June 28, 2010 - 09:14 AM
by Mike Huckabee
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that Supreme Court Justice John Stevens is retiring from the Court this summer – and that President Obama has decided to nominate Elena Kagan as Justice Steven’s replacement.
The Senate confirmation hearings begin this week, so you’ll probably be hearing much more about Ms. Kagan. Predictably though, Ms. Kagan is a pick lauded by the left and reviled by the right.
Folks, having seen some of her previous positions, comments and causes she fought for, I’m not too happy about her nomination, but here’s political truth that might sting a bit:
Elections have consequences.
When I hear a statement like “Republicans and Democrats are all the same,” I cringe and think of moments in our nation’s history just like this one.
Fact is, you can pretty much count on that with a liberal President – you’re going to get universal healthcare, you’re going to get higher taxes, you’re going to get weak foreign policy, you’re going to get a flat refusal to acknowledge the use of the term “terrorist” or “terrorism,” you’re going to get weaker borders and amnesty talk, you’re going to get extreme government spending and you’re going to get a certain level of disregard for the sanctity of marriage and life.
For various reasons, many people don’t view the list above as a negative – and many even try to label them with words having a positive connotation like “progressive.” I don’t think any of the policies or people pushed by this Administration or the Democrats have “progressed” the nation forward at all.
So, when President Obama nominates a liberal for the life-long appointment to the Supreme Court – the highest court in the land – I ask you: “What kind of nominee did you think you’d get?”
With a conservative President, you’re going to get strict constructionist judges like Scalia, an Alito or a Roberts – with a liberal President, you’re going to get judges like Sotomayor, a Breyer or eventually maybe a Kagan. Elections have consequences.
But you can still make a difference because the consequences are not yet certain.
As the hearings heat up this week, your correspondence to Congress should too. Please write, email and call your representatives in Washington and ask them to question Ms. Kagan respectfully, fairly and passionately. However, with a lifetime appointment looming, demand that your Senators ask the tough questions.
Ms. Kagan has never been a judge – so many questions will have to be answered.
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