By James L. Lambert
When it comes to the selection of the President’s new assistant Attorney General nominee, David Ogden, pornographers and other smut peddlers will have no problem expressing their glee by reciting the quote made famous by Mr. Obama himself, a "change we can believe in."
And how! Obama’s recent selection of David Ogden, as assistant Attorney General paints a dismal picture for pro-family and pro-life advocates around the country if he is selected. Former DOJ prosecutor Patrick Truman says that Ogden, "while in private practice filed a brief before the US Supreme Court in support of child pornographer Stephen Knox." Essentially the brief, according to Truman, "asserted that … sexual exploitation of children (as expressed in child pornography) was protected by the First Amendment."
Truman remembers the case well, his department he worked for once convicted Knox. Instead Odgen and the ACLU decided to challenge the conviction. Even skeptical reporters, said Truman, (who later reviewed the material in question), understood that Knox’s videos were indeed child porn.
Bob Peters, President of Morality in Media, also contends that Ogden is unfit to be the new assistant Attorney General. He said last Wednesday, that "nominating David Ogden for such a high position in the Justice Department raises questions about whether the new President means business about curbing sexual trafficking of women and children … It would be one thing if Odgen had represented pornographers or those defending pornography in one or two cases over a long distinguished career. But this man went into court over and over again to represent soft-core (Playboy) and hard-core pornographers", said Peters.
Now that the nomination process in the Senate has begun, Ogden has expressed a change of heart. It reminds me of the Timothy Geithner nomination. The President said that the future chief of the Internal Revenue Service made an "honest mistake" by not paying (over $40K) in taxes. On Wednesday before the (Senate) judiciary committee, Ogden had a change of heart. He said he now ‘believes child pornography laws and Internet filters are constitutional and extremely important.’
David Burch, of Fidelis.org, another pro-family group, said on Thursday, that the nominee "spent his entire life arguing for far left extremist positions. And now he expects us to believe he has matured and abandoned those views when he is before the Senate (nominating committee)?"
Burch concludes by saying, "what we have here is a nominee who knows that his views and Obama’s views on the law are far out of the mainstream of America, so he is adjusting his rhetoric to get the votes he needs."
Apparently, it’s more important for David Ogden to become the next US assistant Attorney General than it is to be truthful to the public. If you agree with me contact members of the Senate Judiciary committee and express yourself. ( http://judiciary.senate.gov/about/members.cfm )