This blog, SimpleCatholicTruth (SCT), was founded back in 2016 with one goal in mind, to discover and then explain the Truth in simple terms. As I wrote in the mission statement of SCT (which you can read in its entirety by clicking HERE) – “we should hold back no effort in discovering the Truth, understanding the Truth, and walking in the Light. The Truth is our goal.”
Of course, for me the Truth and the Way is Jesus Christ so blogs here at SCT will always be entirely focused on Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church that He founded. I have intentionally avoided getting mired in subjective social topics, especially politics, that are often nothing but emotional shouting matches. However, the recent events surrounding the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court have forced me to break from the past standard and offer a short commentary. As you will see, it is not really a political commentary per se, but rather a call for clarity and re-dedication to the Truth.
The election of Donald Trump in 2016 was certainly surprising. Many were shocked and overjoyed. Others were shocked and personally hurt that Hillary Clinton was defeated. In response to this defeat, many on the left embraced a new energy in resisting President Trump, his policies and his party. Okay this is all well and good. Politics – for better or worse – is about the moves and counter moves that eventually affect change – for better or worse. But something especially malignant is at play in the recent confirmation hearings.
President Trump nominated Judge Kavanaugh for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. As part of the confirmation process, Judge Kavanaugh sat before the Senate Judicial Committee members for days answering questions from both sides of the aisle. The committee members probed his personal life, his education, his professional qualifications, previous cases and written opinions and even pushed for hints regarding past and future cases such as Roe v. Wade. Some of the proceedings were professional and some got a little confrontational – politics as usual especially with the mid-term elections just around the corner. There were the usual cases of three-ring grandstanding and obfuscation like protests, calls for dismissal, calls for providing copies of past writings, allowing enough time for review, delaying votes etc etc.
THE ALLEGED CRIME
Politics as usual until in September Senator Feinstein came forward with a claim by Christine Ford of an alleged sexual rape attempt by Mr. Kavanaugh
when they were in high school, 35 years ago. Politics as usual? Not this time.
THE REAL CRIME
Experts will tell you that rape is not simply a sexual crime it is a crime of power.
Understood in the context, rape is a forceful action that violates a person, causing great harm to body and soul. And to what end? Solely for the benefit of those that have this power. Can you think of a greater example of pride and narcissism?
Bret Kavanaugh is accused of a crime but the real crime is being committed by another gang. Mrs. Ford, Senator Feinstein, Debra Katz, Michael Avenatti etc., and the complicit media are in the act of raping the reputation of Bret Kavanaugh. Without facts or substantiated evidence, such an accusation does not serve Truth, it serves only the pride of man.
Finally, another dimension of the Ford accusation deserves mention. If Mrs. Ford, or Senator Feinstein, or Ms. Katz or Mr. Avanatti are motivated, even in part by power and the desire to stop President Trump at all costs (which includes destroying the reputation of Mr. Kavanaugh and his family), then there is another silent victim that must be discussed. What about all those women that were truly the victims of sexual assault? It is clear that Mrs. Ford’s claims, true or not, at best are a he-said, she-said scenario. There are no facts being presented, only distant recollection. There are no witnesses. In addition, the claims are clouded in this political complexity which makes many people doubt her motivations. Like it or not, this doubt will backlash on other women and men that may be legitimately the victims of sexual crimes. These true victims may not come forward in fear of not being believed. But then again, the gang doesn’t seem to care.
If you lean left or lean right in this matter, that’s totally fine in either case. I’m not concerned if you like or dislike Mr. Kavanaugh in the role of Supreme Court Justice. But I am deeply concerned about the process of his confirmation hearings, the tactics used by his detractors, the damage to his reputation and the long-term perversion of our justice system.
What about the premise that we are all innocent until proven guilty? Is that no longer the law? What about the slander laws that should protect all of us from similar assaults? We all should be very afraid of this new (unofficial) paradigm of the law.
Of course the selection of any Supreme Court justice is important due to the obvious impacts to legal rulings that will affect us all for decades. By all means, be informed, have an opinion and fight for what you think is right for the country and even yourself directly. However, I think you should be fearful and as nauseated as I am at the way this process in being conducted.
There is a cancer in our society that to many, life has become about winning and losing, and being considered right is more important than doing the right thing. I hate to break the news to the Washington elite, but right and wrong are not the whimsy of any political party or organization to be twisted into a weapon. Right and wrong are absolutes, dictated to us by God, by the Truth the Way and the Light. We’d better start listening!
And that, is the SimpleCatholicTruth.