Reason First: Why Brett Kavanaugh Ought to Sit Away from the US Supreme Court Bench
The judge to be nominated for the highest court in the United States must first pass muster in the Senate.
What ought to be done about Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh is that he should cease any attempts to be on the highest judiciary bench in the United States of America. Though he may hold exemplary positions on issues like the human environment, he lags with other major concerns like Roe v. Wade. While he has stated that he would follow the decision “fully and faithfully” if he is confirmed, he may overturn that decision.
People who show love for this man ought to cease. He is just as mystified as any of the other judges and maybe more so than the current Supreme Court Justices. Though he gives off a certain charm, he’s part of the Swamp. His stances on Obamacare seem reasonable but it is possible for him to cave under the pressure if he is faced with the decision to knock down the Act.
Kavanaugh represents the shady figure that will sell you on a great plan but then flip on you and reverse anything that he just said once he gets a hold of some power. The senators can grill him until he’s overcooked. They ought to dig and find out every facet of this man before making their final decision. This is Reason First: Why Brett Kavanaugh Ought to Sit Away from the US Supreme Court Bench.
As far as regulations on the human environment go, Kavanaugh is satisfactory. He has demonstrated that regulations against companies that spew out “pollution” ought to be protected. He is not concerned with the spotted owl but with actual human beings in this context. His unwavering support for business over the EPA is a testament to the man’s character when it comes to this issue.
Kavanaugh denied a Clean Air Act regulation but the Supreme Court reversed his decision. This illustrates that Kavanaugh has the ability to stand up to the evil regulations that plague this country. For that he should be respected. His opposition to regulations on greenhouse gas emissions should be commended. He senses that the sanctity of the environment for people is awesome. Instead of caring about the newt more than the individual human being, Kavanaugh has respect for the life of the American people (in this instance). He exhibits a profound concern for the fact that life should be lived unencumbered by the weights of government impositions. Kavanaugh knows that the more regulations on businesses and individuals, the less freedom that they possess.
The EPA is a vicious institution that ought to have never been formulated and must be abolished. It represents all of the twisted, envious people who couldn’t even conceive of employing the fossil fuels (that they use everyday) in ways that could be commercial. Such people lack the know-how of running a nuclear facility but want to slap operators with heavy fines and regulations due to some affinity for the ecology. Kavanaugh sees this as loathsome. Every man or woman should have a right to conduct their business in any way he or she sees fit within the boundaries of rational law.
To take the EPA seriously would be a blunder. Kavanaugh has undermined and undercut the agency with his actions as an Appellate Court Judge. He has shown that life is too good and too precious to think about whether the environment outside humanity is preserved. The only way to protect truly the flora and fauna and the bodies of water is to privatize them and make it legal or illegal for people to hunt and or fish or capture prey. It should be at the discretion of private park owners to allow whomever to be on their land—or not—and enjoy their property in their own way.
Kavanaugh at least has some modicum of respect for the freedom that individuals ought to experience. Only fossil fuels and nuclear power can drive a massive economy like the one of the United States. The EPA poses the greatest threat to the sustainability, reverence, and preservation of man’s mind as applied to the problem of survival. Kavanaugh’s record in this respect ought to be viewed with acceptance rather than contempt. The man knows that Americans wish to live where the government is “hands off” of their lives. By being a judge on one of the highest courts in the land, Kavanaugh has expressed time and again the importance of rights and the declaration that the EPA ought to leave people alone.
Kavanaugh has shown that he is in no way favorable toward Obamacare. That’s nice, but he still hasn’t come clean on Medicare and Medicaid, two systems along with Social Security that are bankrupting this nation. He found that it was out of the court’s jurisdiction to hear the Affordable Care Act case. And he’s right. The whole Act is unconstitutional and deprives the individual of the capacity to practice medicine or receive medical care without some government involvement. Kavanaugh went so far as to call Obamacare a tax (which it is). Obamacare is a payment for governmental services that is a gun placed at the jugular of the taxpayer.
The day that Kavanaugh votes for Obamacare would be his last. He lambasted the law so much that he wrote a letter of dissent going against the D.C. Circuit’s decision to uphold Sissel v. United States Department of Health & Human Services. His vociferous opposition to Obamacare ought to have been shared by the current Supreme Court Justices. They are the ones who should have declared the whole thing (along with regulations, Medicare, and and Medicaid) to be outside of the framework of the United States Constitution.
