Supreme Court nominee Kagan made a startling admission today.
When pressed by Senator Tom Coburn if she believes that Americans have a fundamental right to own firearms, her response spoke volumes of what she either does not know about the law, or what she chooses to ignore. Given her record on changing the potentially damaging testimony of a professional group in order to preserve one of the greatest pretexts for murder ever, or fundamentally misrepresenting the law when arguing before the Supreme Court, resulting in a decision which completely abrogated the law at issue, I tend to think it’s the latter and not the former. From the Washington Examiner:
The Oklahoma Republican then asked Kagan if she believes American citizens have “a fundamental right” to own firearms for self-defense, which he noted the great English jurist William Blackstone described as a “natural right.” Kagan responded by saying, “To be honest with you, I don’t have a view of what are natural rights independent of the Constitution.”
Coburn pressed, asking Kagan if her response meant “you wouldn’t embrace what the Declaration says, that we have certain God-given rights, and that among these are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” Kagan replied that “my job as a justice is to enforce the Constitution and the laws.” She emphasized that she was “not saying that I do not believe there are not rights pre-existing the Constitution and laws.”
Misrepresentation to the Court, changing client testimony, and now a refusal to acknowledge the rights set forth in the charter of the country?
She doesn’t need to be practicing law, let alone sitting on the Supreme Court. She needs to be disbarred.