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Kagan: its Fine if The Law Bans Books Because Government Won't Really Enforce It

June 29, 2010 by  

Bob Livingston

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  • Carol

    Is this what we want on the bench?
    she is clueless!

  • Jeff

    She is a progressive. That’s why dictator obama wants her on the bench. He already has one marxist on the bench and she hates our country and constitution just like dictator obama hate everything about our Repulic.

    • cheryll

      You are so right Jeff. She has also stated that she is for taking away our first, and second amendment rights.. She is a socialist, and will push her agenda. And don’t tell me a lesbian supreme court justice isn’t going to push her own agenda.. She can tell you she won’t, but she definitely will.. they need to kick her to the curb.

  • Dan

    Kagan states “its Fine if the Law Bans Books Because Government Won’t Really Enforce It” would convince me that she, Kagan could also state its Fine if the Law Protects Ones Right To Bare Arms the Government Won’t Really Enforce It.

    We have four Supreme Justices on the court now who have this very attitude.

    • JMichael

      So true, so true. I believe we are in for a ride over the next forty years, while we work out of the system all that has been done by the politicians who just wanted to enrich themselves and their families while staying in power.

    • Kay

      It is the same point of view concerning immigration. The law requires ‘visitors’ to our country must have documents; whether for temporary visiting or work. But the federal government doesn’t enforce it! Doesn’t apply unless those currently in government WANT to apply it!

      These progressives simply do not believe in the rule of LAW. Her explanation is the exact perspective of a ‘dictator’ who DECIDES what the law means when he or she wants it to apply!

      She and her cohorts believe themselves more important than the Constitution or the citizens of this country!

  • always right

    “Progressive”? How do these commies get to call themselves “progressives”? There’s nothing “progressive” about the ideas they tout. If anything “regressive-repressives” would be appropriate. Let’s start being honest and STOP letting the left dictate terms and rewite the English language to support their perverted dreams. Do NOT call these people “progressives” because they’re anything but.

  • s c

    Because of the deep political indoctrination involved, a progressive is a progressive retard. That is, a progressive starts with a mental disadvantage, and over the years the problem worsens until an individual is a mindless parrot for whoever pulls the strings.
    If Kagan is not yet at that stage, she’s close. She proves that it IS possible to get an education and have no common sense. It will be her job to carry out the whims of whoever’s in the White House.
    Kagan didn’t hesitate to LIE about her role in keeping the military away from Haavid. That makes her an ‘ideal’ progressive choice.
    Most of the time, a liar is a liability. However, in Herr Obummer’s dream world, a liar is a great asset. Whatever else she is will become evident in short order.

  • J.M.R.

    KAGAN IS A LIBERAL HACK SO NO TO HER BEING ON THE SUPREME COURT

  • cal

    no,no,no, a thousand times no

  • Paul

    The text promised in the hook appears nowhere in the clip, which actually has Kagan saying that an attempt to ban a book should fail an “as applied” challenge — a phrase meaning, she opposes efforts to ban books, and thinks they would be found unconstitutional.

    • eddie47d

      I think that fact went over their heads. If something was left out of the tape then this article is being manipulated and then meaningless. Many folks liberals and conservatives alike want certain things banned. Liberals don’t like our loose gun laws and conservatives don’t like Hollywoods “indecency”(sex and violence). Both sides want to ban something. Liberals want to legalize many drugs and conservatives want to ban these same drugs. Thus we have this drug war going nowhere.I have heard conservatives over the years say they want certain books banned but never a liberal. So where do you really stand? I have heard both liberals and conservatives promote porno and denounce it.(I’m against it). We can support all kinds of laws and nobody pays attention anyways.

  • Paul

    Anyway, if you don’t think Kagan would make a good Justice, filibuster her, you’ve got more than enough votes now that Byrd’s dead.

  • http://none Rosemary Mariotti

    What rock did Obama find Kagan. Front lawn of the White House where the dog runs. “It’s fine if the Law Bans Books because government won’t enforce it.” Are you serious, Did this jackass really say that? Now get the idea what a dirt bag your, ***NOT MY*** president really is. He is doing anything, using anyone to further his agenda to totally destroy our country. Get it yet? If not are you brain dead?

  • David

    The Supreme court needs a Constitutional Lawyer not a cultural lawyer. Someone who was not connected to the administration policy making machine.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Thomas the Citizen

    We are so screwed if we do not stand up against what is going on!!!!!!

