May 10, 2010, - 1:16 pm
That Barack Obama’s new Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, is extremely liberal is no surprise. We expected that.
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That she’s against America’s military is an outrage, though. Say what you want about uber-liberal Justice John Paul Stevens. At least, he served the country in the U.S. Navy, enlisting during World War II and earning a Bronze Star. Contrast that with Kagan’s harsh position against military recruiting on college campuses.
According to Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness (she was appointed by President Reagan to serve on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services),
Senators considering this nomination should question Elena Kagan’s flawed logic and anti-military attitude that she expressed by signing an amicus brief challenging the Solomon Amendment in Rumsfeld v. Fair. It is significant that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of that legislation, which protects equal access for military recruiters on college campuses, with a unanimous (8-0) vote. Even Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg did not agree with Kagan’s anti-military views.
Clearly, she’s against First Amendment rights and equal protection for military recruiters. Who’s next on her list for denial of these rights?
To say this is not a good development is the understatement of the year. But this was predictable. It’s Barack Obama, after all.
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