Kagan Clueless Regarding God-Given Rights And Thus Not Qualified To Be A Judge
By John Lofton Editor
The most important exchange during the recent Elena Kagan hearings received almost no attention. To the extent attention was paid to the exchange between Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Supreme Court nominee Kagan, it was mocked and ridiculed.
Here is the exchange which clearly shows that Kagan was/is clueless regarding the true American view, a Christian/Biblical view, that the rights that human beings have come from God, the God of the Bible. Thus, she is not qualified to be a judge.
Grassley: Do you believe that the Second Amendment codified a pre-existing right? Or was it a right created by the Constitution
Kagan (long pause): Senator Grassley, I’ve — I’ve never really considered that question, as to whether the Second Amendment right, I, I —
Grassley: Well, it’s basic to our Declaration of Independence that says we’re endowed by our Creator with certain — certain individual rights, among them, you know, what it says, and we aren’t endowed by our government. So the question here is, are we endowed by our Constitution with this right or did it exist before the Constitution existed?
I know the Declaration of Independence is not the law of the land but it does express the philosophy of why we went to war and why our country exists. And that you understand, I hope, that if we’re endowed by our government with certain rights the government can take them away from us. Whereas if we possess them ourselves and give them up from time-to-time to the government — to exercise in our stead — then the government can’t take away something that is inherently ours. Do you believe the Second Amendment right-to-bear arms is a fundamental right?
Kagan: Senator Grassley, I think that is what the court held in McDonald —
Grassley: And you agree with it?
Kagan: Good precedent going forward.blog comments powered by Disqus