Family Security Matters
“As Dean of Harvard Law School, Elena Kagan banned military recruiters from campus because U.S. law said they couldn’t enlist homosexuals. Now, she invited the Saudis’ recruiters to promote their legal code, Sharia, which calls for homosexuals to be murdered and women to be treated like animals. If Kagan tolerates promoting the injustice of Sharia Law on the campus of Harvard, what kind of injustice will she tolerate in America during a lifetime on the Supreme Court?”
So asks a compelling and troubling web ad the Center for Security Policy has just launched. They have done this in the hope of ensuring – before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on Elena Kagan’s nomination tomorrow, Tuesday – that Senators and the American public will be made aware of who this woman really is.
Let us be clear about her “lifetime” on the Supreme Court: the 50-year-old Kagan has never had experience as a judge. Consequently, as an unqualified member of the Supreme Court, Kagan could not retire for 40 years. During this time she could bring a singular lack of expertise – and as indicated above, a lack of judgment – to the proceedings for many decades.
It is bad enough that Ms. Kagan has tissue-thin experience for this vital appointment, it is far worse that she appears to be ignorant of a grim fact for which she must be held accountable: while she was Dean at Harvard Law School, Kagan enabled the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to legitimize and insinuate Shariah Law into our country. If she was not ignorant of this fact and allowed the Saudis to recruit anyway, it is equally reprehensible, in fact even worse. Either way, it’s a lose/lose situation for both Kagan and the American people. These facts alone warrant that Ms. Kagan’s appointment proceedings be stopped immediately.
Evaluating Kagan is a conundrum. Part of me wants her judgment to be the culprit in facilitating Sharia Law because the idea that Kagan – with full knowledge of Sharia – would support its entry into a country like America is simply too shocking even to contemplate. It would go against every single principle upon which our country was founded , and for which it stands today. It would set back for our citizens the centuries of human rights progress we have made, irrespective of what this administration stubbornly believes to be true.
There is, however, a possibility that her goal is not laudable, as indicated by other activities of hers. During her tenure as Dean at Harvard Law, Kagan co-signed a letter — along with Harold Koh — urging the Senate not to adopt an amendment that would have protected the White House from lawsuits filed by foreign terrorists, charging that their “constitutional rights” had been violated by American law enforcement and intelligence authorities. In the eyes of most Americans, this point of view would be rejected out of hand as anti-American and a menace to our peaceful land, as evidenced by Americans’ strong negative response to Attorney General Eric Holder’s attempt to prosecute those valiant CIA forces who defend us at grave peril to their own lives.
But if it were really her judgment and not some nefarious goal related to the weakening of America, of which this administration has been accused, that’s a losing case too – since we need our justices to demonstrate impeccable thinking and flawless reasoning. But the sorry situation is this: evidence that her judgment is poor involves not only her enabling of Sharia Law in the U.S., but also the Solomon Amendment humiliation.
Kagan filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to declare the Solomon Amendment unconstitutional. The Solomon Amendment denies federal funding to any university that “has a policy or practice … that either prohibits, or in effect prevents” military personnel “from gaining access to campuses, or access to students … on campuses, for purposes of military recruiting.” The Court, however, unanimously rejected her position, delivering a mortifying defeat to Kagan.
So, which is worse: poor judgment for a lifetime appointment that requires flawless judgment, or a Supreme Court Justice dedicated to the idea of dismantling the America we know and enabling our enemies to encroach upon our freedoms, thereby putting our lives in danger right here in our homeland? Isn’t this dismantling, after all, the goal of “progressives” (a term now used for liberals, as the term “liberal” has become understood and, consequently, distasteful to the American public)? Don’t they believe the Constitution is a “living, breathing document” that should be changed?
Although Kagan is a clear hypocrite – she hates “homophobia” in the military but thinks homophobic anti-women, anti-liberty, witch-slaughtering Saudi Arabia is just fine – this goes beyond hypocrisy. She has displayed either a total disregard for human rights as enshrined in our Constitution, or is at best intellectually and morally worthless. Thus it is clear that, even though we have been entertained by that down home image of Kagan playing softball, so all-American and charming, it is hardball she will play with the principles and values of our Constitution to the great dismay of every freedom-loving, God-fearing, common sense American, on either side of the aisle politically.
If ever there was a time for Americans to unite, it is now. To keep America Sharia-free, demand of your Congressional representatives that they do their jobs and uphold, protect and defend our Constitution. Thank Elena Kagan for her interest, but send her packing back to the arcane world of academia, not to the real world of the nation’s highest bench.
We deserve better.