If you think the debate over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court feels like an ominous turning point for the nation, you’re not alone.
We have certainly had bitter and partisan debates over judicial nominations before. There was Robert Bork in ’87, Clarence Thomas, four years later many others. Even further back, in 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt tried to take over the entire judicial branch of government by packing the court with extra Democrats so he could impose his program on Congress by force. Thankfully, FDR failed.
But never in our lifetimes have sitting members of Congress attacked our justice system as they now are. Lawmakers had never mocked the idea of due process, called for the collective punishment of American citizens or declared that the burden of proof is on the accused.
All of that is happening right now in Washington.
It’s not just Kavanaugh under assault. Elected officials have announced they no longer believe in our Western understanding of justice. There’s no precedent for that. It’s stunning.
“I just want to say to the men in this country, ‘Just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change,'” said Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Ha. “Not only do women, like Dr. Ford, who bravely comes forward, need to be heard, but they need to be believed.”
Read her words carefully. She is saying all men are guilty, not because they’ve been proven guilty, but because they are men. They are inherently guilty, by their nature. All women must be believed, not because we can show they’re telling the truth, but because they are female.
Evidence is suddenly irrelevant. All that matters is gender. All of us are condemned or redeemed at birth and there’s nothing any of us can do to change that. It’s baked in the cake.
That’s what she said.
Read more at Foxnews: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/09/25/tucker-carlson-kavanaugh-chaos-if-youre-republican-may-be-wondering-why-should-bother-to-vote.html