    • Darkskor

      We can stop all this in November. Make this poor excuse of a President a lame duck in his last two years. We can take control of both houses if the silent majority does NOT sit on its hands this November….

  • bob pa

    Kagen is a joke. a is a. not a is whatever you want. she is an enbarisment to liberals, conseratives, to jurists, and to americans. what she said is illogical and stupid. stupid id stupid and she is stupidity at is most.

  • Fainka

    Right now, during hearings she will say and promise anything, just to get the seat. As soon as she is in, she will do anything she wants and Sonja Sotomayor will vote together with Kagan.

    But the problem is, if Kagan is not confirmed, what the next nimination from Obama will be? I don’t think the Senate will be able to grag confirmations for 2.5 years. May it happen that if Kagan is not confirmed, Cuss Sunstein will be nominated? And he is more dangerous, because he is more intelligent and more articulate?

    It doesn’t mean that I support Kagan, I’m firmly against her. It just means I’m very troubled with the whole situation.

  • Dell

    Kagan maybe good for president but not good for us, “the people”. Let her stay as a lawyer. We don’t need life time people for any office, I say No to Kagan.

  • Angelique

    Whomever Mr. Obama nominates next is not a given that he will nominate another far-left inexperienced product of the wacky SDS type academics. Kagan is the nominee now & must not be confirmed. I find her decisions, her hesitations in aswering & legal babble most disturbing. Mr. Obama has proved over & over again by his appointees just the kind of “New World Order” he wants. This is not what America is about. We are an exceptional nation. People came here from all over the globe to become “Americans,” not a hyphonated step-child, but a fully assimilated American. This is what the “new immigrants” crossing unlawfully into this country fail to understand. We must do background checks as other nations do (including Mexico) for crimminal records, gang bangers & terrorists. Ms. Kagan does not appear to me to have the needs of the nation as a priority, but rather her own liberal, Social/Progressive agenda….as does our current President. We are on a dangerous course to “change” our basic laws into something very alien to us as a freedom-loving people.

    • Karen Pooler

      Kudos, well said! It’s unfortunate that this progressive will probably
      be confirmed though! All I can say is, any moron Senator voting for her needs to be removed from office as soon as possible! God save America from these Progressives and return us to our God given common sense!

  • bob pa

    might as well say the bill of rights cause if the 1st & 2nd go the rest will follow just what obama ordered. we need to obey the founding fathers and retake our country.

  • VMCox

    You people are mostly nuts! The Brady group, which fights fervently for gun control in this country, has bestowed an ‘F’ to President Obama, because of his lack of support for their cause. I repeat, the President does not support gun control. And one more thing, for all of you avowed Christians here represented. You are everything the Sunday school teacher told us not to be. Vicious, dis-respectful, bigoted, hateful and hypocritical… I pray everyday, that you only represent a small number of citizens of this great country…

    • Vicki

      Interesting. The people that match your list are mostly liberal (I.E. Far left) in what little I have been able to untangle from their hateful/bigoted opinions. They also defend Obama and his policies.

      And they do seem a bit unhinged by so many people not believing the lies of the left wing anymore.

    • mountain_man

      VMCox, you so have the conservatives mis- stereotyped! Conservatives want to “conserve” what we have, namely, the bill of rights, endowed by our Creator. And who’s “nuts”, except liberals? You don’t believe in a creator, as a liberal, so I guess you don’t get to have any rights, except to abort your potential offspring. So, with regards to liberals, I support their right to terminate their progeny, every chance they get, or come out of the closet, the sooner, the better.
      Can’t take a little criticism? Grow a set, wimpy liberals are so not cool.
      Not all of us are the “hated christians” you rage against. Some of us are outright heathen. See, conservative, AND pro- choice. Blessed be…..

    • grammybear

      ” Vicious, dis-respectful, bigoted, hateful and hypocritical… I pray everyday, that you only represent a small number of citizens of this great country…”……………………

      This illegal squatter in Our White House supports nothing which does not further his agenda of DESTROYING our
      Beloved United States of America.

      If it is “Vicious, dis-respectful, bigoted, hateful and hypocritical…”
      to be a Patriotic American , and wish to preserve our Constitution & Bill of Rights, our FREEDOM ,then I am Proud to be so.

      Your comments & views are a disgrace to any red blooded American
      and a slap in the face to every one of our troops, past, present & future!

