Debt of Gratitude
The Washington Post printed an opinion column by Marc Thiessen titled “We Owe Brett Kavanaugh a Debt of Gratitude”.
Marc wrote, “Friday marks the first March for Life since the Supreme Court’s historic decision overturning Roe v. Wade. For millions of pro-life Americans, it is a moment to celebrate a victory for the Constitution and for the sanctity of human life.”
That’s one way to look at it, Marc. There are those who would say that the Constitution says nothing about abortion and that overturning nearly fifty year old Supreme Court decisions leads to a confusing jumble of contradicting state laws. There are also those who would say that the sanctity of human life means that every infant should be wanted and capable of being supported.
Marc continues, “One person has endured more and suffered more than perhaps any other public official to bring us this day — Brett Kavanaugh. Indeed, I can think of no one in recent memory who has withstood more to do their duty as a public servant.”
How about the Capitol policeman who was crushed in a door by the rioters on Jan 6, Marc?
What did poor Brett suffer? “Senate Democrats unleashed a smear campaign of unprecedented scope and scale. Suffice it to say, no smash mouth tactic, no depraved, slanderous, unsupported allegation was too extreme. The ordeal affected not only Kavanaugh but his family including his two young daughters.”
You can’t re-write history, Marc. The “smear campaign” involved a courageous young woman revealing that she was sexually assaulted by Brett and his buds at a teen drinking party. Do we want a sexual aggressor on the Highest Court in the Land?
Brett, of course, denied the incident though he confessed to “liking beer”. Senator Klobuchar followed up with, “Have you ever drunk enough beer to “black out”?” Do we want a drunk on the Highest Court in the Land?
Classy as always, Brett spit back, “No, have you?” That’s pretty much the come-back that a 12 year old caught with his hand in the cookie jar would use. Do we want an adult with a 12 year old’s judgement on the Highest Court in the Land?
It was not a “smear campaign of unprecedented scope and scale”, Marc. We all witnessed it. We scarcely owe Brett Kavanaugh a “Debt of Gratitude”.
By Ed Dufton