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Electing People or Consequences?

Ideas have consequences, and so do elections. That’s important to remember as early voting begins this week in Tennessee.

The U.S. Senate race gives Tennesseans an opportunity to vote for or against more of what Dianne Feinstein and Cory Booker demonstrated in connection with Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation and for or against a form of politics that urges incivility and physical harassment and violence, as recently called for by Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, and Barbara Boxer.

That’s really our choice, because, in the current D.C. political atmosphere, no one will be allowed to be neutral or independent.

At the state level, in addition to choosing our legislators, we will choose a new governor who will set our state’s policy agenda for the next four years.

So, remember, you’re voting as much for consequences as for a person.

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November Is About More Than Candidates

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation may be a temporary conclusion to one of the basest political periods in our history, but if control of the U.S. House changes in November, Americans can expect an all-out effort by Democratic leadership to push for his impeachment.

This would unleash a level of vitriol and incivility that would pale in comparison to what we’ve just witnessed. The greater evil is that many liberals will conclude that the tactic of scouring a good person’s history for wrongs done thirty to forty years ago is justified.

What good person will want to offer himself or herself for office if old history is to become the news story? Those who care about the quality of the candidates we’ll have in the years to come must vote with this in mind come November.

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Senator Feinstein Exposes Her Real Goal

The goal of last week’s hearing regarding Dr. Ford’s accusations against Judge Kavanaugh was not justice for Ms. Ford or keeping a sexual predator off the U.S. Supreme Court.

If it were, Senator Feinstein should have told Dr. Ford that if she wouldn’t go public with her allegations or at least allow the FBI to investigate them, then her private and confidential letter could serve no public purpose.

Even then, Senator Feinstein could have asked that the nature of the alleged behavior during the relevant time period be investigated by the FBI privately to determine whether public disclosure was necessary for justice to be done.

Feinstein’s real goal, however, was clear—publicly destroying a man whose character has not been assailed by anyone over the last thirty years just to keep his judicial philosophy off the Court.

 

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Will ‘Me Too’ Make a Difference?

The “me too” movement will take center stage this week as the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee hears allegations of unwanted personal advances by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Make no mistake: If the allegations are true, then his behavior was wrong. But isn’t it time we ask what the goal of the “me too” movement is? Victims deserve justice where still possible, but let’s hope it is about more than vengeance and abused women getting their pound of flesh.

The “me too” movement should make us think about the sins that have produced it: wrongful understandings of authority and that leads to its abuse, sexual promiscuity, the objectification of women, and the alcohol-infused party atmosphere that liberates our moral depravity.

If the “me too” movement doesn’t result in introspection in regard to these issues, it may not solve much.

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What Constitution Day Really Celebrates

Monday was Constitution Day, but if our Founding Fathers looked at the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court over the last 80 years and the servile reactions of Congress and the states to those rulings, they would surely think we had scrapped their Constitution.

In a way, we have. In 1938, the Court said the Constitution’s words would no longer be understood in terms of a transcendent moral law, which allowed the Court to deconstruct marriage. But because the Supreme Court had earlier said that its interpretation of the Constitution was binding and must be uncritically accepted as law by everyone, the judicial imposition of same-sex marriage on the states was met by a shrug.

We still celebrate our Constitution, but it’s the one rewritten by the U.S. Supreme Court, not the one written by our Founding Founders.

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