Thursday, July 1, 2010

CRASH: Kagan--No Rights Before The Constitution

If I just heard what I think I heard, a person under serious consideration to sit as a Justice on the Supreme Court said there were no rights before the Constitution.

This is, of course, astounding.  It is breathtakingly ignorant of history, law, civics, and the fundamental, organizing principles behind this nation.  Just for review, those included the idea that our nation COULD be founded BECAUSE those founding it were IMBUING the new nation with rights THEY held.

Kagan's hatred of the Founding is not, unfortunately, novel or inconsistent with a view of law that says that rights come only from government.  It is an article of faith for the Collective.

Thus, days before we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Kagan has repudiated some of its most seminal statements.  And she will interpret the Constitution that flowed directly from it.


  1. Having just turned 50, Elena Kagan, if confirmed, could be sitting on our highest court for more than 30 years. We all know that elections have consequences, but the consequences should not be that dire. Her confirmation would violate the standard of "cruel and unusual" punishment of our Constitution - not to mention the destruction of millions of lives of our unborn during her tenure.

  2. There is nothing with which I can disagree, Ocean. Would that there were...

  3. "Kagan--No Rights Before The Constitution

    Well, if there were no creator - folks could not be "endowed by Him with certain unalienable rights..." so she has a point. But only "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God'" (Psalm 14) sooo that would just fall under the realm of dopedom.

    If there were no God, we would have the same rights as, say, an amoeba - our revered ancestor. Silly girl...about to sit on the highest court in the land? Woofta!

  4. Just...damn, Swede.

    This is a hard, dangerous time for our nation, looking out this 4th of July.