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The Charges Against Judge Kavanaugh Should Be Ignored
Town Hall ^ | 9/17/2018 | Dennis Prager

Posted on 09/17/2018 10:20:53 PM PDT by Signalman

It is almost impossible to overstate the damage done to America's moral compass by taking the charges leveled against Judge Brett Kavanaugh seriously.

It undermines foundational moral principles of any decent society.

Those who claim the charges against Judge Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford are important and worth investigating, and that they ultimately, if believed, invalidate his candidacy for the U.S. Supreme Court are stating that:

a) What a middle-aged adult did in high school is all we need to know to evaluate an individual's character -- even when his entire adult life has been impeccable.

b) No matter how good and moral a life one has led for 10, 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years, it is nullified by a sin committed as teenager.

No decent -- or rational -- society has ever believed such nihilistic nonsense.

This is another example of the moral chaos sown by secularism and the left. In any society rooted in Judeo-Christian values, it is understood that people should be morally assessed based on how they behave over the course of their lifetime -- early behavior being the least important period in making such an assessment.

These religious values taught us that all of us are sinners and, therefore, with the exception of those who have engaged in true evil, we need to be very careful in making moral evaluations of human beings.

And, of course, we were taught to extend forgiveness when people demonstrate through their actions that they have changed. As a well-known ancient Jewish adage put it: "Where the penitent stands, the most righteous cannot stand."

In other words, the highest moral achievement is moral improvement.

Perhaps the most important principle violated by taking this 36-year-old high school-era charge seriously is the principle of the moral bank account.

Every one of us has a moral bank account. Our good deeds are deposits, and our bad deeds are withdrawals. We therefore assess a person the same way we assess our bank account. If our good actions outweigh our bad actions, we are morally in the black; if our bad actions greatly outweigh our good actions, we are morally in the red.

By all accounts -- literally all -- Brett Kavanaugh's moral bank account is way in the black. He has led a life of decency, integrity, commitment to family and commitment to community few Americans can match. On these grounds alone, the charges against him as a teenager should be ignored.

So, why is this charge taken seriously?

One reason is, as I recently wrote, the greatest fear in America is fear of the left -- the fear of what the left will do to you if you cross it. Not fear of God. Not fear of doing wrong. Fear of the left. Offend the left and you will lose your reputation and, quite often, your job or your business.

Another reason is pure, amoral, demagogic politics. No honest American of any political persuasion believes that if a woman were to charge a Democrat-appointed judge such as Merrick Garland with doing to her 36 years ago in high school what Brett Kavanaugh is charged with having done 36 years ago in high school, the Democratic Party and the media would be demanding the confirmation vote be delayed or the candidate withdraw.

A third reason is feminism's weakening of the American female (and male, but that is another story). A generation ago, a drunk teenager at a party trying groping a teenage girl over her clothing while trying to remove as much of her clothing as possible would not have been defended or countenanced. But it would not have been deemed as inducing post-traumatic stress disorder either.

This weakening of the female is perfectly illustrated by the statement released by Susanna Jones, head of Holton-Arms School, the private preparatory school for girls in Bethesda, Maryland, that the accuser attended. "As a school that empowers women to use their voices, we are proud of this alumna for using hers," Jones said.

"Empowers women"? Please. Nearly every woman over puberty has experienced a man trying to grope her (the groping of a pre-pubescent is sexual molestation of a child and an act of evil). My mother was groped by a physician. She told my father about it. My father told the physician that if he were to do it again, he would break his hands. And it remained a family folk tale. If you had told my mother she was a "survivor," she would have wondered what you were talking about. The term was reserved for people who survived Nazi concentration camps, Japanese prisoner of war camps and cancer survivors, not women groped by a man.

When my wife was a waitress in her midteens, the manager of her restaurant grabbed her breasts and squeezed them on numerous occasions. She told him to buzz off, figured out how to avoid being in places where they were alone and continued going about her job. That's empowerment.

