LLPH urges all senators to vote NO on the nomination of Pamela Harris to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Thanks to Majority Leader Harry Reid’s tyrannical rule, judges are being confirmed at the will of President Obama and his cronies. But that does not mean that freedom-loving senators should not stand up and fight and vote no.
Pamela Harris would be a disaster if confirmed to our country’s courts:
FRC Action released this statement on Ms. Harris:
President Obama is on a mission to fill the nation’s highest courts with activist judges who will rubber stamp his liberal agenda.
His latest candidate is Georgetown Law professor and self-proclaimed “liberal” Pamela Harris. Right now, Senators are considering confirming her to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals where she would have a lifetime appointment to interpret the Constitution in her own image.
In fact, that’s exactly what she’s said she’d do. Speaking on a panel in 2009, Harris said, “my own best reading of the Constitution, it’s pretty close to where I am. Because I think the Constitution is a profoundly progressive document…” Harris has declared that the Constitution ought to take its meaning from her favored social movements instead of what the Framers intended. “Yes, the values, the principles, on some level of generality, are there at the beginning,” Harris said on another panel in 2008, “but they take their meaning—and they should take their meaning—from what comes after.”
This politicized view of the federal bench in which courts bend to the fashions of social movements shows a profound misunderstanding of the limited powers of a federal judge and usurps what should be the role of our elected representatives.
LLPH urges all senators, especially the Democrat senators who have gotten used to going along to get along, to look very closely at this nominee who interprets the Constitution with her own interpretation, not based on the founder’s intent and vote NO on her nomination. We will score this vote in our scorecard.