In her just-released Oxford University thesis, Elena Kagan expressed sentiments that could be used as the textbook definition of a judicial activist.
She said that judges should "mold and steer the law in order to... achieve certain social ends." My opinion - and the opinion of our founding fathers and countless Supreme Court decisions - is that judges should interpret and apply the law, not "mold" or "steer" the law!
We now have, in her own words, proof that Elena Kagan is a judicial activist who will use the Supreme Court to achieve her own ideological ends. Here is the full quote from Kagan's thesis:
"Judges are judges, but they are also men... As men and as participants in American life, judges will have opinions, prejudices, values. Perhaps most important, judges will have goals. And because this is so, judges will often try to mold and steer the law in order to promote certain ethical values and achieve certain social ends. Such activity is not necessarily wrong or invalid." - Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman Liberty Counsel
In a time of great uncertainty as to where the country is headed, in a time when the government is the least trusted in recent history, and in a time when the challenges facing America are greater than perhaps at anytime since the civil war, is Kagan the best choice for America? You decide...