KAGAN: RECUSE THYSELF from conflict of interest being ObamaCare's biggest cheerleader
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear 5 ½ hours of oral arguments on ObamaCare.
It is common knowledge the Elena Kagan has been a cheerleader for ObamaCare for years.
So it is a no-brainer that she needs to recuse herself.
Yet, shamelessly, she is poised to hear the case. How can that be?
Available for Talk Show interviews on this topic is former Congressman Bob Beauprez of Colorado who had this to say about Kagan’s morally inexplicable hardline stance of going the distance for ObamaCare, “Elena Kagan's fingerprints and DNA are all over the White House's efforts to muscle through passage of ObamaCare. How she can now serve as an "objective jurist" ruling on the Constitutionality of the legislation more than taxes the imagination.”
Bob added this hypothetical example asking, “Imagine if the shoe were on the other foot - if we were talking about a conservative judge and a conservative issue? Say Henry Hyde, the great pro-life champion and author of the Hyde Amendment, were a member of the SCOTUS and a pro-life question were before the Court? The liberal media and the left would be incensed, animated, and outraged at even a slight consideration that Hyde might not recuse himself. Yet, all we hear about the obvious need for Kagan to recuse herself from the ObamaCare case is silence.”
Also weighing in on this subject is Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, who stated, “Justice Kagan was the Soliciter General during the Obamacare debate. As the Administration's top lawyer, it strains credulity to believe that she was not involved in preparing the defense of the measure before she was nominated to the Supreme Court. For this reason, Justice Kagan should recuse herself from voting on Obamacare which is before the Court. If she does participate and vote, she should be impeached.”
Dan Weber, founder of The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), is also available to be your Talk Show expert interview guest on this topic from a Seniors’ perspective. Dan stated, “Kagan seems to have violated the judicial guidelines but my understanding is that the Supremes usually recuse themselves at the same time they announce they are going to review the case. So it looks like a moot point. I'm not aware of any way she can be forced off the case.”
HELPFUL WITH SHOW PREP:
How can Kagan be both "Advocate" and "Justice"? by Bob Beauprez http://alineofsight.com/_blog/Blogs/post/Leaders_Question_how_Kagan_can_be_both_Advocate_and_Justice/
ABOUT YOUR GUEST, BOB BEAUPREZ (pronounced BO-pray):
Bob Beauprez is a former dairy farmer, community banker and member of Congress who has spent his entire life working to leave Colorado a little better than he found it.
He was born and raised on a third generation family farm in Lafayette, Colorado. Bob's grandfather emigrated from Belgium in 1907 and founded a general livestock farm specializing in draft horses. Bob's father took over the farm and developed a nationally renowned Hereford beef cattle breeding herd and transitioned to dairy cattle in the 1950s.
The daily regime of chores, fieldwork and milkings taught Bob a disciplined work ethic that would serve him well throughout his life.
After graduating from the University of Colorado in 1970, he went into partnership with his parents and brother, Mike, in the family farming operation. He managed the dairy herd, eventually marketing their cattle throughout the United States with cattle on every continent except Australia.
During that time, Bob pioneered the use of embryo transplant technology to increase the quality and marketability of the family herd. He also served eight years on the National Holstein Association Board of Directors, including five years as Chairman of the Genetic Advancement Committee. He later also became an industry spokesperson and international judge of Holstein cattle.
The dairy herd was dispersed in 1990 and Bob managed the development of the real estate for his family, eventually becoming part of a 1,500-unit residential golf course community. At the same time, Bob and his wife, Claudia, purchased controlling interest in a small community bank. As President, CEO and Chairman, Bob expanded the bank from one to 13 locations and grew its assets from $4 million to more than $400 million in twelve years.
Bob served as President of the Colorado Independent Bankers Association and was on the Board of the Independent Bankers of America.
