Brett Kavanaugh

Catholic Hero, Brett Kavanaugh

I have not as yet ever commented on current events on this website, but I feel I must do so now as I witness the drama taking place on our televisions these past few days. Unless you've been living under a rock, the name of Brett Kavanaugh is a name already well known to you.

Brett Kavanaugh is an American born in 1965 in Washington, D.C. He attended Georgetown Preparatory, an elite Jesuit boarding school in Maryland, where he wrote for the school paper and participated in sports, playing defensive back for the football team and named captain of the basketball team when a senior. He took his studies seriously, graduating at the top of his class and going on to graduate from Yale Law School in 1990.

Kavanaugh joined the Bush White House as counsel and staff secretary and since 2006 has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where he has established his conservative views by issuing opinions true to the Constitution that favor the Second Amendment and religious freedom, among other issues. 

Brett Kavanaugh married Ashley Estes in 2004, who was then secretary to then President Bush. They have two daughters and live in Maryland.

Kavanaugh is a Catholic, serving as a lector at his Washington D.C. Church, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

On July 9, 2018, Brett was nominated for a spot on the U.S. Supreme Court by President Donald Trump to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

It is his Catholic faith and the strength of his character that has made Brett Kavanaugh someone feared and hated by the progressive left. His belief in the sanctity of life has made him an enemy to those who support abortion. Although Kavanaugh says little on the matter, in a case in 2017, Garza v. Hargan, he stated in his dissent that the ruling ignored the government's “permissible interest in favoring fetal life, protecting the best interests of a minor, and refraining from facilitating abortion.” The Pro-Abortion Democratic Party recognizes in Brett Kavanaugh a staunch supporter of Life and a true follower of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

It is for that reason that Brett Kavanaugh has endured the public, bloodless martyrdom that he has suffered and will continue to suffer at the hands of the Democratic Party and their minions. He and his family have had their lives threatened, his good name has been shredded in the most public fashion, and he will be an object of scorn for the rest of his life, shunned by a third of the population because they have made him their enemy due of their own lack of morality, and shamefully, scorned as well by those who will be afraid to associate with him for fear of sharing the same fate.

Here in the United States, in our system of law, a person is supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proof rests with the accuser and the benefit of any doubt always remains with the accused. Judge Kavanaugh's detractors have insisted instead that the mere possibility that Kavanaugh might have committed a crime is enough to disqualify him from the Supreme Court, while others even go so far as to demand that he must prove himself innocent. In doing so they give any accuser the power to ruin the lives and careers of anyone they might choose to attack, simply by making an accusation without any evidence. This is not, and has never been, our system of law, though it is increasingly the position of the progressive left against anyone who ends up in their crosshairs.

What we are witnessing is nothing less than the destruction of the rule of law in our country. The lives and the rights of the smallest, most innocent, and most defenseless Americans are being ignored as their lives are ended through abortion. Questions about an elderly person's "quality of life" are being asked as though these people are an object and not a human being, and as though some third party has the right to decide when their lives are no longer worth living. If our system of law becomes arbitrary, then know that there are no brakes on that slippery slope. As Brett Kavanaugh said at his confirmation hearing: "You have sowed the wind, I fear for decades to come the whole country will reap the whirlwind."

Kavanaugh has the strength and fortitude of his Catholic heritage, which we hear in his stirring words at the conclusion of his testimony. 

"I will not be intimidated into withdrawing. Your coordinated and well-funded effort to destroy my good name and destroy my family will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out. You may defeat me in the final vote, but you'll never get me to quit. Never." 

It remains to be seen if Kavanaugh will take the seat on the Supreme Court that he deserves. Our prayers are with him and his family. No matter how this turns out, Brett Kavanaugh will always know that he stood his ground and fought the good fight. His actions illustrate for us the resolve we all must have to face the challenges that come our way. 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke 

Our Lady of Prompt Succor, pray for us!

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Victim of Social Justice

The only crimes Brett Kavanaugh is guilty of is being a white male who is religious, conservative and pro-life. The left could care less whether he’s guilty or not of the crime alleged by Christine Blasey Ford, and his latest accuser, Deborah Ramirez. All they care about is keeping him off of the Supreme Court by any means necessary. His reputation, family, and career be damned. 

The left isn’t concerned about true justice, they have a larger goal in mind - social justice, also known as collective justice, which is no justice at all. True justice requires equality before the law - blind justice based on evidence not accusations, regardless of one’s race, sex, faith or socio-economic status. In America, we are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Under social justice, however, if you belong to a certain race of people or belief system you can be found guilty in the court of public opinion before you ever get your day in court. Such is the case with Brett Kavanaugh. 

In other words, his whiteness, sex and conservatism are his crimes. That’s why feminists are already branding him guilty as charged; he can’t possibly be innocent of the crimes the white man has perpetrated on humanity, even if he’s innocent of the smear campaign he’s undergoing. According to the dictates of social-justice, Kavanaugh is an oppressor of minorities and he must pay the price.

Twenty years ago, I was the victim of a violent armed robbery. Additionally, I have family members and friends that have been victims of actual sexual assault, not groping or so-called “attempted sexual assault.” I find it hard to believe that Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez had such gaps in their memories that they required psychological help to draw them out. Both myself and the victims I know can still explain the crimes perpetrated upon us with great specificity.

Although I understand that each criminal case is different, it’s obvious that Christine Blasey Ford was motivated politically. When you’re willing to contact the left-leaning Washington Post and a democratic politician, before you’ve contacted the police, you’re politicizing your attack. So far, every witness Ford has said attended the party where the attempted assault allegedly happened, has denied being there. Brett Kavanaugh himself, Mark Judge (supposedly the second guy in the room), Patrick Smyth, and the latest being Ford’s “lifelong friend” according to the New York Post, Leland Ingham Keyser, don’t recall such a party ever taking place.

Additionally, we can’t look past the far left-wing groups and agitators that are behind the smear campaign against Brett Kavanaugh. Both Christine Blasey Ford and her attorney, Debra Katz, are radical feminist activists. Additionally, Paul Sperry of the New York Post revealed that “Hillary Clinton’s former campaign press secretary Brian Fallon hired one of Feinstein’s top aides on the Judiciary Committee to help tank President Trump’s Supreme Court picks from the outside. Together, he and Feinstein’s aide – former deputy general counsel Paige Herwig – launched a liberal non-profit group called Demand Justice to lead the left’s attack on GOP nominees.” The group “Demand Justice” is funded by American hater George Soros.

Not to mention Ford and Feinstein’s convenient timing. First, Ford waits about 30 years to ever report the crime to her therapist; she waits another six years to report the incident to the Washington Post and her congresswoman. Then, Sen. Dianne Feinstein withheld the letter until the day of Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Democrats who say that Ford shouldn’t be “rushed” to testify are illogical. Any crime victim knows the sooner you report a crime the more likely it is cops can solve it. Also, justice delayed is justice denied for victims and their families. A better question for Christine Blasey Ford and Democrats is why do they want to delay Ford’s justice if they believe her story is credible?

Lastly, the FBI has no jurisdiction over a 36-year-old local crime. Ford doesn’t deserve special treatment under the law for an uncorroborated attack. Sadly, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Chuck Grassley (R-Ia), has done a grave disservice to the Senate by allowing this spectacle to continue for so long.  

Leftists don’t care if there’s evidence to clear Judge Kavanaugh of the allegations made against him. They care about punishing a white, conservative, pro-life, Catholic male they believe could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade. In other words, Kavanaugh is the scapegoat for all pro-life white men. That’s social justice.

*Carl Jackson, TOWNHALL

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