Brown’s Extremist Record

On a party-line 10-8 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee today approved California Judge Janice Rogers Brown for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Conservative congressional leaders cannot fathom why progressives (and many independent observers) think Brown is “out of the mainstream.” Here is a clue:

Janice Rogers Brown Equates Social Security With Cannibalism: “Today’s senior citizens blithely cannibalize their grandchildren because they have a right to get as much ‘free’ stuff as the political system will permit them to extract.”

Janice Rogers Brown Supports Age Discrimination: “Discrimination based on age does not mark its victim with a stigma of inferiority and second class citizenship…it is the unavoidable consequence of that universal leveler: time.”

Janice Rogers Opposes Everything About the New Deal: “The New Deal…inoculated the federal Constitution with a kind of underground collectivist mentality. 1937…marks the triumph of our own socialist revolution.”

Janice Rogers Brown Opposes Government: “Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies….The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible.”

Janice Rogers Brown Supports Discriminatory Speech: Ignoring Supreme Court precedent, Brown has argued that racially discriminatory speech in the workplace is protected by the First Amendment.