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Treating the Court as a Political Branch
by Judge Andrew Napolitano  
Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court
after bitter fight, securing rightward shift
by Adam Shaw  
{} ~ The Senate voted Saturday to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, marking the end to one of the most rancorous confirmation fights in modern times... and securing a rightward shift on the nation’s highest court. The chamber voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh, mostly along party lines, after a weeklong FBI probe helped settle concerns among most wavering senators about the sexual assault allegations that nearly derailed his nomination and led to a dramatic second hearing. Saturday’s roll call marked the tightest successful Supreme Court confirmation vote in over 100 years, closer than even that of Clarence Thomas who similarly faced sexual misconduct allegations. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. was the sole dummycrats-Democrat to vote “yes.” Sen. rino-Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was a “no,” but voted “present” as a courtesy to Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., who was attending his daughter’s wedding in Montana. dummycrats-Democrats reacted to the vote by urging supporters to turn out to the polls in November for the midterms...
Now That Kavanaugh is Cleared, Let's Look at THESE Dems
{} ~ Throughout the confirmation process, Senate dummycrats-Democrats have persecuted Judge Brett Kavanaugh with unsubstantiated allegations... When those came up short, the Left resorted to all but calling Kavanaugh an alcoholic. Speaking of dummycrats-Democrats and drinking problems, here are a couple of  dummycrats-Democrats that tend to overindulge the media and electorate ought to look into: 1) Cocaine is a helluva drug, and Marion Barry had a bit of a coke habit. Of course, when we say "a bit" we mean police officers arrested the Washington, D.C. mayor in 1990 for possession of crack-cocaine. In 1991, Berry lost the mayoral race – but that didn’t stop him, he went on to win in 1995 though and take his D.C. seat back. 2) Ann Richards, The last dummycrats-Democrat elected statewide in Texas had a bit of drinking problem, so much so she went to rehab for it. Where exactly was the liberal inquisition of her? 3) Bobby Scott, This Virginia dummycrats-Democrat stands accused of sexual harassment by a former aide. The aide accused the congressman of touching her in inappropriate ways on two separate occasions. These allegations were never looked into and, tellingly, dummycrats-Democrats haven't made a peep. 4) Lyndon B. Johnson, Contemporaries knew Johnson to be a notorious drinker in the Senate and later the White House. His behavior never changed during his political career, even amid the quagmire in Vietnam. After his heart attack, Johnson told his doctor that he only enjoyed three things in life “whiskey, sunshine, and sex.” 5) Karen  McCarthy, another heavy drinker and elected representative, wound up in rehab back in 2003. Notice the trend here? It seems dummycrats-Democrats are untouchable whereas Republicans are routinely crucified. Is this reality or just mere coincidence? Just a few, but you get the picture.
They’re Women Who Support Kavanaugh.
So the Media Ignored Them.
by Kelsey Harkness
{} ~ Laura Cox Kaplan has known Judge Brett Kavanaugh for years. Watch her exclusive interview with The Daily Signal to see why she and others decided to speak out.
New York Grants Hundreds Of Thousands Of
Taxpayer Dollars To Islamic Terror-Tied Organizations
{} ~ Can you imagine any American city gifting Hitler’s U.S. proxies taxpayer-funded grants?... New York’s new grant program likely reflects the increasing influence that terror-tied CAIR has in City Hall. Worth noting is that CAIR-NY President Zead Ramadan is a significant donor to New York politicians, including Mayor Bill DeBlasio. These low lives so easily bought. We have long known the strategy of the terrorist strategy of Muslim Brotherhood groups ie CAIR, ISNA, MSA, et al for infiltration and stealth overthrow of American law, but it is the ease in which they achieved  unimaginable success in a post 9/11 America that is astonishing — the level of access, infiltration and influence in the highest level of government and media. During the course of the largest terrorist funding trial in our nations history, the Holy Land Foundation trial, many incriminating documents were entered into evidence. Perhaps the most significant of these was “An Explanatory  Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America,” employing US Muslim Brotherhood … What the hell is wrong with you NY.
Trump calls on Tester to resign over Ronny Jackson
allegations: ‘His reputation has been shattered’
by Joseph Weber  
{} ~ President Trump on Saturday called for Montana Sen. Jon Tester’s resignation, after a White House’s report disputing his allegations against the president's pick for the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson... “Allegations made by Senator Jon Tester against Admiral/Doctor Ron Jackson are proving false,” Trump said over two tweets. “The Secret Service is unable to confirm in fact they deny any of the phony dummycrats-Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family. Tester should resign.”
He continued: “The great people of Montana will not stand for this kind of slander when talking of a great human being. Admiral Jackson is the kind of man that those in Montana would most respect and admire, and now, for no reason whatsoever, his reputation has been shattered. Not fair, Tester!”  
Jackson, the White House doctor and a Navy Admiral, withdrew his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday amid allegations collected by Tester’s office about his prescription-drug practices and use of alcohol. Among the allegations, Jackson was accused of getting drunk and wrecking a government vehicle after a Secret Service going-away party. Tester, the top dummycrats-Democrat on the Republican-controlled Senate Veteran Affairs Committee, is seeking a third Senate term this year in a state Trump won in 2016 with 56 percent of the vote...
Treating the Court as a Political Branch

by Judge Andrew Napolitano

{} ~ Harsh winds are blowing on Capitol Hill. The hoped-for and feared clash between Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and his principal accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, has come and gone, with all of its calculated and spontaneous outbursts, as well as gut-wrenching emotion.

Dr. Ford subjected herself to the public humiliation of revealing an intimate and horrific event, and she did so with grace and credibility. Judge Kavanaugh subjected himself to absurd questions about his youth, and he offered compelling denials with ferocity and indignation.

