Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan’s college thesis, “To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City 1900 – 1933,” has been posted at Red State.
Here is her conclusion to a 134 page history of the Socialist Party in New York in the early 20th century:
Through its own internal feuding, then, the SP exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism in New York to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered. The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism’s decline, still wish to change America. Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one’s fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe. Yet if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemy. In unity lies their only hope.
Although it is unlikely that her nomination will be defeated, it is clear that Elena Kagan is outside the American mainstream. She is an advocate for radical political ideas that are in direct conflict with the US Constitution. If she is confirmed, she will attempt to shred the Constitution for the next 30 to 40 years.
Republicans and any Democrat senators who aren’t quite comfortable yet with being obedient socialists should oppose her nomination. Call your senators and let them know that you oppose the selection of a socialist radical to the United States Supreme Court.