      ” I pray everyday, that you only represent a small number of citizens of this great country…”

      What will you do when your children are hungry, and you cannot buy bread nor the goods to make it because you have had your “allotment”
      for the month, or your child is sick , but cannot see a Dr. because the Gov. says “No”?
      Will you fight for your rights then, for your children?
      Or when they come & kick in your door to take you or one of your
      family members in the dead of night ,, reason?, Enemy of the State.

      Sound far fetched?
      It’s beginning.
      We stand and fight now, and those who believe as you do make our fight that much more difficult, because we not only have to stand for OUR rights, but protect those who won’t see or hear the truth.
      You had better hope your “prayers” fall on deaf ears.
      I know I do.

      While your on your knees, Thank God Almighty for the Brave Men & Women who have fought & died to GIVE YOU the RIGHT to speak your “mind”
      If we do not stand up now, you won’t have that right either.

      • Patriot Sara

        Vicki,

        • Patriot Sara

          Kudos, grammybear (your response at 11:50pm on June 30)!

          Well said! The sheeple are making it so much harder for the rest of us; it is clear that the question to put to people at this point is simply: “are you for freedom or socialism?” Nothing else needs to be posed.

          Clint Didier, running in Washington state, says we need to get off the sidelines and in the game NOW! Then we can take back our country and NEVER let our guard down again!

    • PJ

      If You think Obama doesn’t have a personal agenda including banning guns and free speach. You dont know a single thing about him…….Look at his cabinet..Feinstein, Emanual, MRS. Clinton, Biden, Holder…….name the rest yourself and do some background research on them…..GOTO NRA.ORG dont be a puppet or a tape recorder…see the facts for yourself.Vote for freedom…or die a slave…..

      • Marine

        GOTO NRA.ORG dont be a puppet or a tape recorder…see the facts for yourself.Vote for freedom

        Now that’s the funniest thing I have read all day so far. Go to NRA.org, the backstabbing profiteering compromising kings of scam and swindle. Send us your money RIGHT NOW or your 2nd Amendment rights may be lost forever!!! Meanwhile the NRA endorses and supports myriad gun control measures. But only the “reasonable” ones right?

        There is no such thing as reasonable gun control, only incremental tyranny. The NRA does not care about the 2nd Amendment, only about dragging the fight out to keep the money flowing in.

        No thanks. I dropped the NRA like a hot rock back in the 90′s. I will not ever again send them a single penny of my hard earned money, just so they can stab me in the back… again.

        On some issues there is no room for compromise, and the 2nd is one of those issues. Without the 2nd, and without an armed population, everything we are debating is meaningless. Without the rights of the citizenry to keep and maintain arms, there is no check against the government running roughshod over every single liberty and freedom we have left, including the right to this discourse.

        The NRA does not care about anything but keeping the money coming in. They may talk a good game, but I’ll believe their actions before their words. Their actions have spoken loud and clear over the years as they have given their blessing to all sorts of gun control laws and measures and regulations. Dressing up their actions with BS speech and justifications that their membership blindly gobbles up and goes along with.

        No thanks. The NRA can burn. NRA = Not Relevant Anymore.

        There are many other organizations who take our 2nd Amendment freedoms much more seriously.

        Gun Owners of America
        SAF
        JPFO
        CRKBA
        and a slew of others.

        Screw the NRA.

    • DonJ

      Your comment gives away your age and view of a liberal onesided education recipient who probably has not had to defend yourself to anyone other than others than like minded individuals. When you actually arrive in the real world, required to fend for yourself, defend your property and family and build a legacy for someone other than yourself (your children)you may very well figure out your views brought on the lack of protections this administration and supreme court appointee are striving for. I can’t wait for YOU to wake up and go a different direction, hopefuly before the best country in the world is ruined by Progressive ideology.

  • DuWain

    The root cause of all of this trouble goes back to the voting in the primary system. Cleverly, quietly the clintonistas and obamanites gathered up to vote in the Republican primaries. These people are quite clever in a devious way and they learned a lot from Karl Rove (the architect). By stuffing the GOP ballot with nitwit candidates, the Dems win big. So, here we are: up that well known tributary without means of motivation. And, without sufficient votes to stop this social/cultural/political juggernaught. Conservatism hasn’t a chance of regaining a toe hold until the Primary System is fixed. BTW, VMCox get a life!

