Oppose David Ogden's Confirmation as Deputy Attorney General

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    URGENT ALERT from CHAP:

    CHAP Members and Friends,

    We strongly recommend calling Senator Specter and voicing your opposition to David Ogden's confirmation as Deputy Attorney General. Senator Specter is the ranking republican on the Senate Judiciary committee.

    David Ogden is a radical supporter of the UN Convention of the Rights of the child.

    The HSLDA e-alert gives background information, as does the following link:

    http://www.heritage.org/research/legalissues/wm2258.cfm

    May God preserve you and our nation
    CHAPBOARD

    "We are sorry for any duplication of emails you might receive from both HSLDA and CHAP but we wanted to make sure this alert gets to everyone. CHAP has received this e-lert from HSLDA and we encourage your participation."


    HSLDA: Call to Stop Confirmation of Justice Candidate

    Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

    We previously informed you that David Ogden has been nominated by
    President Obama for the position of deputy attorney general of the
    United States, the second highest position in the Justice Department.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held their confirmation hearing for
    Ogden on Feb. 5. The committee could vote on his confirmation as early
    as tomorrow.

    Home School Legal Defense Association urges you to immediately contact
    your U.S. senator who is on the committee, as listed below, and voice
    your opposition to Ogden's confirmation.

    The most important reason to oppose Ogden's nomination is his belief
    that the rules found in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
    (http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6077) are already binding on the
    United States under the doctrines of international law.

    For background information on this doctrine, see Michael Farris'
    article, "A Deeper Understanding of the Threat of International Law"
    (http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6078) in the November/December 2007
    Home School Court Report.

    This means that Ogden believes that the legal rules contained in the
    UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are already binding on the
    United States, even though this treaty has never been sent to the U.S.
    Senate for ratification.

    Homeschoolers have long understood the dangers of this international
    treaty, which contains the core principle that the government may
    decide what it believes is best for each child without any proof of
    wrongdoing by the child's parents. Ogden promoted the use of this UN
    treaty in the Supreme Court to reach the conclusion that America's
    courts have the power to overrule state law, using international law
    as their guidepost for constitutional interpretation. Unfortunately,
    he was successful in doing so in the Roper case.

    It also means that Ogden is a proven advocate for the position that
    international law should be used to interpret the Constitution of the
    United States and bind the decisions of our elected officials.

    If this weren't enough, Ogden has a history of representing Playboy
    and other purveyors of pornography in high-profile legal cases. He
    also challenged the legality of using filters on library computers to
    protect children from seeing pornography. It would be hard to imagine
    how Ogden would faithfully enforce the nation's pornography laws if he
    is placed in this position at the Justice Department.

    The United States Senate needs to understand right now that the
    American public will not countenance the idea of the nation being led
    by people who believe that international law trumps American law.
    Please call your senator today to register your opposition to David
    Ogden.

    You can also use our Legislative Toolbox to contact your senator:
    http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6079

    SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    Patrick J. Leahy
    Chairman, D-Vermont
    (202) 224-4242

    Herb Kohl
    D-Wisconsin
    (202) 224-5653

    Arlen Specter
    Ranking Member, R-Pennsylvania
    (202) 224-4254

    Dianne Feinstein
    D-California
    (202) 224-3841

    Orrin G. Hatch
    R-Utah
    (202) 224-5251

    Russell D. Feingold
    D-Wisconsin
    (202) 224-5323

    Charles E. Grassley
    R-Iowa
    (202) 224-3744

    Charles E. Schumer
    D-New York
    (202) 224-6542

    Jon Kyl
    R-Arizona
    (202) 224-4521

    Richard J. Durbin
    D-Illinois
    (202) 224-2152

    Jeff Sessions
    R-Alabama
    (202) 224-4124

    Benjamin L. Cardin
    D-Maryland
    (202) 224-4524

    Lindsey Graham
    R-South Carolina
    (202) 224-5972

    Sheldon Whitehouse
    D-Rhode Island
    (202) 224-2921

    John Cornyn
    R-Texas
    (202) 224-2934

    Ron Wyden
    D-Oregon
    (202) 224-5244

    Tom Coburn
    R-Oklahoma
    (202) 224-5754

    Amy Klobuchar
    D-Minnesota
    202-224-3244

    Edward E. Kaufman
    D-Delaware
    (202) 224-5042

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    YOU CAN USE THIS TEXT:

    Oppose David Ogden's Confirmation as Deputy Attorney General

    Dear Senator XXXXXXXXXXXXX,

    I urge you to oppose David Ogden's confirmation as Deputy Attorney General.

    Ogden believes that the rules found in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are already binding on the United States under the doctrines of international law.

    For background information on this doctrine, see Michael Farris' article, "A Deeper Understanding of the Threat of International Law"
    (http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6078) in the November/December 2007 Home School Court Report.

    This means that Ogden believes that the legal rules contained in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are already binding on the United States, even though this treaty has never been sent to the U.S. Senate for ratification.

    Many parents have long understood the dangers of this international treaty, which contains the core principle that the government may decide what it believes is best for each child without any proof of wrongdoing by the child's parents. Ogden promoted the use of this UN
    treaty in the Supreme Court to reach the conclusion that America's courts have the power to overrule state law, using international law as their guidepost for constitutional interpretation. Unfortunately, he was successful in doing so in the Roper case.

    It also means that Ogden is a proven advocate for the position that international law should be used to interpret the Constitution of the United States and bind the decisions of our elected officials.

    If this weren't enough, Ogden has a history of representing Playboy and other purveyors of pornography in high-profile legal cases. He also challenged the legality of using filters on library computers to protect children from seeing pornography. It would be hard to imagine
    how Ogden would faithfully enforce the nation's pornography laws if he is placed in this position at the Justice Department.

    The United States Senate needs to understand right now that the American public will not countenance the idea of the nation being led by people who believe that international law trumps American law.

    I implore you to oppose David Ogden's confirmation as Deputy Attorney General, and I request a reponse from you in writing informing me of your actions in regards to this request.

    With sincere urgency,

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