In sum, I am not interested in whether Mrs. Ford, an anti-Trump activist, is telling the truth. Because even if true, what happened to her was clearly wrong, but it tells us nothing about Brett Kavanaugh since the age of 17. But for the record, I don't believe her story. Aside from too many missing details -- most women remember virtually everything about the circumstances of a sexual assault no matter how long ago -- few men do what she charges Kavanaugh with having done only one time. And no other woman has ever charged him with any sexual misconduct.

Do not be surprised if a future Republican candidate for office or judicial nominee -- no matter how exemplary a life he has led -- is accused of sexual misconduct ... from when he was in elementary school.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christineford; kavanaugh; prager
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1 posted on 09/17/2018 10:20:53 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

What charges? You got some bimbo 16-year-old teenager gal who likely smoked pot daily....doesn’t remember much of anything 36 years later....then keys in on this one thing with no witnesses to validate her story?

All of this effort to regain memories that you tend to see (some new fad)...I think goes back to heavy medication or marijuana usage.

2 posted on 09/17/2018 10:24:41 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Signalman

This man's success shows why they aren't.
What a sick "news" media we have.

3 posted on 09/17/2018 10:30:02 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: Signalman

Yes, the accusations should be ignored. There will be much more from the manhaters, too.

Republican senators, if never want votes from us again, continue pandering to feminists. Otherwise, acknowledge your error and get the confirmation done with no delay. Your last mistake may have been agreeing to hear from what’s-her-name.

Confirming Justice Kavanaugh was the most important action you could have taken in your lives.

4 posted on 09/17/2018 10:33:48 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Signalman


5 posted on 09/17/2018 10:39:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: Signalman
The women who support Ellison would apparently support Kavanaugh if he were a Democrat, therefore the Republican senators should explore the compelling evidence that this and the SCOTUS would both be a different outcome if party were reversed.

The most effective line of questioning might be, Have you ever beaten a women in front of her son as did Ellison who allegedly beat three or more women too? Have you ever reached a settlement like Ellison who beat women to silence them? Judge K do you think Dr. Ford would vote for Ellison if she could, in spite of his allegedly hitting three or more women since leaving the Nation of Islam?

I could just hear Senator Schumer give birth to a calf.

6 posted on 09/17/2018 10:58:46 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: Signalman
The same way this was ignored.

The following photo of Senator Al Franken groping the breasts of a sleeping service woman has been released along with the woman’s story of how he groped and kissed her while she slept.

7 posted on 09/17/2018 11:03:34 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith......)
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To: Signalman

I hope Dennis realizes that no one from the left will ever read or care about this piece. To them, the end justifies the means... Always.

8 posted on 09/17/2018 11:04:26 PM PDT by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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To: pepsionice

She’s just a leftist tool they pulled out of the shed. It’s so ridiculous.

9 posted on 09/17/2018 11:06:19 PM PDT by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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To: Signalman

The left isn’t worthy enough to breath our air. They have descended into a vile ooze just like they started as. They are ready to be absorbed by the swamp never to be seen or heard from again.

Just a bad memory leaving a bad taste.

10 posted on 09/17/2018 11:19:54 PM PDT by Boomer
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To: familyop
Your last mistake may have been agreeing to hear from what’s-her-name.

It's not like they had a choice. Traitors Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Bob Corker (R-somewhere) said they would vote no in the committee if the lying bitch didn't get a chance to spew her lies. This would have stopped the confirmation.

I agree with you 100% though. Our problem is we have D senators with an R by their name. Fortunately both of these RINO's are gone after this year. Hopefully to never be heard from again but I doubt we are that lucky.

Is it really that hard to find good solid conservatives to get elected to these positions? I guess so.

11 posted on 09/17/2018 11:25:41 PM PDT by Boomer
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To: Boomer

Interesting. Flake and Corker said before that they wouldn’t hinder confirmation of a Supreme Court justice.

12 posted on 09/17/2018 11:39:39 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Bullish
There are basically two possibilities:

1. She's lying and she knows she's lying. She's intentionally concocting a false story with extremely vague details (no date, no location) that she knows will be difficult if not impossible to disprove. She's doing this because she's partisan left-wing, pussy-hat-wearing, abortion-loving Sanders supporter who is engaging in stop-em-by-any-means-necessary kamikaze mission against Brett K. OR...

