A Dream Team to Tear Down the United States

flag_burningWith the Clinton Administration of the 1990s, many of us were tempted to believe it wasn’t possible to form a more corrupt, immoral and anti-American group of bureaucrats than did Bill Clinton.

President Barack Obama is proving that belief to be incorrect.

A couple of month ago I took a look at assemblage of advocates of immorality Obama is putting together at the Department of Justice.  From nominees like Thomas J. Perrelli, Elena Kagan, Dawn Johnson and David Ogden, you have a collection of the morally bankrupt who will provide legal defense to pornographers, refuse to warn women about the dangers of abortion, consider childbirth worse than an abortion, fight parental rights, refuse to protect children from porn in libraries, protect brutal murderers from justice, who believe the original intent of our laws and Constitution should be disregarded when convenient, who believe the disabled should be killed and gotten out of the way, who work to undermine military strength, who believe homosexual self-actualization is more important than military readiness, and who view an unborn child as hostile toward its mother.  With a collection like this, the Department of Justice should be renamed to the “Department of Death.”

Then there is the Obama Administration’s move to produce a corps of immoral health care professionals.  President Obama wants to remove protections provided to health care workers which allow them to refuse medical treatment their conscience tells them is immoral and/or unhealthy.  Who would have thought 30 years ago that someone might consider it a good thing for doctors and health care professionals (people we trust with our health and our very lives) to ignore right and wrong?

President Obama has also nominated two radical pro-abortion nominees to run the Department of Health: Tom Daschle and Kathleen Sebelius.  That would give us two Departments of Death.

And don’t forget the war on the average American and America’s energy production with Obama’s cap-and-trade scheme to tax the living daylights out of Americans and bankrupt the coal industry.

The Obama administration is also hard at work to undermine the United States against foreign threats as well.  From Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano’s hypothetical “White Flag” terrorist alert system, to relegating the War on Terror to the Unpleasant Afterthought, to the reclassification of “enemy combatants” to “misunderstood persons”, to the Administration’s naivete on the belligerent nation of Iran, to Obama’s plans to gut the military, one has to wonder if defending the country is a priority at all for Obama.

Now we learn in the New York Post that Obama has nominated someone with more foreign loyalty than American loyalty to be the State Department’s legal adviser: Harold Koh.

From the Post:

JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations’ legal “norms.” Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an “axis of disobedience” along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.

Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government’s top lawyers: Harold Koh.

This Koh character sounds like a European socialist. He doesn’t sound like an American at all!

Try this on for size:

Koh has also praised the Nicaraguan Sandinistas’ use in the 1980s of the International Court of Justice to get Congress to stop funding the Contras. Imagine such international lawyering by rogue nations like Iran, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela today, and you can see the danger in Koh’s theories.

Koh, a self-described “activist,” would plainly promote his views aggressively once at State. He’s not likely to feel limited by the letter of the law — in 1994, he told The New Republic: “I’d rather have [former Supreme Court Justice Harry] Blackmun, who uses the wrong reasoning in Roe [v. Wade] to get the right results, and let other people figure out the right reasoning.”

Yes, let’s ignore reason and law and Constitution; what really matters is that, like 5-year-olds, we simply get what we want.

Still more from Meghan Clyne at the Post:

He’s a fan of “transnational legal process,” arguing that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish.

You know, maybe when the rest of the world can find it in itself to rise to the level of moral cognizance seen in the United States (which, granted, isn’t what it used to be), when the rest of the world embraces freedom like the United States, when the rest of the world embraces justice like the United States, when the rest of the world embraces the free market like the United States (which, granted, isn’t what it used to be), maybe then we can think about possibly allowing distinctions between the US and international law to vanish.

Until then, I see no reason whatsoever by any definition of sanity at all that the United States should lower itself to the abominable standard of law, justice, freedom and morality seen in most of the world.

As for this Koh character, could we find someone more hostile to America and American sovereignty if we went to some place like Iran or North Korea and recruited one?

That someone with the anti-American opinions held by Koh should be considered for a key position of influence in the United States government should be an outrage and affront to every patriotic American.

21 Responses to “A Dream Team to Tear Down the United States”

  1. You're an idiot. Shut up.

  2. I briefly considered simply deleting your infantile comment. But then I came to the conclusion that you are a great example of the intellectual prowess common on the Left.

    Thanks for making it clear that your allegiance is squarely with the anti-Americans.

