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To be a quality Supreme Court justice in this day and age of nonstop political activism, one must be as focused as a hawk, capable of ignoring the chants and grievances of those who demand cases be judged through the lens of emotion versus the lens of constitutional law.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whom President Donald Trump nominated to the court last month, may just be one such individual. The proof lies in how Kavanaugh handled himself as an unhinged liberal activist pestered him with questions as he arrived for a meeting last week.


Kavanaugh just strolled right by the protester, acting as if she didn’t even exist. While such behavior would normally be considered rude, in this case it was the right course of action. Why? Because the activist’s questions were inane.

“Judge Kavanaugh, will you protect our healthcare?” she kept repeating like a broken record. “Why did you rule against coverage?”

As a current circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, it’s not Kavanaugh’s job to protect the activist’s healthcare. It’s his job to interpret the law. The same would apply were he to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, as noted by social media users:

Jesse Hayes’ point was an astute one. While the activist was kvetching about healthcare, her true concern was likely abortion. Liberals are deathly afraid that the installation of another originalist judge on the Supreme Court might lead to the repeal of Roe v. Wade.

While the chances of the Supreme Court ever actually voting to repeal Row v. Wade are slim, it should be noted that it would be legally acceptable for Kavanaugh to opt for its repeal. The reason is simple: There’s no right to abortion outlined in the U.S. Constitution.

But this doesn’t mean abortion would disappear outright were Roe v. Wade repealed. According to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, the issue of abortion would simply be relegated to the individual states. And therein lies the reason for liberals’ fear over Kavanaugh — because they know that most states would vote against abortion.

“In the end, the Democrats’ obsession with the Supreme Court says more about them than about the role of the court,” Shapiro explained. “It says that they don’t believe their policies are popular enough to win the country over at the electoral level. If the judiciary should be returned to its role of ruling by judgment rather than will, the will of the people might be heard once again — and it wouldn’t be friendly to Democrats. Democrats know it. Hence the panic.”

Hence the never-ending panic, to be exact. The irony is that liberals’ panicked behavior — and, more specifically, Kavanaugh’s reaction to it — is also serving to make conservatives like him even more.


Nice try, though, liberals.

Vivek Saxena


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