Confirmed: Kagan's a liberal (suprise!)

Newly released memos from her days as a law clerk confirm what conservatives have suggested all along - that Elena Kagan is a political liberal whose views are outside of the mainstream in America.  And they are a stark reminder for all Americans that elections have consequences.

Just when poll after poll confirms that Americans are becoming more conservative as well as more pro-life, we're faced with a potential lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of someone who would likely use the power of the court to interpret and apply the Constitution in such a way as to move the country in the opposite direction.

Via CBS:

...while working as a law clerk to the late Justice Thurgood
Marshall - made her positions clear on some of the nation's most contentious social issues.

The documents, buried in Marshall's papers in the Library of Congress, show Kagan standing
shoulder-to-shoulder with the liberal left,
at a time when the
Rehnquist Supreme Court was moving to the conservative right...

The Marshall documents are legal memos summarizing cases the Court
had been asked to consider. They cover the spectrum of hot-button
social issues: abortion, civil rights, gun rights, prisoners' rights
and the constitutional underpinnings for recognizing gay marriage...

Well, surprise, surprise.

On abortion, Kagan urged Marshal to oppose taking up a case involving a prisoner who wanted the state to fund her abortion, because the conservatives on the court might be able to use as a vehicle to challenge Roe vs. Wade.

On gay marriage, Kagan wrote a memo supporting a New York prisoner's argument that the state had to recognize his Kansas "proxy" marriage, even though such marriages were illegal in New York - the same type of argument being made by those who want gay marriages performed in one state to be recognized by another state.

On gun rights, she wrote that "I am not sympathetic", in a memo concerning an individual's challenge to the District of Columbia's ban on handguns.  The Supreme Court took the opposite view and overturned the ban as unconstitutional two years ago.

And now we get word that the White House may use executive privilege to prevent the release of further information from Kagan's years as a member of the Clinton Administration.

The more we see, and the more liberals work to prevent us from seeing, only serves to confirm the obvious.  Elena Kagan doesn't (and won't) represent mainstream American in a lifetime appointment to the US Supreme Court.

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