  3. This is nonsense. Koh is a brilliant man who is interested in moving this country forward in a safe way in a global world. Efficiency and common sense dictate that the United States ought to at least consider other countries legal doctrines in determining the outcomes of certain cases in the US. It doesn't have to be dispositive, but only an idiot would shun more information and sources for less information and sources. Oh and btw, Koh would resign before ever being part of an administration that promoted torture. That's a step up from the previous admin in my book.

  4. I think you meant, James, that Koh's positions are nonsense. (As is your comment about the promotion of torture; you really need to educate yourself better–loud music and barking dogs aren't “torture.” For torture, check what our terrorist enemies do to Americans and innocent civilians: http://www.dakotavoice.com/2008/03/real-torture… and http://www.dakotavoice.com/2007/12/uncovering-t…)

    Koh is clearly someone who loathes America and places the agenda of oppressive, anti-American nations around the world ahead of America's interest and America's ideals of freedom and justice.

    Within the borders of the United States, the United States is sovereign. Other nations don't get the slightest iota of a say what goes on here. Why? Because we are a sovereign nation, not answerable to other nations–especially repressive nations that don't respect human rights, property rights and moral values–which is most of them.

    Only a mentally or morally deficient person would advocate basing any laws or policies of the United States on nations that show such disrespect for American values.

    Someone who puts the agenda, values and welfare of other nations ahead of the United States cannot swear the same oath required of other public servants to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” He obviously bears too much antipathy toward said Constitution to swear such an oath truthfully.

  5. This Administration is flushing the US down the toilet. All they care about is getting Socialism in as fast as they can before the Patriots wakeup from their slumber. It is nothing more than a smoke and mirrors game with the AIG bonus crap. The 1st , 2nd and the 10th Amendments are under direct attack.

    Thank You Very much Mr. Ellis ! Keep standing up to these bastards Sir !

    Signed: One Pissed Ex Navy Patriot

  6. Thanks, Ex Navy Patriot! And thanks for your service to our country!

  7. This Administration is flushing the US down the toilet. All they care about is getting Socialism in as fast as they can before the Patriots wakeup from their slumber. It is nothing more than a smoke and mirrors game with the AIG bonus crap. The 1st , 2nd and the 10th Amendments are under direct attack.

    Thank You Very much Mr. Ellis ! Keep standing up to these bastards Sir !

    Signed: One Pissed Ex Navy Patriot

  8. This Administration is flushing the US down the toilet. All they care about is getting Socialism in as fast as they can before the Patriots wakeup from their slumber. It is nothing more than a smoke and mirrors game with the AIG bonus crap. The 1st , 2nd and the 10th Amendments are under direct attack.

    Thank You Very much Mr. Ellis ! Keep standing up to these bastards Sir !

    Signed: One Pissed Ex Navy Patriot

  9. This Administration is flushing the US down the toilet. All they care about is getting Socialism in as fast as they can before the Patriots wakeup from their slumber. It is nothing more than a smoke and mirrors game with the AIG bonus crap. The 1st , 2nd and the 10th Amendments are under direct attack.
    Thank You Very much Mr. Ellis ! Keep standing up to these bastards Sir !
    Signed: One Pissed Ex Navy Patriot

  10. This Administration is flushing the US down the toilet. All they care about is getting Socialism in as fast as they can before the Patriots wakeup from their slumber. It is nothing more than a smoke and mirrors game with the AIG bonus crap. The 1st , 2nd and the 10th Amendments are under direct attack.
    Thank You Very much Mr. Ellis ! Keep standing up to these bastards Sir !
    Signed: One Pissed Ex Navy Patriot

  11. President Bush did a great job of filling the government with as many corrupt, immoral and incompetent bureaucrats as he could find. The Bush Administration was possibly the most corrupt government since the Nixon Administration.

    I thank God every day that we elected President Obama and finally have some smart Americans running our government.

    I thought your rant of a post was pretty nonsensical, but one part I found hilarious: “who believe the original intent of our laws and Constitution should be disregarded when convenient”. You're accusing the Obama Administration of doing something the Bush Administration did ALL THE TIME! They decided they could ignore habeas corpus and most of the Bill of Rights because of the “War on Terror.” So any claim of Republicans respecting the Constitution is a total lie.

  12. Yes, given that the liberal definition of corrupt and immoral is someone who loves their country, wants to defend it against threats, and believes in the principles of Americanism, yes, the Bush Administration was pretty corrupt.