2. She's lying but she thinks she's telling the truth. Perhaps something like the story she's telling kinda, sorta happened to her, but Brett K didn't do it. Maybe she once attended a party where some Georgetown Prep guys were and maybe one of them did maul her a bit. She attended a different school, a WASPy sorta place that didn't mix all the regularly or naturally with G-Town. She didn't even know the name of her mauler or forgot it if she did. Decades later she's living in CA, Brett K gets nominated to SCOTUS. She reads about his background. He's from the same place she grew up. He went to Georgetown Prep. In her mind, she conflates him with her mauler.

Anyone ever see Season 1, Episode 1 ("Revenge") of Alfred Hitchcock Presents? A woman is attacked in her home. Later while driving with her husband, she points out some guy on the street and insists that he's the perp who attacked her. Husband eventually kills the guy. Later, she identifies a different guy as the perp... and then another one. and so on. Show closes with husband coming the sickening realization that he murdered someone based on a false identification by his wackjob wife.
13 posted on 09/17/2018 11:47:52 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: pepsionice

It’s kind of sad. You’re the first responder and you missed Dennis’s point completely. A lot of FReepers are missing this crucial, civilization-killing point. I was trying to make this point here yesterday, and Dennis was trying on his show this morning.


No matter who it is. No matter who makes it. No one should be judged for fitness for higher office on misdeeds from childhood (under 18). At all. Ever. Unless they were egregious crimes with enough evidence, like child rape or murder. Or unless they were part of a lifelong pattern continuing into adulthood (Bill Clinton. Does come to mind).

Dennis is trying to help you all see that one of the worst things about this accusation is that CONGRESS IS TAKING IT SERIOUSLY AND WILL HEAR BOTH SIDES OF THIS HIGH SCHOOL INCIDENT. On its face such an accusation should cause ridicule to anyone making it. It shouldn’t stop any candidate for anything from his election or appointment. It warrants NO INVESTIGATION.

Kids make all kinds of mistakes. Past puberty, they do make sexual mistakes. The whole issue is a non-sequitur to the confirmation process or an appointment.

14 posted on 09/17/2018 11:50:26 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: metmom

No picture from the psychologist with a disorder. There should be a way to prosecute this conspiracy. If the left is going to stand together for wrong. The right should stand united for truth and good.

15 posted on 09/17/2018 11:58:36 PM PDT by KDF48 (Redeemed by Christ.)
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To: Signalman

Gentlemen, if you’re running for high office someday, you’re gonna wish you hadn’t played doctor with little Susie 50 years ago . . .

16 posted on 09/18/2018 12:00:58 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks ( The US Constitution ....... Invented by geniuses and God .... Administered by morons ......)
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To: Yaelle


Exactly. That’s why I’m extremely pissed at Hannity for his ‘let her testify’ bs. Nothing can come from this 40 year accusation except smearing a man’s reputation.

No truth will be exposed. ‘He said’ ‘She said’ and the fakestream media will only report the ‘She said’ side.

The repubikans are aholes. They want to torpedo this nomination. They want to lose the upcoming elections.

17 posted on 09/18/2018 12:02:31 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Jeff Sessions IS the insurance policy)
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To: metmom

He seems to be pretending to grope, but it is still an ugly picture, and his victim was right to be offended by it.

18 posted on 09/18/2018 12:07:21 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks ( The US Constitution ....... Invented by geniuses and God .... Administered by morons ......)
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To: Electric Graffiti

I’d let her testify just to further expose the utter, butt-licking hypocrisy on both sides. Hopefully, her story would fall apart in the process.

19 posted on 09/18/2018 12:08:18 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks ( The US Constitution ....... Invented by geniuses and God .... Administered by morons ......)
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To: irishjuggler

Item #1 is like a 99.99999% chance

20 posted on 09/18/2018 12:29:56 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 1)
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