OCTOBER 1, 2018
SEX SHOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT
John Butch Preston
What Kavanaugh did or didn’t do is not germane to the real issue confronting us. What matters is the makeup of the Supreme Court.
Judge Kennedy was a swing vote and should be replaced with a swing vote. It is wrong and simply un-American to pack the court in favor of one side or the other. In these extremely partisan times it will only divide this country further.
There should be a moderate, regardless of his or her own political persuasion, who can conscientiously vote with one side or the other at will. That is precisely why we have exactly nine justices.
This is not to say that Kavanaugh could not turn out to be a moderate; after all the person he would be replacing, Justice Kennedy, was originally elected to the court because of his conservative leanings, but then moved toward the center much to Regan’s chagrin.
But in light of Kavanaugh’s entrenched partisan views, he is highly unlikely to follow this example.
As for my own personal take on Kavanaugh, I can only go by my own life experience, therefore I’m quite certain of one thing: When you get that drunk that many times, you never, ever truly get completely sober again. Put that down as a fact.