This was sent to the Southeast Missourian as a Letter To The Editor on 7/12/10:
In the near future, Missouri’s Senators will have an opportunity to vote to confirm Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court. The question this time is whether or not Bond and McCaskill will vote with Missouri values or with Washington Politics.
Both Missouri Senators voted to confirm Sotomayor. During her nomination hearings, Sotomayor, under oath, testified that she believed in the 2nd Amendment. “I understand the individual right fully that the Supreme Court recognized in Heller.”
However, in the McDonald vs. Chicago case, which extended Heller to a state-level gun-ban, Sotomayor joined the dissent saying:
“In sum, the Framers did not write the Second Amendment in order to protect a private right of armed self defense.”
Here (http://www.redstate.com/brian_d/2010/07/01/fact-kagan-is-anti-second-amendment/) is a great review of Kagan’s anti-gun stance!
We know that Sotomayor lied during her confirmation about her anti-gun stance; we know Kagan will do the same in dancing around the issue. Will Bond and McCaskill this time face the reality of her views against the text of the Constitution and Missouri’s values?
I pray this time they’ll vote NO! You already have one reason to vote out McCaskill (Sotomayor); her vote to confirm Kagan will just be more fuel for the fire. And, the RINO Kit Bond… …he can’t retire fast enough for me.
Take some time and look into her thoughts on the 1st Amendment if you want a REAL scare!