At the end of the Ford testimony, it seemed Kavanaugh was at the bottom of a pit. At the end of his testimony, it seemed he had climbed out. His denials of having sexually assaulted Ford 36 years ago lacked the dignity and impartiality that the law requires of federal judges, but his anger and political accusations were understandable for a man who believes he has been falsely accused in such a way as to taint his reputation for the rest of his life.

Whom should we believe?

In this setting, there were few rules and no burdens of proof. Ford surely did not prove that a youthful Kavanaugh assaulted her, and Kavanaugh surely did not disprove it. But the setting was not a court of law. It was a political setting utilizing legal tools -- taking oaths to tell the truth, confronting one's accuser, being subjected to cross-examination -- the goal of which was to create a general impression of believability. In that respect, both Ford and Kavanaugh succeeded.

Then a strange series of events happened.

After all interrogations were completed and after all Senate Judiciary Committee members made public statements, the committee voted along party lines, 11 to 10, to recommend sending Kavanaugh's nomination to the floor of the Senate. This was only a symbolic vote, because committee approval is not required under Senate rules as a precondition for a full Senate vote. Then the committee voted by consensus to ask the White House to dispatch the FBI to reopen its background investigation of Kavanaugh for seven days.

It is quite simply unprecedented and unheard of for the Senate Judiciary Committee to ask for FBI agents to investigate a nominee after he has testified about the subject of the investigation and after the committee has approved his nomination. If the new FBI investigation is a genuine search for evidence, there should be no time limit imposed. What will the committee do if the FBI finds evidence of unworthiness for office or if it needs more time? Will the committee reopen hearings and take another meaningless vote?

This is a perilous investigation for Judge Kavanaugh because he has already testified under oath about the subjects of the investigation. It would have been fairer to all involved had the FBI been called in before last Thursday's testimony as was done in the similar Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas episode in 1991.

In his testimony, Kavanaugh gave the clear impression to the Senate Judiciary Committee that in his youth he was not a heavy drinker who became belligerent or who blacked out. Drinking to excess and becoming belligerent or somnolent after drinking in one's youth are, of course, not criminal acts unless someone is harmed thereby.

However, lying about any of this under oath can constitute perjury, and giving a false impression about any of it to Congress or to congressional investigators -- even if one's words are literally accurate -- can constitute the independent crime of misleading Congress.

If the FBI finds credible evidence to substantiate perjury or misleading Congress by Kavanaugh, his nomination and his current tenure as a federal judge are doomed.

And the FBI will dig. Its agents have legal responsibilities and ethical obligations that transcend instructions given to them by their superiors. If agents come upon evidence of crimes, they are required to pursue the evidence, no matter the time consumed or the political consequences.

Why is this nomination the subject of such rancor?

I have argued countless times that the federal government has grossly exceeded the limitations the Constitution imposes on it. Wherever you are as you read these words, look around you and try to find something in your line of sight that is not regulated by the federal government. It will be nearly impossible. Today the feds regulate not only our personal private behavior but also the states that created the federal government. More than half of each state's budgetary expenditures are mandated by the feds.

And passing final judgment on all this -- ratifying the Wilsonian view of the federal government the feds may do whatever there is a political will to do, except that which the Constitution expressly prohibits and eschewing the Madisonian view the feds may do only what the Constitution expressly authorizes -- is the Supreme Court.

As the reach of federal power has expanded, the power of the Supreme Court to restrain or unleash that reach has expanded. Add to this the life tenure of Supreme Court justices and the mania for re-election of members of Congress and you can recognize the slow transfer of governmental power from the elected branches to the unelected one.

Should the right to life and the extent of the imperial presidency and whether the government is obligated to provide health care be decided by elected representatives or by the Supreme Court? From those who expect the high court to decide these issues -- a court now evenly split, 4 to 4, along ideological lines -- is it any wonder the Kavanaugh nomination is worth a bitter battle?

The Supreme Court should not be political. It is the anti-democratic branch of government. Its constitutional obligation is not to do the people's will but to preserve personal liberty from the tyranny of the majority.  

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States Propose Orwellian Law Mandating State Home Invasion On Home-School Families

( – Lawmakers in some US states have proposed legislation that would require home visits for families with homeschooled children, posing a terrifying threat to parental authority and freedom in general.

Iowa HF 272 requires homeschool families who do not report to their school district in conducting their home education to submit to “health and safety visits” quarterly by “the board of directors of a school district.”

If parents decline, the proposed law says, “the juvenile court or district court upon a showing of probable cause may authorize the person making the home visit to enter the home and interview or observe the child.”

The law doesn’t explain why a school district would conduct “health and safety visits,” nor is “probable cause” defined.

But the party performing the visit on behalf of the school district would be a mandatory reporter, and the district can collaborate on the mandated home visits with the Department of Human Services, which in turn can collaborate with the state’s Department of Education.

A similar bill calling for a home investigation of homeschool families was recently introduced in Illinois. The visits there would be performed by the Child Protective Service Unit of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Iowa state Rep. Mary Mascher, a Democrat, introduced the bill, which is one of two introduced thus far during this legislative session requiring home visits for homeschool families.

Public schools do not exist to determine the “health and safety” of a child, they exist to provide children with an education.

In fact, plenty of public schools pose serious risks to the “health and safety” of children, whether that be increased risk to seasonal and contagious illness or the incidents of violent crime that plague the nation’s inner city schools.

This law is eerily reminiscent of the socialist systems many lawmakers in Washington would like to mimic here at home. There is nothing more authoritative than the state forcing their way into the home.

Homeschooling is a way a rapidly growing number of parents have found to combat the state-sponsored ideological indoctrination taking place in the public school system, and these authoritarians can’t stand that parents are finding a way to fight back and take their children’s educations, and minds.

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