More than 20 million people watched the Kavanaugh hearing. It was almost impossible to deny the veracity of Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony. On the other hand, Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony was filled with lies, as fact-checked by news outlets and supported by various witnesses. While Americans and people from around the world tuned in to watch the Senate hearings, one thing is clear: we have never had a more controversial Supreme Court nominee.
The last Supreme Court nominee that came close to such controversy was current United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Another point that became clear after Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing is how we have not come that far since Anita Hill testified in front of the Senate regarding Justice Thomas’s sexual harassment allegations in 1991. Despite several women coming forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, the Senate has decided to move forward with a vote to determine if he will be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. The only thing impeding the rubber stamp is an FBI “investigation” into the allegations of and actions associated with his alleged sexual improprieties.
Kavanaugh could have blacked out while drinking and done any of the things of which he has been accused. Several former roommates and classmates have given statements regarding his heavy alcohol consumption while in school. Getting drunk is not illegal, but what is illegal is lying under oath about it. Even before this fiasco, he almost certainly lied when first receiving the nomination. He uttered the words, “No president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination.” This implies that Kavanaugh would have inside knowledge of all other previous nominees, which is highly doubtful.
Keep in mind judges of the U.S. Supreme Court are the highest level of judicial authority in the land and should be held to the highest level of integrity—not the lowest. Lying to any degree is unacceptable by any judge, never mind one about to be placed into this position. Kavanaugh’s ability to analyze law is further impugned by his belief that putting forth a calendar from years past could be considered a form of evidence. This is disturbing to say the least.
It is clear from the goings-on in government today that the line between right and wrong has been deliberately blurred by those in power. The finger-pointing has become almost comical. Should ordinary citizens follow the “law,” which has been written by what could very well be criminals in Congress, or should they do what is right and just instead? Black and white have become more and more grey. It’s easy to understand why and how so many Americans have become jaded, cynical, and disgusted by what is currently happening in our political system. The time has come to remind Congress that the American people have had enough of the two political parties, and that Congress works for the people, not the parties with which those people have affiliated themselves.
When Jesus Christ was on the planet, similar distortions between right and wrong occurred then. He was arrested, tried, and convicted by the very criminals who should have been captured, tortured, and killed in his place. The judicial system hasn’t improved much in more than 2,000 years. In fact, here in America, it’s actually gotten worse in some respects.
Decades ago, Rosa Parks was arrested and thrown in jail when she disregarded seating laws on buses. She violated law at the time but did what was truly right. Martin Luther King, Jr. was jailed for exercising his First Amendment rights. Should this have happened, or should the criminals who sent him there have gone to prison instead? Should we follow law, or should we stand against it when appropriate? These are just two examples of heroic individuals doing what was truly right, not what was right as mandated by others who have simply deemed it so.
Despite all the events of which Kavanaugh has been accused being true or not, we as a nation should not put people like him into judgeships. His wildly political and emotional behavior during his testimony regarding the alleged assault of Dr. Ford clearly demonstrate that he is unfit for any position of judicial authority, much less to the U.S. Supreme Court.