Commentary: A Vote Against Kavanaugh is a Vote for Mob Rule

by Rick Manning


The Senate must not to cave into mob rule and instead must support confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

If the Senate votes against Judge Kavanaugh it will be assenting to mob rule to take down President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, not because of veracity of the allegations made against him or whether they could ever be proven beyond a reasonable doubt but because of the politics of the moment.

In the past, judges and justices were examined by the Senate on the basis of qualifications. Unfortunately the current process has become purely political, with a ratcheting up of the politics of personal destruction to defeat nominees as seen in the cases of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas.

Because of these unsubstantiated allegations, Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation has become one of the most divisive in our nation’s history as a fervent mob is demanding that we destroy Kavanaugh and his entire life without any proof, beyond a single person’s statement, to say he committed the actions he is accused of.

It is alarming that Senate Democrats have not already rejected the mob rule that is at the heart of the Kavanaugh opposition, and a vote against Kavanaugh would be a complete capitulation to the demand that a baseless charge with zero corroboration be considered disqualifying when weighed against a lifetime of honorable and excellent achievement.

Mob rule is no replacement for the U.S. Constitution and the cornerstone that individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. By that standard, Judge Kavanaugh is innocent of the uncorroborated allegations that have been made against him, and no reasonable prosecutor would bring a case against him based on what has been presented.

Failure to provide Judge Kavanaugh the presumption of innocence makes every future nominee subject to the same criteria where an impossible to corroborate claim from decades before is sufficient to defeat any nominee.

Any thinking person knows the danger this new standard would create in attracting future leaders to serve in our government, and the Senate needs to definitively end this absurd version of Twelve Angry Men by standing up to the mob that demands Kavanaugh scalp for political purposes.

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Rick Manning is the President of Americans for Limited Government. Photo “Anti-Trump Mob” by Fibonacci Blue CC2.0.











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2 Thoughts to “Commentary: A Vote Against Kavanaugh is a Vote for Mob Rule”

  1. Horatio Bunce

    This “hit job” is just distraction by the DC Uniparty. It has reduced Kavanaugh’s consideration to this alleged contact at a 1980’s high school “party”. I wouldn’t confirm Kavanaugh, but it has nothing to do with rich-kid parties in high school. His judicial record is bad on the 4th Amendment. He is not a constitutionalist. He believes in the NSA spying on innocent Americans without warrants and called this “constitutional”.

    The Blasey-Ford show is a ruse. Both R and D are conspiring against the American people.

  2. Bob Marsh

    This unbelievable hit job on Kavanaugh has left me wondering what on earth is happening to our Republic. The Left has jumped the Shark and shown themselves to be a bunch of screaming nutcases. Confronting Senators, Administrative officials, and Congressmen and women in their private lives, etc. The calculated destruction of Brett Kavanaugh and his family is just unbelievable . So sad .