She and Barry are two rotten peas in a pod.


44 posted on 06/29/2010 10:59:27 AM PDT by madison10
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To: i88schwartz
Kagan: Constitution Was Meant To Be "Interpreted Over Time"


45 posted on 06/29/2010 11:02:26 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: i88schwartz

That alone should disqualify her.


46 posted on 06/29/2010 11:27:29 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: dalebert
It was so frustrating listening to the hearings today. The GOP is completely useless and voting for them is only going to further destroy our country.

They should be screaming at the top of their lungs at this insidious, disingenuous POS that wants to destroy our Constitution.

47 posted on 06/29/2010 1:07:18 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: i88schwartz
"Interpreted Over Time"? Excuse ME???????? The Constitution is very specific in its wording and how it can be changed --- THERE IS NO F***ING INTERPRETATION!!! The Founders crafted an amazing document and made it EXTREMELY HARD to amend it. AMEND means change MS. KAGAN. If they purposely made it hard to change, that means they want it to say EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS!! Which means it is NOT open to interpretation!!!!

If you are too stupid to understand that simple concept you have no business even getting a sniff of the Supreme Court!

48 posted on 06/29/2010 2:00:46 PM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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