I read in the July 29 Sun Journal that Sen. Olympia Snowe is going to support the elevation of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. Shame on Sen. Snowe.
Snowe claims that the nominee has "respect for the rule of law." That is demonstrably false.
Kagan barred military recruiters from Harvard University. Her explanation for doing that was utterly inadequate. Her evasive testimony to the Judiciary Committee was characterized by Sen. Jeff Sessions as "totally divorced from reality." That's a polite way of saying that she lied.
Congress had passed a law explicitly making her actions illegal. As long as Harvard received federal funds, she had no right to refuse military recruiters access to students on campus.
Beyond that, she has shown a hostility to the Second Amendment right of Americans to "keep and bear arms" for personal protection. She apparently thinks that we may safely rely on the police to protect the public from rapists and murderers. We all know that in every case, the police arrive after the murder has occurred. Through the years, thousands of women have been murdered while they were supposedly under a protection order.
Finally, we learn that Snowe is willing to elevate to the nation's highest court a person who has had no real courtroom experience as a judge, never had any business experience, never met a payroll, has been primarily a very liberal political activist, and will certainly have an enormous impact on life in the U.S.A. if confirmed.
Harvey Lord, South Paris