Cliff Kincaid
The Kavanaugh fiasco and the current crisis
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By Cliff Kincaid
September 17, 2018

Conservatives who backed Judge Brett Kavanaugh without examining his record are looking like complete fools. Before the sexual assault charges surfaced, he was already on record saying the atrocious Supreme Court decisions on abortion-on-demand and "gay marriage" were "settled law." Now, his character is under assault as questions surface about the party atmosphere and secular nature of his Jesuit-run Catholic high school. Catholic "education" has become another crisis.

Republican presidents can make big mistakes, and Kavanaugh has clearly been another one. Remember that President Ronald Reagan made a mistake when he nominated another liberal Catholic, Anthony Kennedy, to the Supreme Court. "Judge Kennedy represents the best tradition of America's judiciary," Reagan said at the time. But in fact, Kennedy turned out to be a liberal activist judge on "gay marriage" and even abortion, leading to culture wars which accelerated under former President Barack Hussein Obama into a push for "transgender" rights.

At the White House ceremony where his nomination was announced, Kavanaugh praised his liberal mentor Anthony Kennedy for "securing liberty," a bizarre claim for a judge who has been sold as a constitutional conservative. It's the kind of statement that leads one to conclude that Kavanaugh would find "transgender rights" in the Constitution as well and that Obama's "Permanent Revolution" will continue.

On the offensive, as usual, Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) chairs the Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress and is backing transgender Democratic candidate Christine Hallquist's run for Governor of Vermont. Meanwhile, Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the only openly atheist and bisexual member of Congress, is running for the Senate in Arizona.

In the face of this assault, questions persist about Kavanaugh's record on religious rights. I interviewed attorney Arthur A. Schulcz, Sr. on America's Survival TV about Kavanaugh's rulings against Evangelical and Pentecostal Chaplains in the military services. A case can be made that Kavanaugh's rulings suggest a governmental preference for one religion, in violation of the establishment clause, and deference to the Vatican hierarchy from the bench. Before the Catholic Church's sex scandals, the church under Pope Francis had become a major force for the global left. Kavanaugh was a member in good standing of a major liberal parish in the fancy neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., and Chevy Chase, Maryland, catering to the liberal elite.

What we know for sure is that Brett Kavanaugh is not a conservative Catholic like the late Antonin Scalia. It was Justice Scalia, a good Catholic, who had decried the make-up of the Supreme Court as elitist and out-of-touch with ordinary Americans. He noted that they were lawyers who studied at Harvard or Yale Law School and that there was "Not a single evangelical Christian (a group that comprises about one quarter of Americans), or even a Protestant of any denomination" on the Court

Catholics are 25 percent of the population but make up more than half of the Supreme Court. (Justice Neil Gorsuch was raised Roman Catholic and attended the same elite Jesuit-run high school as Kavanaugh but now reportedly attends an Episcopal Church.)

A true Catholic who believes in church teachings on human life and human rights would reject the hierarchy and demand resignations from Jesuit Pope Francis on down. Did Kavanaugh, a former altar boy, volunteer as a lawyer to seek justice for the innocent young ones whose lives were destroyed by predator priests? That's called pro bono work in the legal profession. If he did, we see no record of this in his Senate confirmation hearings. Did he object to the Pope's left-wing drift? Again, we see no evidence of that.

Instead, Kavanaugh's claim to fame is that he coached a Catholic girls' basketball team. He even brought members of the team to his confirmation hearings. It was a nice touch but totally irrelevant to whether he is qualified to be a judge. In retrospect, his decision to surround himself with members of the girls' basketball team he coached looks like an attempt to give his record a pro-woman veneer. Did he think his past would come back to haunt him?

We now see evidence that he was a party boy at his Jesuit-run high school, Georgetown Preparatory School, and allegations that he was "stumbling drunk" when he tried to assault a young woman. Knee-jerk supporters of Kavanaugh are claiming the woman, now a professor, is a far-left activist. But the other young man supposedly in the room with Kavanaugh and the young woman is not reassuring in his denial.

That Kavanaugh friend, identified as Mark Judge, has written a book with the title God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling. The official description is as follows: "In this account, the author explores the role of Catholicism in Catholic institutions, presenting three Catholic universities and discussing their lack of religious conviction, arguing for more Catholic theological education and less secularism." The author also wrote Wasted: Tales of a GenX Drunk, with a review declaring that Kavanaugh's friend was grateful to Alcoholics Anonymous "for helping him get his life together" and that "he wonders, appropriately, why the trendy priests and teachers at some of America's most prestigious Catholic institutions didn't help him steer a better path."

This does not bode well for another Catholic from the same school on a Catholic-dominated court. Mark Judge does not sound like a good character witness.

Trump is limited to two four-year terms, assuming he survives impeachment and is re-elected. However, the battle over the Supreme Court is about whether Trump can reverse Barack Hussein Obama's legacy through Supreme Court nominees who will be on the court for decades. Our book Permanent Revolution: The Secret Life and Legacy of Barack Hussein Obama describes how Obama stacked the courts with his radical "progressive" judges, who are systematically dismantling America's Judeo-Christian heritage.

In this titanic struggle, one's character is critical. But it was Kavanaugh, as a young prosecutor working under Independent Counsel Ken Starr, who helped engineer a cover-up in the Vincent Foster death probe, which was part of the overall Clinton investigation, when he concluded that the former Clinton Deputy White House counsel killed himself. Among other things, as witness Patrick Knowlton testified, Foster's car was not at the park when he died. What's more, the gun in Foster's hand was not his, and his fingerprints were not on the gun. President Trump once called the death "fishy," and he was right.

The website FBIcover-up.com notes documentary evidence that then-29-year-old prosecutor Brett Kavanaugh was present at the Office of Independent Counsel meetings where Associate Independent Counsel Miguel Rodriguez presented evidence that Foster was murdered.

After Kavanaugh's withdrawal, which seems inevitable, we should demand the nomination of a real conservative, Catholic or non-Catholic, with an honest character. In fact, we can see that a conservative woman who understands the dangers of judicial tyranny and the cultural crisis in America is desperately needed on the Supreme Court. She could be a leader and role model.

Let's get it right this time.

© Cliff Kincaid

 

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