As a patriotic citizen, I petition the United States Senate to say “NO” to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
President Obama has stated that students should have military service opportunities on campus. However, his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, current Solicitor General of the United States and Harvard Law School Dean, Elena Kagan, believes the military should be banned from campus.
Kagan banned military recruiters from the career office while she served as dean of the law school. Harvard students who wanted to meet with military recruiters about serving their country were treated as second-class citizens.
Only because of pressure from then-President Larry Summers, and the threat of losing millions in federal funds should she implement an outright ban, did Kagan opt for an apartheid system rather than an outright ban. She allowed students to meet with military representatives only in a segregated part of the campus, essentially telling these courageous young people to “get to the back of the bus.”
Kagan was not content to keep her radical, anti-student ideology confined to Harvard. She led the unsuccessful fight of radical leftist academics and administrators to deny students nationwide the right to meet with military recruiters on campuses.
Kagan fought all the way to the United States Supreme Court to invalidate a federal law known as the Solomon Amendment, denying qualified students the opportunity to serve our country and infringing upon their constitutional rights. In a unanimous decision, all members of the Supreme Court rejected Kagan’s radical ideology, saying that students have every right to meet with the military on campus and that the federal government have every right to deny US taxpayer funds to schools that did not comply.
The battle to limit the rights of certain students on campus—particularly those willing to sacrifice their lives in the service of their country—will begin anew should Kagan win a powerful life-long seat on the Supreme Court.