Republicans are now absolutely, totally, completely, utterly, and entirely without any excuses not to keep their promises.
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court despite vicious, cruel, and slanderous opposition represents a high water mark in American politics. It represents the victory of order over chaos, rationality over insanity, and the rule of law over disorder and violence.
It represents the victory of the Constitution over anarchy, the victory of a republican form of government over democracy – which is just another name for mob rule – and the victory of Jesus Christ over Satan in the unseen world.
The spiritual warfare directed against Judge Kavanaugh was as intense as any we have witnessed in the last several decades. It was as if all the demons of hell had been summoned and ordered to attack this good man in a concerted effort to destroy him. Thanks, I believe, to the committed saints who released the power of God against the powers of darkness through focused and persistent prayer, victory was seized out of the jaws of defeat. Truth won in the end.
This, however, did not stop the frenzied opponents of Judge Kavanaugh from shrieking like banshees when they lost and clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court like zombies from “The Night of the Living Dead.”
Kavanaugh is a man of honor and integrity whose character and reputation were slimed by the enemies of all that is decent and good. Although this technically was not a trial – as the squawking of the left constantly reminded us – there are certain principles of justice that are fundamentally American and should apply everywhere. Kavanaugh was denied virtually every element of justice in this case – he was convicted by the Talking Snake Media based on accusations rather than evidence, was denied the opportunity to face his accuser in open court, and was the victim of baseless defamation and slander.
While some were caterwauling that we should “believe the woman,” the truth is, as someone recently said, that we should not believe the man, we should not believe the woman, we should believe the evidence. The actual evidence in this case was entirely on the side of the man. The truly monstrous reality is that there was absolutely no evidence at all to support Ms. Blasey Ford’s wild allegations. Likewise there was no evidence to support the allegations of Deborah Ramirez or Julie Swetnick. No corroborating witness, nary a one, and no material corroborating evidence of any kind either. As in zip, nada, zilch.
Brett Kavanaugh, by the way, drove home the truth that he is not a sexist nor a misogynist by hiring the first ever all-woman team of law clerks to serve with him.
The farce of the entire last week of this charade should never have happened at all. The Bible tells us quite explicitly that the evidence of but a single witness is not to be accepted “against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established” (Deuteronomy 19:15). That standard of evidence was abysmally and unjustly absent in this entire dismal affair.
It’s worth reminding everyone that if the weak-kneed Republicans had rallied behind Judge Roy Moore as they did around Judge Kavanaugh, they would have gone into this battle with a 52-48 margin in the Senate, and would have had an able and ardent defender of an originalist judicial philosophy. Judge Moore, like Judge Kavanaugh, was attacked with utterly unsubstantiated and decades-old allegations from women who could not provide one single corroborating witness or piece of evidence to support their wild and unhinged charges. In fact, in his case, there was more evidence against the allegations thrown at him than there is evidence against the allegations that were thrown at Judge Kavanaugh. Judge Moore was as innocent of the charges against him as Judge Kavanaugh is of the charges against him.
The big picture here is that conservatism is now in the clear and undisputed ascendancy in American politics. The more conservative of the two parties now controls all three branches of government – Congress – the legislative branch, the presidency – the executive branch, and the Supreme Court – the judicial branch.
The bad news for Republicans is this: they are now absolutely, totally, completely, utterly, and entirely without any excuses not to keep their promises.