    Those of us with a moral compass, however, recognize that tax evasion, misuse of power, defending pornography, defending the killing of innocent human beings, exposing children to porn in libraries, shielding murderers from justice, ignoring the Constitution, cozying up to our enemies, undermining the nation's defenses, legitimizing an immoral and unhealthy sexual practice and so on are, um, corrupt and immoral. But if one has no moral compass, it's hard to see this truth, of course.

    And you again prove my point by laying your sympathies squarely with terrorists and imagining that we must get our enemies a lawyer and read them their rights.

    God help us that anyAmerican could be so morally, rationally and historically adrift.

  13. Obama is a cancer to the United States. The U.S. constitution is all we should ever live by. Koh is a nut job and an Anti American

  14. Also from the Post:

    I was the organizer of the Yale Club of Greenwich event on March 13, which Meghan Clyne references.

    The account given by Steve Stein of Dean Koh's comments is totally fictitious and inaccurate. I was in the room with my husband and several fellow alumni, and we are all adamant that Koh never said or suggested that sharia law could be used to govern cases in US courts.

    The subject of his talk was Globalization and Yale Law School, so, of course, other forms of law were mentioned. But never did Koh state or suggest that other forms of law should govern or dictate the American legal system.

    Hopefully, your readers are interested in the facts.

    Robin Reeves Zorthian

    President

    Yale Alumni Association

    of Greenwich

    Greenwich, Conn.

  15. Did you really delete this comment? Why?

    Also from the Post, re: Clyne’s source for her piece:

    I was the organizer of the Yale Club of Greenwich event on March 13, which Meghan Clyne references.

    The account given by Steve Stein of Dean Koh’s comments is totally fictitious and inaccurate. I was in the room with my husband and several fellow alumni, and we are all adamant that Koh never said or suggested that sharia law could be used to govern cases in US courts.

    The subject of his talk was Globalization and Yale Law School, so, of course, other forms of law were mentioned. But never did Koh state or suggest that other forms of law should govern or dictate the American legal system.

    Hopefully, your readers are interested in the facts.

    Robin Reeves Zorthian

    President

    Yale Alumni Association

    of Greenwich

    Greenwich, Conn.

  16. I can’t believe you did it again. You know, Ed Whelan also thinks that it’s bullshit to base any objection to Koh on this supposed statement about Sharia law:
    “Given the current state of the record, Koh’s critics (a group to which I belong) should not base their case against Koh on a remark that Koh allegedly made about the possible application of sharia law in cases in U.S. courts. They should not do so, first and foremost, because it is far from clear that Koh actually made any such remark. They should not do so, secondly, because any such remark, even if made, may actually be entirely innocuous and defensible.”

  17. It does seem there is some uncertainty about the exact statement of Koh with regard to Sharia law. I will be curious to see what Stein has to say about these questions.

    However, there are STILL plenty of reasons (as cited above) to consider Koh totally unsuitable for any public service above perhaps assistant dog catcher.

    Someone who would defend bloodthirsty communist thugs, politically correct but poor reasoning, malign his own country and equate it to North Korea, and put international sensitivities ahead of American sovereignty has NO business doing ANYTHING in the federal government.

  18. Also from the Post:

    I was the organizer of the Yale Club of Greenwich event on March 13, which Meghan Clyne references.

    The account given by Steve Stein of Dean Koh's comments is totally fictitious and inaccurate. I was in the room with my husband and several fellow alumni, and we are all adamant that Koh never said or suggested that sharia law could be used to govern cases in US courts.

    The subject of his talk was Globalization and Yale Law School, so, of course, other forms of law were mentioned. But never did Koh state or suggest that other forms of law should govern or dictate the American legal system.

    Hopefully, your readers are interested in the facts.

    Robin Reeves Zorthian

    President

    Yale Alumni Association

    of Greenwich

    Greenwich, Conn.

  19. It does seem there is some uncertainty about the exact statement of Koh with regard to Sharia law. I will be curious to see what Stein has to say about these questions.

    However, there are STILL plenty of reasons (as cited above) to consider Koh totally unsuitable for any public service above perhaps assistant dog catcher.

    Someone who would defend bloodthirsty communist thugs, politically correct but poor reasoning, malign his own country and equate it to North Korea, and put international sensitivities ahead of American sovereignty has NO business doing ANYTHING in the federal government.