    • Vicki

      The “primary” system has already been neutralized. The Demopublicans and Republicrats simply have not noticed yet. Let them have their primaries. We can use social networking to select the best candidates for office and use the social networks and U-Tube to gather support for our candidates. In Nov we can vote for whomever is on the voting card OR writein our candidate if they have not been allowed to be on that card.

      In fact we can use the card to easily identify incumbents most of whom need to be voted out anyway.

  • robert fox

    Kagan is dangerously niev and has no grasp of history.If blocks are not placed in the way the gov. will enforce the laws it likes and look the other way on the ones it does not.As is happening now.

  • animal

    gaygan will be another nail in Americas coffin

  • Zebar of NV

    I am impressed by Elena Kagan’s willingness to obfuscate and misrepresent in her responses to the Senators’ probing questions. Answers about her role impeding military recruiting on Harvard campus were a good illustration. Her presumption that a hypothetical law (the banning of “books”) would not be enforced, so therefore Kagan is ambivalent on its passage, is the reasoning of a child or a liar or a lunatic. Kagan seems driven by social politics, lifestyle choice, collective shame about the US Military, her benefactor’s need and purpose, sexual preference and freedom to abort. This is no Supreme Court mindset. Who among our wimpy RINOS will vote to confirm?
    Nice writing by Angelique, who would be a better choice for the High Court.

  • http://222.arbonnebycarole.myarbonne.com Carole Wilson

    This woman Kagan is right out of the book Rules For Radicals by Saul Alisky I urge you to call every Sebator you know or don’t know 202=224-3121 Good luck

  • Carolyn Eustace

    Right on grammybear and Angelique

  • http://Facebook Lynn Westrich

    This woman is a threat to the Constitution of the United States and should never be confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court. She is a liberal who believes in partial birth abortion, taking away free speech, and in my opinion a socialist. She and all of the Democrats in power need to go!

  • BENTLEY LLOYD

    WHY DO WE EVEN CONSIDER PEOPLE LIKE THIS FOR OFFICE, IN MY ESTIMATION SHE IS A RADICAL. IT’S GETTING TO BE THIS IS THE ONLY THING WE ARE GETTING IN OUR GOVERNMENT. PERSONALLY I THINK WE NEED TO DUMP EVERY ONE OF THEM, AND ELECT A BUNCH OF FARMERS INTO OFFICE. I KNOW THEY WOULD HAVE MORE WISDOM THAN ALL THESE LAWERS. AT LEAST THEY UNDERSTAND THE LIFE STYLE OF THE PEOPLE THAT KEEP THIS NATION RUNNING. ALL WE HAVE NOW IS THE CHICAGO MAFIA IN CONTROL. ARE WE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH ALL OF THEM JUST LIKE WE HAD TO DEAL WITH AL CAPONE? IF SO LETS GET STARTED WE ARE WAY BEHIND ALREADY.

  • kimberly

    Kagan NEEDS TO GO BACK TO WHERE SHE CAME FROM, HOW CAN SOMEONE BE SO DUMB,
    I STILL SAY ” WHERE IS THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE” OBAMA.
    PEOPLE IF WE CAN PROVE THAT OBAMA IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN HE WILL BE IMPEACHED AND ALL THE LAWS THAT WE PASSED WILL BE TRACHED AND WE THE PEOPLE WILL ASK FOR A TOTLE INVESTIGATION ON ALL THIS AND THE PUPPET MASTERS THAT’S BEHIND THIS CONTROLING, MONEY AND POWER AS WELL AS GET THE CROOKS OUT OF THE GOVERMENT AND PUT SOMEONE IN THAT IS DECENT AND HONEST IF THERE IS SUCH, I SAY RAN PAUL IS THE BEST FOR THE JOB ,

    • kimberly

      SORRY I HAD MISSPELLED WORDS

      Kagan NEEDS TO GO BACK TO WHERE SHE CAME FROM, HOW CAN SOMEONE BE SO DUMB,

      I STILL SAY ” WHERE IS THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE” OBAMA.
      PEOPLE IF WE CAN PROVE THAT OBAMA IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN HE WILL BE IMPEACHED AND ALL THE LAWS THAT WERE PASSED WILL BE TRASHED AND WE THE PEOPLE WILL ASK FOR A TOTLE FULL INVESTIGATION ON ALL THIS AND THE PUPPET MASTERS THAT’S BEHIND THIS CONTROLING, MONEY AND POWER PLAY TRIP AS WELL AS GET THE CROOKS OUT OF THE GOVERMENT AND PUT SOMEONE IN THAT IS DECENT AND HONEST IF THERE IS SUCH,
      I SAY RAN PAUL IS THE BEST FOR THE JOB , :)

  • Paul

    Gaygan is a disgrace to her Jewish heritage. How utterly bizarre it is that her grandparents escaped the tyranny of Hitler because of the generosity of our war dead. She and Rob Emanuel fail to see the useful idiots that they are.

