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Sessions Questions Kagan's Stance On The Military

July 5, 2010 by  

Sessions questions Kagan's stance on the military Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) challenged Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan last week after she justified her decision to limit military recruiters’ access to Harvard Law School students during her tenure as dean.

Kagan has been heavily criticized over the last month for her decision to ban military recruitment personnel from the law school’s career office due to her condemnation of the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy, which bans openly gay individuals from serving in the military.

During their somewhat heated exchange, Kagan told Sessions that military recruiters had access to students "every single day [she] was dean," adding that she "reveres" those that serve in the armed forces.

In response to her denial of creating an anti-military climate on Harvard’s campus, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee openly questioned Kagan’s assessment of the situation.

"I’m just a little taken aback by the tone of your remarks because it is unconnected to reality," he said. "I know you acted without legal authority to reverse Harvard’s policy and deny those military people access to campus until you were threatened by the U.S. government [with] loss of Federal funds."

Sessions added that Kagan took steps as dean to treat former and current members of the military in a "second class way."
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  • J.M.R.

    if any republican votes for this hack they nned to showed the door at the next election

  • LIBRA

    MS KAGAN IS AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY EXCEPT FOR HER BOOTING OF RECRUITERS FOR THE MILITARY AT HARVARD. NOT BECAUSE OF ANTI-WAR FEELINGS BUT BECAUSE OF DON’T ASK ,DON’T TELL. DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL HAS WORKED SINCE CLINTON INSTITUTED THE MEASURE. HER STANCE TELLS ME THAT SHE IS NOT HETEROSEXUAL. J.EDGAR HOOVER WAS GAY AND THE PRESS COVERED IT UP–HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPT INDIVIDUALS IN POLITICAL HISTORY AND KEPT FILES ON MANY POLITICIANS FOR USE AT A LATER TIME–SO THEY COULD BE EXTORTED. WE DO NOT NEED TO GIVE THIS UNKOWN QUANTITY ON THE JOB TRAINING ALL IN THE NAME OF SOCIAL JUSTICE. SOCIAL JUSTICE MEANS TO ME SOMETHING FROM THE MARXIST HANDBOOK WHICH IS NOW OBAMA’S BIBLE. LOOK AT THE SCANDALS CAUSED BY THE GAYS IN CONGRESS AND OTHER HIGH POLITICAL PLACES. KAGAN IS AT BEST LIBERAL TO THE POINT OF MARXIST AND NO JUDICIAL TRACKRECORD.

    • Robert

      We need a strong military force to preserve our freedom, plus the fact that individuals have the right to keep and bear arms. We don’t need a person who can’t understand this. Someone breaks into your house, what are you going to do? You have every right to dispatch the intruder, with haste and with extreme predjudice. As far as gay policies are concerned, that’s just a preference towards sexual behavior, not what a person believes in, in protecting our rights. If I was gay and I am not, and I’m in a foxhole with a gay person and being shot at, I would want that gay person there with me because he would at all costs, protect my precious ass.

  • Norm

    Vile Racist Jeff Sessions
    Who is this vile, lisping piglet known as the “top ranking Republican” on the Senate Judiciary Committee calling everybody and everything (mostly Elena Kagan) Communist and Anti-American? Why it’s Alabama heartthrob Jeff Sessions, the Reagan-era U.S. attorney in Mobile who, when nominated by the Gipper to be U.S. District Court judge in southern Alabama, was revealed to be a complete racist and Bircher-style paranoid — the kind of trash who would tell black colleagues that he thought the Ku Klux Klan were “okay” until he discovered some of them were “pot smokers.”
    Through the course of his confirmation hearings, black and white colleagues described Sessions’ constant, blatant racism: calling the NAACP “anti-American,” aggressively prosecuting fake “voter fraud” in black neighborhoods while ignoring actual fraud in white polling stations, calling a black U.S. attorney “boy,” and describing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 a “piece of intrusive legislation” — a quote he stood behind during his hearing.

    • Steve

      Psychiatrist Confirms: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder
      February 17, 2008
      Psychiatrist Confirms: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder
      As a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, Lyle Rossiter has treated over 1,500 patients and examined over 2,700 civil and criminal cases. Turning his hand to political psychopathology, the author of The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, has diagnosed an alarming percentage of the population as suffering from the grotesque form of mental derangement known by some as moonbattery.
      Among Rossiter’s observations:
      Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded. Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.
      A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity — as liberals do. A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population — as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation’s citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state — as liberals do.
      The roots of liberalism — and its associated madness — can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind. When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.
      Basically liberalism is a willful failure to mature beyond adolescence that can have catastrophic consequences for society. With luck, the official diagnosis of this disease by a mental health professional will facilitate the search for a cure.

