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    Anti-Gun ObamaPet Nominated to the Supreme Court

    Anti-Gun ObamaPet Nominated to the Supreme Court
    -- The nomination IS stoppable IF Americans let their voices be heard

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    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    The next justice of the Supreme Court could well cast the deciding vote on the constitutionality of ObamaCare. And that justice will almost certainly preside, during the next thirty years, over dozens of cases which could very well chip away at the DC v. Heller decision, telling us which gun laws the court views as "constitutional" and which "unconstitutional."

    So it is more than a little interesting that Barack Qbama has reached into his closet of political leftists to bring out Elena Kagan -- a woman whose legal views have been shaped by the most extreme socialist voices in Washington.

    Kagan doesn't have a record of judicial opinions. She hasn't been a judge. So the crafty Obama figures that, without a paper trail, we won't know of the ways she is moving American jurisprudence to the left until it's too late.

    But Kagan's views on the Second Amendment are no mystery. According to columnist James Oliphant, Kagan was part of "a small group of staffers work[ing] behind the scenes to pursue an aggressive policy agenda" during President Bill Clinton's second term.

    Oliphant writes: "According to records at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., [Kagan] drafted an executive order restricting the importation of certain semiautomatic assault rifles. She also helped prepare a question-and-answer document advocating the campaign-reform legislation then proposed by Sens. Russ Feingold and John McCain."

    Kagan was also part of the Clinton team that pushed the firearms industry to include gun locks with all gun purchases and was in the Clinton administration when the president pushed legislation that would close down gun shows.

    President Obama has made it very clear that he expects Kagan's "powers of persuasion" to make her and Justice Anthony Kennedy the swing votes to uphold his anti-gun ObamaCare legislation.

    Kagan's opinion of the "greatest lawyer" of her lifetime was her former boss -- the consistently left-wing Justice Thurgood Marshall.

    Bloomberg News reported on May 13 that while working for Justice Marshall, Kagan urged him to vote against hearing a gun owner's claim that his constitutional rights were violated.

    Kagan wrote that she was "not sympathetic" toward the gun rights claim that was made in Sandidge v. United States -- an amazing statement for a woman who is being heralded for supposedly showing a "special solicitude" for the interests of certain groups.

    Alas, it seems that gun owners are not a part of those groups for whom she would like to show special concern.

    After the Heller case was handed down, Kagan did concede that the Second Amendment was an "individual right." But that makes her no different than the talking heads at the Brady Campaign.

    Kagan, like the President who nominated her, is an extreme leftist. According to WeeklyStandard.com (May 6, 2009), she is so far to the left she has lamented that socialism has "never attained the status of a major political force" in our country.

    And according to Politico.com (March 20, 2009), she says that foreign law can be used to interpret the U.S. Constitution in "some circumstances." Considering that most of the world does not respect the freedoms that are protected in our Second Amendment, this is a bad sign.

    While every Senator needs to hear from us, there are seven Republican Senators in particular who need to hear from their constituents. These seven Republicans voted for Elena Kagan last year when she was confirmed as Obama's Solicitor General:

    * Coburn (R-OK)
    * Collins (R-ME)
    * Gregg (R-NH)
    * Hatch (R-UT)
    * Kyl (R-AZ)
    * Lugar (R-IN)
    * Snowe (R-ME)

    ACTION: Contact your Senators and urge them to vote NO on Elena Kagan -- and tell him or her that you want Kagan's nomination filibustered and defeated. As Kagan could be the deciding vote on the constitutionality of ObamaCare and many other gun cases, it is imperative that Republicans stick together and filibuster every anti-gun nomination from the President.

    You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your legislators the pre-written e-mail message below.

    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Senator:

    Please vote NO on the nomination of Elena Kagan. The next justice of the Supreme Court will almost certainly preside, during the next thirty years, over dozens of cases which could very well chip away at the DC v. Heller decision, telling us which gun laws the court views as "constitutional" and which "unconstitutional."

    But Kagan's views on the Second Amendment are no mystery. Columnist James Oliphant writes: "According to records at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., [Kagan] drafted an executive order restricting the importation of certain semiautomatic assault rifles."

    She was also part of the Clinton team that pushed the firearms industry to include gun locks with all gun purchases and was in the Clinton administration when the president pushed legislation that would close down gun shows.

    Bloomberg News
    reported on May 13 that while working for Justice Thurgood Marshall, Kagan urged him to vote against hearing a gun owner's claim that his constitutional rights were violated. Kagan wrote that she was "not sympathetic" toward the gun owner's claim.

    Sure, after the Heller case was handed down, Kagan did concede that the Second Amendment was an "individual right." But that makes her no different than the talking heads at the Brady Campaign.