While running the bank Bob was politically active as the chairman of the Boulder County Republican Party, and later as Colorado State GOP Chairman. He retired from the bank to run for the new 7th Congressional District in 2002, winning the nation’s closest Congressional election that year by 121 votes. After one term, in 2004, he was reelected by more than 30,000 votes.
While in Congress, Bob served on the Ways and Means, Transportation, Veterans Affairs and Small Business Committees. He was also Vice-Chairman of the Highways and Infrastructure Subcommittee and a member of the Republican Leadership Whip Team.
In 2006, he was the Republican nominee for Governor in Colorado. Since 2007, Bob has published a monthly e-magazine called A Line of Sight (http://www.alineofsight.com/), a public policy and opinion resource on current political issues. Then, in 2009, he authored his first book: A Return to Values: A Conservative Look at His Party.
Bob married his high school sweetheart, Claudia, in 1970. They have three sons and one daughter, as well as three grandchildren. Bob and Claudia have returned to their agricultural roots recently by purchasing a ranch in the Colorado Mountains near the Wyoming border.
Together they are developing a buffalo-breeding herd in partnership with their son, Jim. Bob continues to stay politically active, guest hosting on various radio talk shows, doing numerous media interviews nationally, and maintains a busy public speaking schedule.
ABOUT YOUR GUEST, DANIEL WEBER:
Daniel C. Weber founded the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) in the summer of 2007.
As a boy, Dan’s first job was delivering newspapers for Newsday, the Long Island, New York, newspaper. The third child of five in a family with a moderate income, Dan learned early that if he wanted something he had to earn it.
Blessed with good teachers from both Catholic and public schools, Weber learned about honesty, decency, fairness and what “work ethic” was all about.
At age 16, and without any start-up money, Dan started his first business with three friends. The landscaping business he and his friends created enabled him to buy his first car, demonstrating the results of good, hard work and determination.
Two days after graduating from high school, Dan enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served for four years before being honorably discharged. During his service, he was named “Airman of the Month” among more than 5,000 other personnel serving on the base.
Mr. Weber owned and operated a successful family insurance business for more than 30 years before retiring to form AMAC—an organization similar to the AARP. Except, Weber has a different focus. In his opinion, the United States is going through a period of drastic change that is tearing down the traditional values of our country.
In Weber’s view, the very Constitution we were founded on is being disregarded. Each year the power of government increases while individual freedoms are threatened. High taxes are causing working families to suffer. As Weber puts it, “It seems an individual’s right to practice their religion is attacked, only to be replaced by a strange social order.”
A proud defender of free enterprise, Dan Weber feels we have the greatest economic system ever devised by man. Presently, he is working to retain our private health care system and prevent the government from turning it into socialized medicine.
Average, everyday, mature Americans have made their voices clear. Weber says, “They want to belong to an organization that will represent their best interest and I want to help them.”
Dan Weber sees AMAC as a way to unite citizens to defend our American way of life. To enrich the lives of AMAC’s members, Weber is assembling a package of benefits for Americans 50 that they cannot get anywhere else.
ABOUT YOUR EXPERT GUEST, LARRY PRATT:
Larry Pratt has been Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for 30 years. GOA is a national membership organization of 300,000 Americans dedicated to promoting their second amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.
GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA’s work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the federal firearms law enforcement agency.
Pratt has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC’s Today Show, CBS’ Good Morning America, CNN’s Crossfire and Larry King Live, Fox’s Hannity & Colmes, MSNBC’s Phil Donahue and Dan Abrams show and many others.
Larry Pratt has debated Congressmen James Traficant, Jr. (D-OH), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Vice President Al Gore, among others.
Larry’s columns have appeared in newspapers across the country. Pratt published a book, Armed People Victorious, in 1990 and was editor of a book, Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution & Militias, 1995. Pratt’s latest book is “On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty.”
Pratt has held elective office in the state legislature of Virginia, serving in the House of Delegates. Pratt directs a number of other public interest organizations and serves as the Vice-Chairman of American Institute for Cancer Research.
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