    • pitchertaker

      The NAACP is an anti American organization. It is also the most racist organization going, something about the advancement of colored people. Ms kagan, like obama has no experience other than being a socialist idealog, that needs not to be making decisions about the low of the land. Everyone needs to vote carefully in November. Don’t vote for the democratic wolf in conservative clothing.

    • Rick

      Norm must be taking some serious medication. I am proud to have Jeff
      Sessions as my Senator, and I have written him to ask him to vote NO
      on Kagan. I have also encouraged him to investigate the Justice Dept
      dismissal of the voting rights charges against the RACIST, ANTI SEMITIC New Black Panther Party, who have been accused of intimidation
      by famed civil rights activist Bartle Bull. Norm must have been taught
      by one of those revisionist history teachers.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Normie,
      you sure you aren’t confusing him with your hero tweety Byrd who just died????

  • slickporsche

    In spite of all that you say about Sessions,it is a mute point, because he does have a good argument against Kagan. Kagan has proven to be like Obama. A blatant liar. She will be like a snake in the grass, waiting to strike a blow to our republic. Maybe we will get lucky and she will have a fatal accident of some kind. Norm, are you black?

    • Norm

      slickporsche
      Norm, are you black?
      Only when I weed my garden.

      • Norm

        I was referring to the fact that I get very dirty. Just to stave the racists out there.

        • libertytrain

          Yes Norm, ‘Words are the source of much misunderstanding’

          • Jana

            libertytrain,
            I think ole Norm must be smoking weed in his garden.

      • Allan

        The more trees you plant the more you will have to find racists behind.

  • Howdy

    Kagen seems to be lacking experience as well as having a socialist agenda.. She could be a racist as well.. I just hope she is not confirmed due to the fact she is way to much like obama.. We are giving him on the job training and so far it has been way to expensive. We do not need to give Kagen on the job training, that would be a huge mistake.

  • Norm

    The reality is, Kagan’s appointment is more legitimately concerning to liberals than it is to conservatives. She has the hallmarks of being a cautious, small-bore pragmatist — not an activist left-leaning judge.
    When being confirmed for the job of U.S. solicitor general, she agreed that certain Al Qaeda suspects could be held indefinitely without trial — even if they were captured off the battlefield.
    She has said there is “no question . . . that the Second Amendment guarantees Americans ‘the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation.’ ”
    She believes there is nothing wrong with government funds going to faith-based groups, provided they use that money for non-religious purposes.
    She has flatly stated there is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
    In her time as dean of Harvard Law School, she supported the controversial hiring of Jack Goldsmith, known for playing a key role in crafting the Bush administration’s interrogation policy.
    Add it up, and odds are that, as a replacement for the liberal John Paul Stevens, she will drag the court modestly toward the center

    • Rick

      Kagan is a clone of her mentor, Barak Obama, and as such, will say
      whatever it takes to be confirmed. These progressive Marxists have
      an agenda that is as close to the center as Earth is to Mars!

      • Robin, Arcadia, IN

        Rick… I don’t think you could be more right! She is going to say whatever she needs to say to be appointed. Obama is never out of campaign mode and she is learning it all from him. Actions speak louder than words!

        • Norm

          Robin, Arcadia, IN
          Ridiculous fantasyworld nonsense. You guys just make this s–t up. It’s incredible.

          • http://naver samurai

            Are we looking in the mirror again, Norm? Kagan has never really sat on the bench, let alone warmed it. I will admit that she and Obama bin Laden have one thing in common, they both aren’t qualified for the job. Lack of experience, you know? Like your snive remarks about people on this post!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            samurai,
            I wonder if SHE has a birth certificate????

    • alpha-lemming

      All I can say is….. WOW!! ….. more concerning to liberals because she’s NOT ACTIVIST!! Sooooo….. you want(NEED)an activist SCOTUS because that’s the ONLY way to get the one world, Kumbaya, commie cr*p agenda passed because it’d never be VOTED for?!?!?!? AND all your examples??? Give Al-Qaeda Constitutional (read citizen) protections, 2nd amendment’s gotta go, gotta marry (a RELIGEOUS rite!!) gerbil-ranchers, but at the same time strengthen that church/state boundry (no $ for nuttin’). What color is the air on your planet??? And don’t say commie red….. too cliche!!

  • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/sessions-questions-kagans-stance-on-the-military-19867765/ Elizabeth Jeffcoat

    Opinions:

    1. I believe the Republicans fear No votes for any ultra liberal.

    2. Kagan should not be confirmed as a life-long member of SCOTUS. Remember,the appointment is for life — a Sickening Reality! She is unqualified and beyond being impartial. Most of all, she obviously dislikes our wonderful military.

    3. A Republican filibuster should be enacted against Kagan and
    forget Fear.

    Please write your US Senators of any political party and tell them No to Kagan. Thanks.

    • Norm

      Kagan’s confirmation is pretty much a done deal. The votes for a filibuster just don’t exist. The votes for confirmation do exist.

      • Robin, Arcadia, IN

        And if Kagan is appointed it will yet be another sad day for America.

        • http://naver samurai

          100% agree fellow patriot and hoosier!

  • s c

    Hitler would ‘love’ Kagan. Any woman who combines a predator mentality with a touch of Margaret Sanger has a great future in a country where up is down and in is out.
    With Washington’s self-addicted leanings, I suppose the Supreme Court will now need a Nazi flag in its inner chambers (we must be “tolerant”). Anything to ‘please,’ eh?
    The progressive non-mind makes allowances for everything under the sun. Nothing can be seen as flawed or ‘wrong’ – as long as it continues its lemming-like journey to oblivion.
    The idea that Kagan is somehow new-and-improved is bunk. Replacing Stevens with a shadow Nazi progressive makes sense in Washington, but then Washington sold its collective arse and its power-mad soul before most of us were born.
    If you talk to Kagan, don’t say hello. Say sig heil. Click those boots. And be pc at all times, people. Adolf would be so proud.

    • Norm

      s c
      Hitler would have loved kagan all right. She’s Jewish.

      • Smilee

        Good Come Back!! HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA, ROTFL,

      • Jana

        Norm,
        Yes, especially since Hitler was a Jew.

        • libertytrain

          Jana – you beat me to it -

  • Rick

    Anyone who is a student of history will know that NAZI was an acronym
    for the National Socialist Party. I invite everyone to research the
    way Hitler designed his agenda, and then compare it to the history of
    Obama and his agenda, and decide for yourself if there any parrallels.
    The tactics of ACORN and SEIU will also be very revealing, as will the
    ideologies of Obama’s early associates, William Ayers and his wife, as
    well as Jeremiah Wright and Frank Davis.

    • Norm

      Rick
      Many conservatives accuse Hitler of being a leftist, on the grounds that his party was named “National Socialist.” But socialism requires worker ownership and control of the means of production. In Nazi Germany, private capitalist individuals owned the means of production, and they in turn were frequently controlled by the Nazi party and state. True socialism does not advocate such economic dictatorship — it can only be democratic. Hitler’s other political beliefs place him almost always on the far right. He advocated racism over racial tolerance, eugenics over freedom of reproduction, merit over equality, competition over cooperation, power politics and militarism over pacifism, dictatorship over democracy, capitalism over Marxism, realism over idealism, nationalism over internationalism, exclusiveness over inclusiveness, common sense over theory or science, pragmatism over principle, and even held friendly relations with the Church, even though he was an atheist.

      • http://naver samurai

        Sorry, Norm, but Hitler grew up being a practicing catholic. Read Mein Kampf to find out.

      • Allan

        Norm-

        What matters more than -ism is intrusion. People on this site are, but for a few inexplicable liberals, for less government. We are also at odds with government-growing RINO’s. We don’t need bigger government. We need smaller, more acountable government.

  • http://www.good-gov.com William

    Letter from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson…this gives the lie to Kagan’s assertions on the relevance of the Declaration of Independence today:

    “And on the distinctive principles of the Government of our own State, and of that of the United States, the best guides are to be found in—

    1. The Declaration of Independence, as the fundamental act of Union of these States.

    2. The book known by the title of the “Federalist,” being an Authority to which appeal is habitually made by all & rarely declined or denied by any, as evidence of the general opinion of those who framed & those who accepted the Constitution of the United States on questions as to its genuine meaning.

    3. The Resolutions of the General Assembly of Virginia in 1799, on the subject of the Alien & Sedition laws, which appeared to accord with the predominant sense of the people of the U.S.

    4. The Inaugural Speech & Farewell Address of President Washington, as conveying political lessons of peculiar value; and that in the branch of the School of law which is to treat on the subject of Government, these shall be used as the text & documents of the School.” Letter to Thomas Jefferson

  • bob pa

    The country was lost when lincoln declared war on a sovorign nation called the confederate states of america. it was aknowledged by james buchanan the prior president of the united states of america. so it goes way back. our founding fathers are very sad today to see what is and what has happpened. will never know what life would have been like it we were free as our founding fathers wished. they knew what it was like but we will never know. its a tradgey. we need to reclaim our country.

