Three days after Elena Kagan became a Supreme Court nominee, we are finding out more about this Obama Mini-Me. (See my previous posts on Kagan HERE and HERE.)
To begin with, notwithstanding the White House’s denial, Kagan is a lesbian. She is openly gay among her friends and in the Harvard Law School community.
As far back as 2006 and 2007, four different Harvard Law students confirmed Kagan was lesbian. In January 2006, the Harvard Law Review Epinions openly advertised Kagan’s lesbian qualifications as a reason to attract new students:
Harvard Student #1) “HLS (Harvard Law School) has changed over the years, and the newest, high-energy dean is Elena Kagan, a lesbian professor who has revitalized the community…I actually attended HLS. And I did so RECENTLY to boot, not 10 years ago.”
In December 2007, three more Harvard Law students confirmed Kagan is a Lesbian while writing on the Harvard Law School Admissions Discussion Board, posting under the topic “Is Elena Kagan married?” Their comments all agree:
Date: December 16th, 2007 2:16 PM
Author: 2nd Year Biglaw Litigator
Harvard Student #2) Isn’t she known to be a lesbian?
Date: December 16th, 2007 3:10 PM
Harvard Student #3) well she is in ma.
Date: December 16th, 2007 2:10 PM
Harvard Student #4) pretty sure she’s with a female former partner of another leading legal academic.
AOLnews.com also referenced gay web-sites (Queerty, PinkNews, Gawker) in 2009 claiming Kagan was lesbian. So why is the Obama Administration suddenly ashamed of Kagan’s sexual orientation?
More troubling than her sexual orientation is Kagan’s socialist beliefs and commitments. As Anthony Martin writes in the Conservative Examiner, May 10, 2010:
It…would be the very first time in American history that a Socialist, if she is confirmed, would sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. And it would be the very first time in American history that a Supreme Court Justice would adhere to a philosophy that is diametrically opposed to everything the Constitution stands for.
Almost as soon as the nomination was made public, this expose was released, which suggests that Elena Kagan is, indeed, a self-avowed, committed Socialist.
While attending Princeton University, Kagan wrote a thesis entitled, ‘To the Final Conflict–Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933.’ In that thesis Kagan definitely throws her support to the Socialist Movement. The key question, therefore, is how has Kagan changed in her political philosophy since writing those words, if at all.
Here is an excerpt from Kagan’s thesis:
“Through its own internal feuding..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 socialism’s decline, still wish to change America. Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one’s 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.” (pp. 129-130).
In her thesis, Kagan also identified the Christian Church as one of the ‘common enemies’ of Socialists. Martin concludes that:
Plenty of evidence exists that says she still adheres to far-Left radical Socialism. Although she has left very little oral or written evidence–her legal writing tends to be dense and technical, avoiding any possible ideological slant–her lifelong associations tell us plenty.
As Barack Obama stated repeatedly during the campaign, ‘Judge me by the people around me,’ which produced a dark cast of characters such as William Ayers, Saul Alinsky, Cass Sunstein, Vann Jones, Andy Stern, and others, we can safely surmise that Kagan shares the Leftwing, radical political philosophy of the man who has nominated her to the Supreme Court.
After all, they taught together in the same liberal law school, and they go back a long way. In fact, this nominee is shaping up as simply one more example of the inner circle of Barack Obama’s infamous Chicago machine.
Third, Elena Kagan favors the abridgement of our First Amendment right of free speech. Dan Weil writes in NewsMax, May 11, 2010, that CNSNews.com reports that last September, Solicitor General Elena Kagan had argued to the Supreme Court that Congress has the constitutional right to forbid companies from engaging in political speech such as publishing pamphlets advocating the election or defeat of a candidate for federal office.
The court, in its 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, ruled against Kagan’s contention that the government can limit political speech by corporations.
In a scathing concurrence to the opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts blasted Kagan’s argument:
“The government urges us in this case to uphold a direct prohibition on political speech. It asks us to embrace a theory of the First Amendment that would allow censorship not only of television and radio broadcasts, but of pamphlets, posters, the Internet, and virtually any other medium that corporations and unions might find useful in expressing their views on matters of public concern. Its theory, if accepted, would empower the government to prohibit newspapers from running editorials or opinion pieces supporting or opposing candidates for office, so long as the newspapers were owned by corporations — as the major ones are. First Amendment rights could be confined to individuals, subverting the vibrant public discourse that is at the foundation of our democracy.”
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion that Kagan was defending a law that represents an illegitimate attempt to use “censorship to control thought.” He declared, “This is unlawful. The First Amendment confirms the freedom to think for ourselves.”
H/t Steve and May!