Thursday July 1st at 12:30 pm, some of the nation’s top conservative groups from the Cato Institute to the Committee for Justice will join with college and graduate school students to rally against Kagan right on the steps of her prospective new workplace: The Supreme Court.
Communications Director Lucy McVicker of the involved organization Students for the Life of America said at a recent Anti-Kagan Rally, “Elena Kagan shows the extent to which our society’s disregard for human life reaches. Her radical pro-abortion views and support for partial birth abortion prove that she is unwilling to be a bi-partisan judge -something all judges, especially Supreme Court Judges, are called to be.”
With sponsoring organizations including Americans for Tax Reform and the Young Conservatives Coalition, the rally’s speaker list will include not only members of the organizations but also of students discussing what they believe is the dangerous agenda Kagan will bring to the Supreme Court and hence the future of Law. Former ROTC members will also be involved to highlight one of the most controversial aspects of her career: Attempting to restrict military recruiters from Harvard Law School during her tenure as Dean.
Jordan Marks Executive Director of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) said, “Our generation cannot afford to be silenced by Elana Kagan’s bad judgment to feel a duty to silence student opinions she did not agree with nor to be denied job opportunity and the ability to patriotically serve our country because Kagan (has) poorly judged the value of military service.”
While this is not the first rally seen against the issue of Kagan’s prospective Supreme Court confirmation, the combination of students and youth driven organizations give this event independence. Among other aspects such as her lack of experiential documentation and absence of bench experience, her record of positive views toward socialism, consistent history of restricting student speech and free speech as a whole and support of Affirmative Action will also be discussed on the steps during the hour long rally.
Sponsoring organization Americans for Tax Reform recently announced one of the reasons they are against Kagan is a debate she carried out as Solicitor General which, according to ATR President Grover Norquist means, “The millions of Americans who are employed by corporations or are part of grassroots advocacy groups and who will be silenced by the DISCLOSE Act have reason to be fearful….a nominee who believes the government can ban a book simply because it mentions the name of a federal candidate is almost certain to show the same blatant disregard for speech on television, radio or the blogosphere.”
In addition to the speeches, the event includes a reprise of The Conservative Coalition’s Keep out Kagen Day where they call for members and social networking fans and followers to contact their legislators demanding Kagen be rejected from the Supreme Court opening.
Marks added, “Kagan is a self-identified socialist, nominated by Obama to carry out his socialist policies.”