    • Smilee

      Oh your so confused!! Lincoln did not declare war the confederate states dragged the United States into a war by firing on Fort Sumter thus starting the WAR that in the end the South lost and surrendered to the real United States thus ending their illegal activities.

      • http://naver samurai

        Ah, wrong there frownlee. If you read your Constitution, you’ll see that the southern states secedding from the union isn’t illegal or unconstitutional.

        • Smilee

          Succeeding from the Union is no excuse for starting a war, they were conquered by the United States thus they are a conquered nation and now belong to the United States. If the revolutionary war had been lost we would have been a conquered nation and would have belonged to Briton also there is no provision in the Constitution allowing for succession as those who once tried it found out the hard way.

          • http://naver samurai

            Frownlee, read your history again. Secession isn’t unconstitutional or illegal. Don’t forget, South Carolina wanted to seceed in the 1830′s, but their leaders changed their minds. Things like this tend to happen in history, not just ours, when the people feel that government has gotten too big or their rights are being taken away from them. Also don’t forget that a lot of different forces were at play that helped lead to the dividing of this nation between north and south. Remember the subject here is her unfitness for the job. She has never tried cases and this makes her qualified for the job? Frownlee, I have some bad news for you. I was asked to run for a senate seat from Indiana and, thanks to people like you, I’ve decided to go for it. If I’m elected in 2012, everything will be above board, constitutional, moral, ethical, and the libs will be running out of Washington with a quickness. Thank you, abnorm, and others for helping me make up my mind. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

            “Samurai”
            2/152 Inf Bn
            SFC, USA Retired

          • http://?? Joe H.

            samurai,
            If you do that and do it in the way you describe, you better carry. Open and concealed!!!

          • Smilee

            Samurai

            I do not think that even in Indiana people would vote for the likes of you, your just to radical!!!

  • mehoward

    I LIKE JEFF SESSIONS, I AGREE WITH MOST OF WHAT HE SAYS. I JUST WANT HE AND THE REST OF THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS TO REALLY GRILL THIS KAGEN,
    FIND OUT WHAT SHE REALLY BELIEVES AND WHAT BAGGAGE SHE IS BRINGING TO THE SUPREME COURT. SHE IS TOO SELF ASSURED RUFFLE SOME FEATHERS AMD SEE HOW SHE HANDLES IT. MY GOODNESS THIS A LIFE TIME POSITION WE NEED TO KNOW EVERY THING ABOUT THIS PERSON WE CAN. OBAMA HAS CONFIDENCE IN HER THERE MUST BE A RAT IN THE WOODPILE.MEHPENSACOLA,FL

  • http://gmail i41

    Norm, please remove the pencil pointed head of yours, from your dual purpose vent, or is it your mouth, the material that egresses from either of them are the same. Obama is following Hitler’s design, first Onumnuts had to write a book, like Hitler did in prison, then get elected in by the moron public, nationalize the media, get rid of any organization or people, speaking ill of the chosen one. Then nationalize manufacturing, Hitler took over the Volkswagan car company, provided free health care for the population, after a few months, any person deemed defective simply disappeared. Later there were alot of big bake offs in the government owned and controlled big ovens. Also Hitler liked drugs, just like Onumnuts. Onumnuts like Hitler, had some strange sexual procitivities for finding himself in his formative years to a young adult. Hitler was abandon by his sire, like Onumnuts sire did to him, both were raised for a while by older people. Normie, by now we all know you are either, a welfare rat, who probably doesn’t work, or has a created job. When I see any simple minded progressive socialist democrap person respond by accussing conservatives or being able to read minds, well a socialist communist democrat is easy to understand and figure out. They all beleive in paying welfare rats money to sit on their rumps, total government control on ever thing, tax everyone into being a government charge, are too damn lazy to do anything themselves, or come up with any new businesses of their own, because they cann’t manage their own time, money or too afraid to do anything, without a governemnt agency wonk telling them what to do, and when to show up for work. We all know you have problem letting go of you Michelle Backman and Sarah Palin dolls, of couse the blow up dolls have a lot things in common, full of CO2 and hot moist air.

  • C-Bou

    Here we go again…
    We are about to appoint someone with ZERO EXPERIENCE to one of the highest posts in the land.
    What’s wrong with us????
    Have we collectively lost our minds and our ability to reason even a little bit?
    I’m afraid we are being led by the Prince of fools since we have been idiotic enough to allow the fools to vote.
    re-elect no one, and install term limits!
    That’s all I have to say about it…

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