Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Sen . Graham insisted that the Senate "should have a special and strong reason for the denial of confirmation." How about personally twisting the opinion of two medical groups to advance the killing of half-delivered babies? Or using her power to shun the U.S. military from college campuses in a time of war? Yet Sen. Graham insists she "passes [the] test." "[The Constitution] puts upon me a standard that's stood the test of time," he said. "Is the person qualified?" Absolutely not. She has zero experience as a judge. The only relevant legal experience she does have is as a political lawyer. "Is it a person of good character?" The plot to substitute her own judgment for that of trained physicians' shows, at the very least, that Kagan is devoid of any professional standards.

"Are they someone that understands the difference between being a judge and being a politician?" In her graduate thesis, she took the idea of judicial activism to new heights, writing that it is "not necessarily wrong" for judges "to mold... the law in order to promote certain ethical values and achieve certain social ends." In each of these categories, Elena Kagan doesn't even measure up to Sen. Graham's own standards! Unfortunately for Republicans, his absurd rationalization of Kagan leaves them virtually powerless to block her on the Senate floor. By abandoning conservatives, Sen. Graham pushed Democrats across the 60-vote threshold they need to stave off any procedural challenges. And by abandoning Americans, he may have pushed the court into a bold new era of political activism."

Tony Perkins

Family Research Council