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Kavanaugh and the Death and Decline of Democracy

Kavanaugh and the Death and Decline of Democracy
Today the U.S. Supreme Court starts the first day of its new term, on October 1, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Senate is currently embroiled in a fierce battle over the potential confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick for the high court. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Monday, 01 October 2018 12:48 PM Current | Bio | Archive

There are no truer, or frightening words than that spoken last week by retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, as he generally discussed the recent debacle involving Judge Brett Kavanaugh, without even mentioning him by name.

"Perhaps we didn't do too good a job teaching the importance of preserving democracy,” and then he shockingly admitted that we will witness the “death and decline of democracy," in this century.

As someone that has been targeted, tortured, and publicly, professionally and financially destroyed as the result of a presidential cabinet nomination, I could not agree more. Watching Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation process not only reminded me of my own experience, but clearly demonstrated the brutality of a political process, which is just a small portion of what is ripping our democracy to shreds.

Judge Kavanaugh himself called the confirmation process a “national disgrace,” and he is right, but it is far worse than even he can imagine.

In the past two years, we have heard members at the highest levels of Democratic political leadership in our country call for young people to attack — verbally assault President Trump’s supporters, and then witnessed many such assaults.

We have witnessed members of the left wing socialist movement, Antifa, attack innocent civilians for nothing more that wearing a red MAGA baseball cap, and not one Democrat in Congress… many of whom were former U.S. Attorneys… has said a word.

Most responsible parents make every effort to teach their children manners, respect, and the rule of law, and then in the last decade or so, some of the most powerful politicians in our nation comes along, and encourages our young to yell, scream, threaten, and attack others. I’ve watched young men and women get in the face of members of Congress and act like disrespectful spoiled brats — spitting, yelling, and screaming at the top of their lungs… their rhetoric making no sense, and worse, when questioned, they’re completely ignorant of true facts concerning the topic over which they were outraged.

There is no longer civilized debates or true political differences, and the nomination and confirmation process is an example of the change in our country. It has turned into a public political character assassination, in which the opposing party’s disdain or fear of the candidates, determines the level of attack, and to what extent they will go to destroy their target.

In Kavanaugh’s case, those on the left didn’t even have the common sense or decency to wait for a nominee to be announced, before saying that they oppose the president’s choice, and that they would vote not to confirm the president’s nominee, no matter who is was, exposing the realization that this Kavanaugh circus has nothing to do with the betterment of this country, and that it’s all about politics and their party.

Kavanaugh was right… his confirmation process is a national disgrace, and these recent hearings were meant to do nothing more than degrade, demoralize, demean, and destroy him and his family, and push him to withdraw his nomination.

This is a guy that has served in public office for 26 years, and been the subject of a “full-field” FBI investigation every single time he was hired or appointed to a new government position, and not once, had anyone ever heard of, or mentioned anything about sexual misconduct, until Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced he would oppose “Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything” he has, signaling the Democratic Congress to do “everything” possible to derail this nomination… and that was before any of them had actually even met with Kavanaugh yet.

What I find so ironic, is that not one of those Democrats that have screamed the loudest in opposition of Kavanaugh, would ever pass and/or withstand the equivalent FBI scrutiny that Kavanaugh has undergone on six occasions.

Kavanaugh’s nomination process is a national disgrace, but it’s Justice Kennedy’s words, for us to beware. We are witnessing the death and decline of our democracy, and those to supporting this new socialist movement by many in the Democratic Party, are too ignorant to realize what that means, long term.

The real question now: Is it too late to do anything about it?

As New York City’s 40th Police Commissioner, Bernard Kerik was in command of the NYPD on September 11, 2001, and responsible for the city’s response, rescue, recovery, and the investigative efforts of the most substantial terror attack in world history. His 35-year career has been recognized in more than 100 awards for meritorious and heroic service, including a presidential commendation for heroism by President Ronald Reagan, two Distinguished Service Awards from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and an appointment as Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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