Eram în Statele Unite cînd au avut loc alegerile. Am văzut cu ochii mei entuziasmul poporului american faţă de noul ales. Motivat entuziasm de calităţile oratorice, de prezenţă scenică, inteligenţă, şarm ale noului preşedinte american, dar, încercînd să mă menţin departe de disputa politică mai ales ca cetăţean străin, nu am putut să stau departe de altceva (şi s-ar putea să fiu iar acuzat de discurs ideologizant, nu? 🙂 ) de agenda noului preşedinte: agendă proavort, clar declarată, la care se adaugă alte chestiuni care mi s-au părut minore pînă la acest moment.
Spun pînă la acest moment pentru că, iată preşedintele Obama face gestul mult aşteptat de toată lumea, nominalizarea unui judecător, gest care transmite un mesaj foarte clar întregii societăţi americane, dar şi lumii întregi asemenea.
Iată o primă reacţie a CitizenLink.
Iată ce spune Tom Minnery, lansînd o petiţie:
Through his nominations for key Justice Department posts, President Barack Obama is positioning his administration to be the most anti-life, anti-family in history. Specifically, three Obama nominees pending confirmation have troubling histories that should disqualify them from these posts: David Ogden, Dawn Johnsen, and Thomas Perrelli.Action Needed: Please call your Senators and oppose these nominations
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Obama’s latest anti-family, anti-life nominees
After reviewing the information below, please call your two U.S. senators and voice your opposition to these nominations. Here are your contact numbers:
Washington , D.C. , Office Phone # 202-224-3841
Additional contact information, including district office phone numbers, is available here by entering your ZIP code.Sen. Boxer
Washington , D.C. , Office Phone # 202-224-3553
Additional contact information, including district office phone numbers, is available here by entering your ZIP code.David Ogden for Deputy Attorney General
Hearing Date: Tomorrow, Feb. 5
- Pornography and Obscenity: Ogden has extensively represented Playboy, Penthouse and other pornography businesses on numerous occasions and even argued to force the government to use tax dollars to publish portions of Playboy in Braille at the Library of Congress. He also served as legal counsel opposing the Children’s Internet Protection Act and the Child Protection Obscenity and Enforcement Act, which requires pornographers to verify „performers” are not children.
- Anti-Life Record: Ogden has a record of supporting an almost unlimited right to abortion, providing legal counsel for groups like Planned Parenthood, National Organization for Women and People for the American Way. He argued that “abortion rarely causes or exacerbates psychological or emotional problems,” opposed parental notification for 14-year-olds, and called spousal notification a “burden” that “cannot be justified.”
- Pro-homosexuality activism: Ogden served as counsel of record for a legal brief that said homosexuality “is a normal form of human sexuality” and has called traditional marriage a “social prejudice.”Thomas Perrelli for Associate Attorney General
Hearing Date: Feb. 10
Thomas Perrelli’s nomination for the number-three post at the Department of Justice is raising concerns because he argued on behalf of Michael Schiavo’ s right to withhold food and water from his disabled wife Terri Schiavo, which resulted in her death. Perrelli was lauded by pro-euthanasia activists for his efforts.
Dawn Johnsen for Office of Legal Counsel
Hearing Date: Pending
Dawn Johnsen is former legal director for the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and an ACLU fellow. NARAL is one of the most left-wing, pro-abortion, polarizing groups in the nation. Throughout her career, Johnsen has been an open advocate of the abortion-rights lobby and is further evidence that Obama is politicizing the Justice Department.
Again, I am asking every Focus Action team member to call their two senators and strongly oppose the nominations of Ogden, Johnsen and Perrelli. This is absolutely crucial. Despite all his talk of “change,” Obama is moving to politicize the government and staff the Justice Department with pro-abortion, pro-pornography, anti-family activists. Thank you so much for making your voice heard on behalf of life and family.
Senior Vice President, Government & Public Policy
President Barack Obama has nominated David Ogden as Deputy Attorney General of the United States. This nomination is both ominous and dangerous. Given David Ogden’s high visibility in defense of pornography, this nomination sends a clear and unmistakable message. The pornography business will have a friend in high office in the Department of Justice.