I landed in Washington, DC, yesterday for a speaking engagement, and meetings. Of course, one of the first things you see are all the construction cranes building new, high-rise residences here. What used to be a horrible, and decrepit, waterfront area is now transformed.
However, today, there will be massive fireworks on Capitol Hill over the big fear of the progressive socialist left: losing control of the US Supreme Court. Sadly, this spectacle we call Supreme Court confirmation hearings have become kabuki dance theater. There is only one charge: ensure the nominee has the requisite qualifications to sit on the nation’s highest court.
The leftists in America need a triumvirate under its control to be successful: control of our schools, the media, and the courts. If the left is going to advance its ideological agenda — one of failure — they must shape minds early. They must control the message and propaganda. They must be able to implement their agenda, not through the Constitutional Republic’s legislative process, but by way of judicial activism. The left wants control of our courts, not to interpret law, but to make law. There is nothing that scares the left more right now than the fact that President Trump has presented his second nominee to the Supreme Court.
As reported by the Washington Examiner:
“Brett Kavanaugh will take the hot seat Tuesday when he heads before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing, a marathon event that caps off a bruising confirmation battle.
The hearing will be a major test for Kavanaugh, who would cause the ideological balance of the Supreme Court to shift firmly to the right if confirmed.
Kavanaugh’s nomination has already drawn opposition from more than two dozen Senate Democrats, and while many have already made up their minds about President Trump’s nominee, his confirmation hearing will also serve as a means for the public to draw their own conclusions about Kavanaugh.
“It’s important for the American people themselves to have an opportunity to see him and to see his responses,” said Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director at Judicial Crisis Network. “Right now, they’ve been hearing two narratives that are diametrically opposed about this nominee. Is he fair and experienced and an evenhanded judge, or is he the devil incarnate? We’re going to find out and see who shows up at the hearing. That’s going to be a service in itself.”
Kavanaugh has so far avoided making any missteps during the confirmation process, but sparks are expected to fly as Senate Democrats try to pin down his views on hot-button issues such as whether Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a woman’s right to an abortion, should be overturned or whether a sitting president should have to comply with a subpoena.
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has spent weeks preparing for the marathon hearing, participating in mock hearings that span hours, according to reports.
The main event begins Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., when the Judiciary Committee’s 21 members will hear introductions from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Lisa Blatt, a self-described “liberal feminist” lawyer.
Over the course of the next two days, Kavanaugh will be grilled by Senate Democrats and Republicans in two rounds of questioning. The first round will begin Wednesday, when members of the Judiciary Committee will get 30 minutes apiece. On Thursday, each senator will have 20 minutes for the second round of questioning.
The fourth day of Kavanaugh’s hearing, Friday, will hear from four panels of witnesses from the majority and the minority.”
What the progressive socialist left fails to understand is that Judge Kavanaugh is not going through confirmation hearings to be tested on his willingness to support their ideological agenda. The only issues should be his résumé as a jurist, and his ability to interpret the law. In other words, his qualifications. The Supreme Court does not exist to implement the leftist policy agenda, which has been the mantra in the past. I find it very disingenuous that the left wants to say that Roe v. Wade is settled law, but the District of Columbia v. Heller is not? The left is under the delusion — and, a dangerous one — that their agenda is legal, and anything else is not. They left wants unlimited murder of unborn babies, and same-sex marriage — both of which they had decided in courts. But, for some odd reason, the Second Amendment, and the supporting court cases, are not considered law by the left.
Barack Obama wanted Sonja Sotomayor and Elena Kagan as Supreme Court justices, and they are. Their confirmation hearings were not about ideological agendas, but rather their qualifications. In the end, Republicans voted for them. After all, it is the enumerated power of the president, the Chief Executive, to nominate, and appoint, Supreme Court justices. The Senate, per the legislative branch, is to advise and consent, not berate, denigrate, deny, disparage, obstruct, and delay due to chicanery. Then again, let’s be honest: since when did the progressive socialist left abide by the same rules they demand of others?
You can smell the left’s fear. They are on the verge of not being able to rule over us by way of judicial activism. This is why they have gone bat-crazy apoplectic, and into a complete, unhinged, deranged, state of existence. It does not take much anymore. Just know, if President Trump wins reelection — which they are doing everything they can to undermine — in just his first term, he will have a chance at nominating three more Supreme Court justices. That unnerves the left to no end.
Ask yourselves: what intellectually honest, competent person would turn over any branch of our government to the progressive socialist left? Hating President Trump cannot be a viable platform for allowing socialists to run our country. But, hating President Trump has been converted into hating America. This week you are going to see the abject hatred of America on full display, in the form of the Senate confirmation hearings of one Judge Brett Kavanaugh. It is not about him, but that he was nominated by President Trump, and the fear that Judge Kavanaugh exposes for the left.
Remember Antifa’s chant: “no borders, no walls, no USA at all.”
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. His forthcoming book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, is due fall 2018 from Brown Books Publishing Group.