  • InSpire

    LET’s STOP & relax for one moment taking three big deep breaths
    & INSTEAD allow ourselves to fully explore this visioning in-depth
    THEN STOP any resistance or old beliefs arising as vision unfolds
    & INSTEAD give yourself permission & freedom to sweetly behold
    Together, we can co-create the World we want

    LET’s STOP & imagine WHAT IF our thoughts co-create collectively
    & INSTEAD we consciously co-create the World wanted conceptually
    THEN STOP declaring we’ll never fix world problems or live peacefully
    & INSTEAD choose life as we know it today no longer exists thankfully
    Together, we can co-create the World we want

    LET’s STOP to identify & remove modus operandi no longer befitting
    & INSTEAD pool talents & resources, encouraging new dreaming
    THEN STOP fixing outdated regimes built on lies, greed & profitability
    & INSTEAD start from scratch developing world-wide prosperity
    Together, we can co-create the World we want

    LET’s STOP debt-economy built upon lies, corruption, profit & greed
    & INSTEAD help each other be sustained, respected, liberated & freed
    THEN STOP supporting War on Terror politically & financially derived
    & INSTEAD establish a Resource-Based Economy collectively contrived
    Together, we can co-create the World we want

    LET’s STOP financial, religious, military, corporate, government deception
    & INSTEAD foster individual growth, mentoring & universal re-education
    THEN STOP hostility, conflict, discord, controversy & strife addiction
    & INSTEAD extend LOVE, kindness, forgiveness, charity & compassion
    Together, we can co-create the World we want

    LET’s STOP perpetuating unsustainable wasteful consumption scheming
    & INSTEAD rebuild our communities promoting local sustainability
    THEN STOP supporting deceitful systems & practices lacking integrity
    & INSTEAD create renewable green solutions developed by global teaming
    Together, we can co-create the World we want

    LET’s STOP continuous depletion of Earth’s most treasured resources
    & INSTEAD reuse, recycle & build products warranted for life of course
    THEN STOP GMO’s destruction of Earth’s precious Kingdoms, no remorse
    & INSTEAD stimulate local food production & highest good of all life-force
    Together, we can co-create the World we want

    LET’s STOP fearing poverty, there’s plenty to go around exponentially
    & INSTEAD generosity begets more, our heart’s connected intricately
    THEN STOP wasting precious time hurting each others basic-101 security
    & INSTEAD release suppressed medical cures & secreted technology
    Together, we can co-create the World we want

    LET’s STOP tolerating harmful abuse touted in the name of a religion
    & INSTEAD govern under LAW OF ONE holistic spiritual foundation
    THEN STOP perpetuating disparaging division & illusion of separation
    & INSTEAD implement service to others – as ONE Unified Global Vision
    Together, we can co-create the World we want

    LET’s STOP depreciating Humanity, horribly wrong & truly no fun
    & INSTEAD choose personal responsibility no matter what comes
    THEN STOP feeling dejected & afraid of being personally shunned
    & INSTEAD take on visioning process & not quitting until it’s DONE
    Together, YES WE CAN co-create the World we want

    • s c

      OK, I’ll say it. InSpire, no matter how your comments are sliced or diced, it all comes down to a promotional op for Herr Obummer’s crowd and progressives of every ilk. You sound like a pre-election campaign ad. Do you think Herr Obummer is still on the campaign trail?
      If you’re promoting Kagan, you’re whizzing up a redwood. I haven’t heard anything this sophomoric since the ’60s and hippies were wall-to-wall.
      If you’re a Gore camp-follower, global warming and global cooling are the opposite sides of the same fake coin. Where have you been?
      Hang on to your almost childish sense of reality. You’re going to need it. By the way, ‘co-create’ what and with whom? Progressives have a remarkable habit of saying many, many words and not saying ANYTHING.
      You’re far out, man, but you’re also too far out.

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