Elena Kagan should absolutely be filibustered out of the Senate. The GOP should, today, announce that under no circumstances would they allow the appointment of such a radical progressive political operative to the esteemed position of Supreme Court Justice. As George Bush did with Harriet Miers, Barack Obama is doing with Kagan. Appointing a buddy to the Supreme Court is much more an attempt at protecting one’s legislative legacy than the constitution.
Reject Kagan – Kevin Gutzman, Human Events
Kagan has zero – zero – judicial experience. There is no way Americans can be sure of her judicial ability. She has worked doggedly throughout her life to protect the liberal view of America, what evidence do Americans have that she won’t bring that progressive zeal to the courtroom? None. In fact, alongside Sonia Sotomayor, Americans can expect Elena Kagan to be a green-as-grass liberal and one of the most radical left-leaning judges in the court’s history. – Dick Young
Derailing Elena Obama – Flagg K. Youngblood, Human Events
As she herself said, the senators should grill her hard on her views of the constitution. Elena Kagan will undoubtedly apply radical progressive approach of the Obama administration to the constitution. If appointed, she will be allowed to do so for decades. The last thing America needs is an Obama acolyte affecting policy for decades to come. Jefferson would be appalled at the nomination of Elena Kagan, as am I. – Dick Young
Kagan Was My Dean at Harvard – Ben Shapiro, Human Events
Here, Ben Shapiro writes that in a letter to her students, Elena Kagan admits that she knowingly disobeys the law when she disagrees with it. It’s that simple. Kagan will not follow the intent of the constitution, but will instead create her own law according to her own view. America can’t afford that kind of justice. – Dick Young
Kagan’s Commerce Clause – Review & Outlook, The Wall Street Journal
Elena Kagan reads the Constitution in such a way that in her view Congress has nearly unlimited power given to it by the commerce clause. It is not enough to say that this reading is incorrect, but it is also twisted, and self-serving. Only someone bent on changing the way America functions would view Congress as holding so much power. If appointed, Elena Kagan will be allowed to pass judgment on the recent health care debacle, rammed through Congress, by her hero, Barack Obama and his cronies in Congress. If there were ever a time when the Supreme Court needed to limit Congress’ powers under the commerce clause, it is now. – Dick Young
Americans Get 10 Years in Pakistan in Terror Case – Zahid Hussein, Tom Wright, Keith Johnson, The Wall Street Journal
In Pakistan, five Americans, who met at the Islamic Circle of North America Mosque in Alexandria, VA, were sentenced to 10 years in prison for plotting terrorist acts in the country. Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR said family members are shocked, saddened and devastated. Nina Ginsberg, a lawyer for the families said she was very disturbed by the lack of involvement by the U.S. government to protect their rights and will appeal the case. For the time being, this is a victory in the war on terror especially for Americans targeted by American terrorists. – E.J. Smith
Why Friedrich Hayek Is Making a Comeback – Russ Roberts, The Wall Street Journal
The simple answer to Russ Roberts’ question of why Friedrich Hayek is making a comeback is that the policies of his economic-opposite, John Maynard Keynes, have failed. The more complicated answer lies in the continued lobbying for Hayek by Ron Paul and his libertarian following. That type of lobbying led Hayek to show up on Glenn Beck’s show, and from there the Amazon best-sellers list. Hayek is part of the Austrian school of economics, the same group that predicted the Great Depression. It’s a hopeful sign for America that these ideas, whether perfect or not, are getting the same attention as the fiscally-abused Keynesian economics. – Timothy Jones
The Feuding Fathers – Ron Chernow, The Wall Street Journal
The founding fathers weren’t afraid to call it like they saw it. Straight talking language is much easier for Americans to deal with than the flowery prose of teleprompter speeches. The founding fathers were more Dale Peterson, and less Barack Obama in their approach to language. – Dick Young
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