This blog post was written by Giovanni Tomasi, an intern with Young America's Foundation
President Obama’s recent nominee to the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, has been painted to the media and the American public as a moderate. Supporters of Ms. Kagan have claimed that she is a “pragmatist” in the application of the law and a renowned “constitutional scholar”. National Review Online has surfaced disturbing information that shows evidence that Ms. Kagan has equated the National Rifle Association, the nation’s biggest pro-second amendment organization to the white supremacist group the Klu Klux Klan. She referred to both as “Bad guy orgs”. What???
Kagan’s assertion begs the question of how a connection between the two organizations can be made by someone who is regarded as an intelligent individual. The NRA is one of the nation’s most respected advocacy groups protecting our God-given right to defend ourselves against tyranny and violence. The KKK’s history of hatred, terror, and violence speaks for itself.
Ms. Kagan chooses to link the NRA and the KKK together in an effort to deprive law abiding citizens of their constitutional right. Ms. Kagan doesn’t sound like someone who is very open to opposing viewpoints, nor does it sound like someone who is a constitutional scholar. Resorting to name calling to discredit those who disagree with your position is not only unbecoming of any government official, but it is unacceptable for any would-be high court nominee. Instead of acting in a manner that does service to laws of the constitution, Kagan has lowered herself to the level of an angry run-of-the-mill campus activist.
Hopefully the US Senate will choose to assess her on how accurately she will interpret the constitution and not make a sham of the process a they did with Justice Sonia Sotomayor. If the Senate should actually hold a reputable hearing Ms. Kagan will be exposed as a radical revisionist and will surely remain just another angry opponent of liberty, who will never sit on any judicial bench.