I don’t like partisan politics. Those who believe in their cause, Right or Left, are usually not the people who can be reasoned with or understand the necessity of looking beyond their own dark shadows. We have before us a circling of wagons over the nomination of a Supreme Court judge. Both sides of the aisle are out in full regalia, beating their chests in chorus, claiming the need for justice.
I would normally not take notice of the appointment of a judge, even to the Supreme Court. I don’t have an opinion whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a good choice for a life long appointment to our highest court. In the end, I think we will never know, because of the recent accusations, primarily from someone who describes a sexual assault which was to have occurred 36 years ago.
This isn’t the first time powerful positioned men have done horrible things to women. That’s what makes this type of situation so compelling, it’s just that we seem to be missing the date, specific place, time and named witnesses, who deny or don’t recall the complaint made by Professor Christine Blassey Ford. She was 15, and Brett Kavanaugh was 17. The circumstances were there was a party, and a lot of underage drinking was involved. Now we have a second person coming forward, with an accusation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her, when they were allegedly at another school party. She admits drinking to excess, falling down on the floor, but still recalls the incident. Unfortunately all of her witnesses, even a good friend, deny or don’t recall the incident.
What has me concerned, are all the people absolutely convinced he did some egregious act towards one or more women. The other side are equally sure it’s a false story, designed to derail a conservative judge appointment. We don’t know facts, we only have accusations. The political push-pull isn’t so much about guilt or innocence, rather it’s about the ability to get their man in, or block him from being chosen. There’s an air of desperation, because if the delays are long enough, the November elections may alter the majority party. Democrats are hoping they can regain the Senate and then they can chose who will be the next ‘Supreme’.
It seems there are two kinds of people in the world, those that struggle to know what’s true, and those that don’t let the facts get in the way of their personal view. The problems with these accusations, are the distant history of it, as time goes on, memories, especially those from someone who was intoxicated during the incident, are apt to be altered or remembered incorrectly. It’s completely believable that Professor Ford, can’t recall the correct details. It’s just as possible her story is partially true, but she might have been hurt by someone else, or there were interactions between the boys and the girls which became more aggressive over time as alcohol was consumed.
SCORCHED EARTH REASONING
What we have are two large groups of people, shouting at each other, using names and labels, finding any item, quote, or expression, in an open active campaign to discredit and take control of what other people may say or think. It pains me to see a growing discord in not only this country, but throughout the ‘free world’. Using any means possible to exert their “rightness” at the expense of liberty, freedom of speech, tolerance for others, and an equal right to protection under the law.
- “It’s the culture war on steroids” ~ Washington Post
- Judge Judy urges people to ‘listen to both sides’ in Brett Kavanaugh scandal ~ AOL News
- New Yorker under fire over latest Kavanaugh allegations ~ Politico
- Senator Ted Cruz & Wife chased out of DC Restaurant amidst threats ~ KTVU News Washington DC
─── TWITTER POST
Smash Racism DC @SmashRacismDC
Activists just chased @TedCruz out of a fancy Washington DC restaurant,
chanting “We Believe Survivors!”
Cruz has been friends with creep Kavanaugh for 20 years. Now Cruz is on judiciary committee hearing his testimony.
Fascists not welcome! #CancelKavanugh
10:10 PM – Sep 24, 2018
IT HAS COME TO THIS ~ ACT ON IMPULSE
It’s only fair if we declare it so!
OpEdNews.com By DAVID KANEGIS 9/23/2018
As Christine Blasey Ford bravely faces the indignity and insults of Donald Trump, the Republican all white, all male majority of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the prejudgment of foul Senators like Mitch McConnel, it’s time for everyone to protest and be heard.
This is not just a woman thing. Guys we’re all up to bat. Perhaps we’ve done harmful things in the past, maybe without even realizing it. Whether we have or not, now is the time to atone and join with all our sisters to put a halt to the travesty of justice being perpetrated even as this article is being written.
A charge has been made against Brett Kavanaugh, nominee for the highest court in the land. If confirmed he will be shaping laws for us, our kids and our grandkids. Perhaps he’s guilty, perhaps not.
However, if we are to move forward as an evolved species then we must commit to act on our best impulses — not our worst!
Do we want to let men like Mitch McConnel who blocked President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for over a year push through a vote in less than a week?
This for a man who will likely spend 30+ years helping an ultra-conservative court make decisions about race, gender, choice and the rights of all?
If the names John G. Roberts Jr., Clarence Thomas, Samuel Anthony Alito and Neil Gorsuch give you cause for concern about the future then fight, fight, fight!
In an effort to protect those who have been victimized, shouldn’t we apply the principle of innocent until proven guilty? In our effort to be fair, don’t we act in fairness to all?
Contrary to many who equate democracy with freedom, the mere replacement of a Communist socialist government with a democratic socialist one, while an improvement, does not alone advance the cause of freedom very much.
Freedom and democracy are different. Democracy addresses how affairs in the public sector will be conducted. Democracy is greater when individuals vote on those matters assigned to the public sector. On the other hand, freedom is concerned with the relationships among people in the private sector. Freedom means individuals may choose how to interact on a voluntary basis outside the purview of the state.
In short, democracy means you get to vote in the public sector; freedom means you get to determine the terms of your interactions with others in the private sector.
~ Foundation for Economic Education – 1 August 1990