Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fidelis: Obama Picks Porn Lawyer for #2 at Justice

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama has made a major mistake and put America's families at risk by selecting David Ogden to become Deputy Attorney General, says Fidelis, a pro-family organization.

"David Ogden is a hired gun from Playboy and the ACLU. He can't run from his long record of opposing common sense laws protecting families, women, and children. The United States Senate has a responsibility to the American people to insure that Mr. Ogden's full record is fully reviewed before any vote on his nomination," said Brian Burch, President of Fidelis. Ogden's confirmation hearing is scheduled for Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"Ogden's record is nothing short of obscene. He has represented Playboy Enterprises in multiple cases, Penthouse Magazine, the ACLU, and the largest distributor of hard-core pornography videos. He has opposed filters on library computers protecting children from Internet smut, and successfully defended the right of pornographers to produce material with underage children."

"David Ogden has collected checks from Playboy and Penthouse to fight any attempts to establish filters on federally-funded public libraries. Ogden even sued the federal government in an attempt to publish Braille versions of Playboy magazine -- at taxpayer expense, of course," said Burch.

As a lawyer in private practice, Ogden has argued for an unlimited abortion license, gays in the military, and has urged courts to treat traditional definitions of marriage as a social prejudice.

"A vast majority of Americans support parental notification before a minor's abortion and protecting kids from Internet pornography in our libraries," continued Burch. "Yet David Ogden has fought tooth and nail against these common sense laws protecting our children from harm. At a time when America's families are under increasing assault, Mr. Ogden is a dangerous choice for a position whose responsibilities include the enforcement of our nation's laws."

For a full report on David Ogden's disappointing legal record, visit http://www.fidelis.org/.

1 comment:

Veronika said...

Once again, proof that profit is more important than the well being of our children. It's sad fact that the responsibility to keep American kids safe lies squarely on the shoulders of parents... and with the government providing so painfully little assistance in that department,it's gettong harder and harder to do. Now we even have to worry about what they have access to at the library!
Even if the government won't step in, however, there are still a few resources for parents to get help keeping kids away from pornography and hate sites. Along with informative web blogs like Fidelis and Block-Porn.Org, there are also inexpensive and very effective filters out there. Check out www.myinternetdoorman.com