On Thursday, in Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony, the American people saw a man fighting for his reputation, his integrity and his family. His moving words felt less like a testimony and more like the last cries of an innocent animal before it is slaughtered.
This is what the confirmation process has become for the Democrats: a slaughtering of innocent people who obstruct the political goals of their party. Through intimidation, psychological warfare, character assassination, and public shaming, they behead their opponents and hang their remains on pikes at the city walls—as a barbaric example to all who seek public office.
For the Democrats, politics does not create better lives for the American people, but instead serves as a power-war justified in employing any tactic, at any time, anywhere. In their wake, the Democrats leave the bodies of defamed leaders, politicians and their traumatized families. This they cloak as “civic duty.”
In the Kavanaugh confirmation process, the Democrats have completed perhaps their most shameful and disgraceful public operation. Yet they claim they do so for “women” and representing the #MeToo movement. In reality, they exploit women for political purposes, wrenching every last ounce of non-existent evidence from their victims. Their anti-male, sexist rhetoric alienates half of the country, who had no choice in being born male. They claim that “all women” deserve to be heard. They do. But men are human beings too. Men also deserve the presumption of innocence. Men also deserve to be treated with respect and decency. Men also deserve a fair trial.
In their pursuit to “support women,” Democrats attempt to destroy the fathers, husbands, brothers and sons of so many women across this country. For political purposes, they elevate woman as a super class, a protected class, a class of legal immunity. However, they only allow “useful” women to qualify for such status. The women assaulted or harassed by former president, Bill Clinton (Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Leslie Millwee) have been ignored and cast aside because they served no political purpose. This clearly debunks the Democratic claim that in “listening to women,” they are righting the wrongs of misogyny for all of history.
Our country’s leadership does listen to women. The Senate treated Dr. Ford with respect and honor. However, making an innocent man the scapegoat for 6,000 years of recorded history is wrong. Oppression and violence certainly have happened in human history. It was wrong then. It is wrong now. But replacing oppression of the past with discrimination against men in the present does not ameliorate the problem.
Senators Feinstein, Leahy and Durbin are wrong. American women don’t want to reconcile historical misogyny by destroying the life of an innocent man. American women want to see a Senate that has enough decency to support an innocent man and in so doing, restore due process, the presumption of innocence, and the rule of law in this country.
And lest you think that discrediting, intimidating and smearing is something new, view Justice Clarence Thomas’ response to the false Anita Hill allegations which took place during his Senate confirmation in 1991.
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Also published on Patriot Post, September 29, 2018
Once upon a time, there lived a people ruled by a constitution and the rule of law. Their legal system rested on the presumption of innocence and equality before the law.
Yet the Grouchlings, who sought to weaponize the law for their own advantage, had put judges in power who neither appreciated nor applied the constitution. The Grouchlings invented a form of jurisprudence with fancy terms like “Living Constitution,” so that they could cut and paste what they wanted into the law. Yet they forgot that the law was based upon the dignity of the human person—not upon changing attitudes.
Then one day, one of the judges from the highest court in the land retired, creating an opening for a new judge. The president of the land appointed a good judge, a well-respected jurist and a decent family man. According to precedent of past judicial confirmations, this man should have been confirmed. However, the Grouchlings launched a campaign against him. They lied and told people that he would take away birth control. They staged a circus of protesters in the confirmation hearings. They used crowd-funding intimidation tactics to strong-arm certain senators to vote against the good judge. If the senator voted for the good judge, these Grouchlings would give money to the senator’s opponent. Was this a campaign finance violation? Possibly. But the Grouchlings didn’t care.
They only wanted to destroy everything, so that they could build it up the way they liked. A strange resemblance to totalitarian governments who do the same. Though not perfect, the legal system required reform not total destruction.
Meanwhile, back at the Grouchling headquarters, they noticed that in spite of all their antics, things were still not going their way. So, the Grouchlings deployed their secret weapon: character assassination. You see, the Grouchlings didn’t actually argue ideas. Instead, they painted stories. Their oral tradition included epic tales of victimhood, oppression and salvation through government programs using someone else’s money. If you asked the Grouchlings for data or a coherent argument, they might tell you that you have made them feel “uncomfortable” or “unsafe” and that you need to apologize for your hatred, bigotry, racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia and intolerance.
Thus, when the good judge passed all the questions for his appointment, the Grouchlings launched a story, the Jurist’s Tale, of alleged sexual misconduct from 36 years ago. Yet, curiously, they had no specific location, no evidence, no testimony of witnesses and the accuser refused to testify. While the legal system in the fair land was based upon the presumption of innocence, the Jurist’s Tale presumed the accused to be guilty of the alleged crime.
Indeed, the lawyer of the accuser stated that evidence and witnesses were not necessary, nor was testimony. In other words, the rule of law and the legal process didn’t matter. Which was not a huge shocker, considering that the Grouchlings despised the legal process anyway and only saw the law as a means to achieve their agenda.
And who cared if the allegations were patently false? The Grouchlings got TV, radio, and print media portraying the judge they hated as a monster. And it caused the people of the land to doubt the integrity of a man the Grouchlings opposed. Plus, most of the people in the fair land didn’t actually read. They knew how to read, but they were too “busy” watching TV or staring at pictures to read words. If “Judge Kavonian” and “sexual misconduct” were in the same line on TV or in a magazine, the average person would assume he was guilty.
But the thing was that the Grouchlings had over-used this storytelling tactic of sexual misconduct. They had used this same tactic in an attempt to destroy the likes of Herman Cainonian, Roymonian Moorski, Clarencian Thomasonian, Jim Jordonian, and even attempted to destroy the president of the land by throwing in Stormonian Danielzinsian.
The people of the fair land were tired of this, actually. They saw right though the lies, manipulation and misinformation of the Grouchlings.
In another story, we will learn about how the Grouchlings lost their power because the people decided they didn’t want to be victims anymore, but we’ll save that for next week’s story time.
Until then, rest assured that the truth always rises to the top, and that the wise people of the land called their senators and said, “Please confirm Judge Kavonian and let’s go on with upholding the rule of law and the constitution.”
This story is fiction. Any association to persons living or dead might be coincidental.
Also published on Patriot Post, September 20, 2018.
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