    According to WeeklyStandard.com (May 6, 2009), she is so far to the left she has lamented that socialism has "never attained the status of a major political force" in our country.

    And according to Politico.com (March 20, 2009), she says that foreign law can be used to interpret the U.S. Constitution in "some circumstances." Considering that most of the world does not respect the freedoms that are protected in our Second Amendment, this is a bad sign.

    Please vote NO on Elena Kagan and support any filibuster attempt against her.

    Sincerely,


    GOF Brief in McDonald v Chicago

    Speaking of the Supreme Court, the next high-court judicial battle regarding gun rights will be an attempt to rule Chicago's notorious gun ban as unconstitutional as the one struck down in Washington DC in the landmark Heller case. In essence, will the "individual right" affirmed in Heller apply to every state or just DC?

    To view what Gun Owners Foundation is doing to influence this upcoming Supreme Court decision, and/or to make a tax-deductible contribution to further these legal efforts, please see:
    Mcdonald v Chicago Litigation

    "The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke

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    Exclamation BO Nice Post!!!

    Letter is sent and done.
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    Check this out...

    Gun Ban Obama & Company were digging for a anti-gunner nominee from the get-go...

    Folks in Washington anticipated the retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens for weeks, even months -- including President Obama himself, apparently.Elena Kagan, nominated by Obama to replace Justice Stevens, told the Senate today that presidential counsel Bob Bauer contacted her about a "possible Supreme Court vacancy" on March 5 -- a little more than a month before Stevens formally announced his retirement on April 9.
    In the days that followed, Kagan had "frequent contact" with Bauer and deputy Susan Davies, the nominee wrote in a questionnaire returned today to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
    Kagan also said that vice presidential chief of staff Ron Klain called her April 7, two days before the Stevens announcement, to discuss meeting with vice president Joe Biden. That same day, she met with top Obama adviser David Axelrod.
    The actual Biden meeting took place April 27, followed three days later by an interview from President Obama himself, according to the questionnaire.
    Obama called Kagan to formally offer the job on May 9, a day before telling the rest of the world.
    It should be noted that Obama looked at Kagan last year for the Supreme Court slot awarded to Sonia Sotomayor.
    Justice Stevens had been hinting at retirement for months. In this USA TODAY article from October, Stevens told our colleague Joan Biskupic that talk of retirement "can't be news -- I'm not exactly a kid."
    Here is a transcript of part of the questionnaire:
    25. Selection Process:
    a. Describe your experience in the entire judicial selection process, from beginning to end (including the circumstances which led to your nomination and the interviews in which you participated). List all interviews or communications you had with anyone in the Executive Office of the President, Justice Department, or outside organizations or individuals at the behest of anyone in the Executive Office of the President or Justice Department regarding this nomination, the dates of such interviews or communications, and all persons present or participating in such interviews or communications. Do not include any contacts with Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel concerning your nomination.
    A: I was contacted by Bob Bauer, White House Counsel, and Susan Davies, Deputy White House Counsel, on March 5, 2010, to inform me that the President wished to consider me for a possible Supreme Court vacancy. Between that date and the day of my nomination, I had frequent contact with Mr. Bauer and Ms. Davies. On April 7, 2010, Ron Klain, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, contacted me about meeting with the Vice President. Also that day, I met with David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to the President; Cynthia Hogan, Counsel to the Vice President; and Lisa Brown, Staff Secretary to the President. On April 13, 2010, I met with Ms Davies and Danielle Gray, an Associate White House Counsel. On April 15, 2010, I met with Amy Sabrin of Skadden Arps, as well as Leslie Abrams, Robyn Carr, and Maya Florence of that firm; Ms. Davies also attended this meeting. I met again with Ms. Sabrin and Ms. Carr on April 28, 2010. I met with Vice President Biden on April 27, 2010, and was interviewed by President Obama on April 30, 2010. I met with Valerie Jarrett on May 6, 2010. President Obama informed me on May 9, 2010 that he wished to nominate me to the Supreme Court. During this period, I also had numerous other communications with the White House staff members listed above, or groups of them, as well as with Daniel Meltzer, Principal Deputy White House Counsel; Julia Kazaks of Skadden Arps; and Attorney General Eric Holder.
    b. Has anyone involved in the process of selecting you for this nomination (including, but not limited to anyone in the Executive Office of the President, the Justice Department, or the Senate and its staff) ever discussed with you any currently pending or specific case, legal issue, or question in a manner that could reasonably be interpreted as seeking any express or implied assurances concerning your position on such case, issue, or question? If so, explain fully. Identify each communication you had prior to the announcement of your nomination with anyone in the Executive Office of the President, the Justice Department, or the Senate or its staff referring or relating to your views on any case, issue, or subject that could come before the Supreme Court of the United States, state who was present or participated in such communication, and describe briefly what transpired.
    A: No
    c. Did you make any representations to any individuals or interest groups as to how you might rule as a Justice, if confirmed? If you know of any such representations made by the White House or individuals acting on behalf of the White House, please describe them, and if any materials memorializing those communications are available to you, please provide four (4) copies.
    A: No.
    (Posted by David Jackson)


