Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy painted a dismal picture of injustice and lack of opportunity in much of the world, then told lawyers Monday [August 13] that they must do something.Given the audience (lawyers) and the setting (San Francisco) I am sure that Kennedy's remarks were received warmly. I am confident that the same audience in the same setting would soundly reject this truth: The police and armed forces of the United States are far more necessary to the preservation of the rule of law and the freedoms of Americans than a bunch of well-heeled Left-wing lawyers.
Kennedy used a ceremony in which the American Bar Association presented him its highest award to talk about the plight of rape victims who must pay a fee before they file a complaint, young girls used by their families to have sex with tourists, prisoners who develop gangrene because they get no medical care.
''The rule of law and your own freedom are not secure unless you address problems in those countries,'' Kennedy said.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
According to the Associated Press: