Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Why all sane Americans should support the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh
I understand that some reasonable people might not agree with Justice Kavanaugh's legal philosophy (legal philosophy, not politics) and prefer a different judge. But Kavanaugh is obviously a legal mind of very high caliber and qualified for SCOTUS. From that standpoint, there's no argument against him.
What his opponents have done is to level completely unsubstantiated and unsupportable calumnies -- smears -- against him at the last minute, in a fashion that makes it almost impossible to respond, and then demand the nomination be suspended. What has been done is completely outside of the Constitution and the rule of law, and substitutes lies and a hysterical mob in their place. If this works, this will become the norm, the new rule. Reasoned argument will have no place in such a world, and it will be anything goes.
Suppose, for example, I point out that Justices Kagan and Sotomayor viciously attacked me many years ago. Like Dr. Ford, I'm unsure what year it was, and the people I've suggested were witnesses deny knowledge of the alleged events, but still... Obviously Justices Kagan and Sotomayor should be indefinitely recused until we get to the bottom of this, right?