    Obama team contacted Kagan a month before Stevens announced retirement - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

    "The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke

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    Is anyone really surprised by such an appointment? The good thing is it doesn't really change the balance of the court. Let's just pray that the conservative judges last until Obama is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronwill View Post
    Is anyone really surprised by such an appointment? The good thing is it doesn't really change the balance of the court. Let's just pray that the conservative judges last until Obama is gone.
    Oh, she is a hell of a lot further to the left then Stevens, or Sotomayor for that matter; she is more in line with Ginsburg the most liberal judge to ever sit on SCOTUS...

    BTW whom will probably be replaced before years end, as she has been being treated for pancreatic cancer (Patrick Swayze just died from it) for over a year, she is about double the life expectancy...

    The one that is really going to put the nail in the Constitution is the replacement of "Justice Kennedy" he is the only moderate and the swing vote and has had numerous health problems in the last few years, and could be replaced by Obama before 2012...

    Every stinking nominee (SCOTUS or otherwise) by Obama has to be grilled to the nth degree and shot down if possible; as we can't be doing 40 years of liberals on SCOTUS...

    "The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke

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    Letter sent. Thanks for the reminder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    Socialism has never attained the status of a major political force in our country.
    I disagree. Socialism is the dominant political force in the U. S. If you don't believe it, try to get the Social Security Act repealed.

    True Socialists support the right to bear arms.
    The Socialist Labor party of Germany demands as the foundation of the state:

    1. Universal, equal and direct suffrage, with secret, obligatory voting by all citizens at all elections in state or community.
    2. Direct legislation by the people. Decision as to peace or war by the people.
    3. Right to bear arms. Militia instead of the standing army.
    4. Abolition of all laws of exception, especially all laws restricting the freedom of the press, of association and assemblage; above all, all laws restricting the freedom of public opinion, thought and investigation.
    5. Legal judgment through the people. Free administration of law.
    6. Universal and equal popular education by the state. Universal compulsory education. Free instruction in all forms of art. Declaration that religion is a private matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    Oh, she is a hell of a lot further to the left then Stevens, or Sotomayor for that matter; she is more in line with Ginsburg the most liberal judge to ever sit on SCOTUS...

    BTW whom will probably be replaced before years end, as she has been being treated for pancreatic cancer (Patrick Swayze just died from it) for over a year, she is about double the life expectancy...

    The one that is really going to put the nail in the Constitution is the replacement of "Justice Kennedy" he is the only moderate and the swing vote and has had numerous health problems in the last few years, and could be replaced by Obama before 2012...

    Every stinking nominee (SCOTUS or otherwise) by Obama has to be grilled to the nth degree and shot down if possible; as we can't be doing 40 years of liberals on SCOTUS...
    While I agree that Obama nominations are a bad thing, with a Dem majority and even some Republicans saying they may vote for her, it's most likely a done deal. I can write my rep but I already know he's going to be a negative vote for her. I hope something is found that would cause her to step down from the nomination. I believe that to be just a dream though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post

    GOF Brief in McDonald v Chicago

    Speaking of the Supreme Court, the next high-court judicial battle regarding gun rights will be an attempt to rule Chicago's notorious gun ban as unconstitutional as the one struck down in Washington DC in the landmark Heller case. In essence, will the "individual right" affirmed in Heller apply to every state or just DC?

    To view what Gun Owners Foundation is doing to influence this upcoming Supreme Court decision, and/or to make a tax-deductible contribution to further these legal efforts, please see:
    Mcdonald v Chicago Litigation
    Each state can make their own laws in accordance with their state constitution unless those laws violate the Bill of rights and/or the US Constitution. At which point the Supremacy clause is supposed to kick in and nullify the state law.

    I just don't understand whats so confusing about it, that they understood it wrong and misapplied it. Anyone with a brain and that doesn't have ulterior motives, can understand the words.
    One must be wary of the mentality creating the problem or the law creating the crime.

    I love America and the Constitution, if you don't then get out!

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    I sent messages to this end earlier this week. I used the link and sent another one.

    We need to cut the legs out from under this administration now and remove the ugly head in 2012...

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