What Kavanaugh has shown is his willingness to go against the other judges based on principle. He has decided that Obamacare is a huge detriment to the lives of doctors, nurses, and other medical staff and to the patients as well. It is a huge mess that ought to be cleaned up with a decision to strike it down as anti-American. Obamacare represents the worst that Washington has to offer. It is asking for a free lunch but looking around for the next person to stick its hands in the pocket and steal his or her money. It is a disease and a plague that has ravaged this country for over eight years. Kavanaugh at least held some sense of decency to oppose Obamacare. While most judges kowtowed to the idea of medicine being taken a few giant leaps backwards, Kavanaugh displayed strength of character (here at least).
But Kavanaugh is not without flaws on this issue. He cautioned judges that intended to provide quality healthcare for Americans. By what right? For whom?
The way that Obamacare works is that it steals money from some Americans so that it can pay for the broken arms of other Americans. Kavanaugh is short sighted and mixed on this position. He is not as pristine as when it comes to regulation and the need for people to be free from government in terms of creeping bureaucrats wanting to prize nature over people. He is grey on this issue (like many men). His morality is left flapping in the wind hanging onto the post on this case.
Kavanaugh’s displayed a strong center of knowledge concerning Obamacare but he lacks the moral fiber to say that the government’s role ought to not be involved in medical affairs of Americans. The only thing that the government ought to do, properly, is to protect individual rights. Kavanaugh knows this, but he doesn’t show it. He’s more focused on the altruism that his Catholic background affords him. Instead of striking down the Affordable Care Act on principle and keeping it that way, he imbues a sense of Christian mythology that informs his decision here. All that he had to do was disregard and reject Obamacare. No, he threw in a little bit of concern for others over self and made himself out to be a mixed bag.
This is where the wheels on Kavanaugh’s train fall to pieces. He has discussed “fetal life.” Is there such thing? Are a clump of cells within a woman’s body an “actual” life or a potential? Kavanaugh’s view of abortion again derives from his Christian faith. He views the “life” of the potential inside of a woman to be of more value than her life.
There is little clarity as to what Kavanaugh would do with decisions like Roe v. Wade if he is in fact confirmed to be a United States Supreme Court Justice. But what one can surmise is the fact that he is so struck by the teachings of the Bible that these things may cloud his judgement. With his affinity to “the Word of God” he may only make decisions that are wicked at best and barbaric at worst. He might rely on a 6,000-year-old book to guide his thoughts just as he has on the court seat in which he currently occupies. He may bring into the discussion the talking snake and the two robots in the Garden of Eden as a defense that humans are essentially dirty and should be blocked from all earthly pleasures in favor of duty. As far as abortion goes, he may take the literal sense of the Bible and make it apply to the Constitution and force woman to have unwanted children.
Abortion rights ought to be understood as the basic right for a woman to do with her body what she wants to without the government intruding on her choice. Being pro-life should mean being pro the woman’s life. The choice to keep a potential or not should be left up to the potential child bearer.
Rather than considering the facts, truths, and what is rational, Kavanaugh may consider abortion to be unconstitutional and right to be stripped away by women across this land. It is a very serious and personal matter that should not be viewed at from just a political lens. It is a thoroughly moral issue that ought to inspire the members of the Senate to look with unwavering eyes and completely focused minds at the record and character of Judge Kavanaugh.
A 2014 decision by the DC Court said that the government should not require meatpackers from plastering labels on their products relating to the country from which the goods came. Isn’t this obvious? Kavanaugh was in the right here, but scores no points. The government ought to have no control on the free trade of products in and out of this country except to protect the seller and buyer from force or fraud.
Kavanaugh should have gone further and said that the First Amendment and free speech are the ultimate freedoms in this nation. Without them, the whole structure collapses into chaos. Kavanaugh had the opportunity to say that all of the regulations, controls, and hampering of free speech ought to be eliminated. The fact that he dissented in a ruling over net neutrality only goes to show that Kavanaugh can be outstanding in some respects and abysmal in others.
His track record is fraught with dissents and disagreements with his fellow judges but it is unclear whether he has the spine to stand up to what is right, what is just. His many mistakes on the bench regarding the issues listed above tell the tale of a man who must look past his faith and discover reason as his guiding principle.
Reason is the prime mover and objective tool for survival. It allows everyone from the man on the street to the man in the White House (if only he could employ it) to use it to guide their lives. What Kavanaugh ought to do is drop the faith when it comes to the public sphere. He is free to be as irrational as he wants within his own private time, but when it comes to work on the bench, he ought to be as rational as a judge.