Judge Kavanaugh – A Missed Opportunity

I have been asked why I think President Trump’s nomination for the next justice of the Supreme Court is a terrible choice. This brief article will highlight the reasons why Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an Establishment insider, an enemy to the U.S. Constitution, and a danger to our Republic.

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The first red flag that stood out to me when I began reading up on Judge Kavanaugh was his horrendous grasp on the Fourth Amendment to the Bill of Rights. Kavanaugh has openly sided with the government’s violations of our privacy. In fact, he has supported and upheld the NSA’s warrantless domestic spying program, astonishingly calling it “entirely consistent with the Fourth Amendment.” He has also supported random, warrantless police pat downs as legitimate.

This point of view regarding this precious amendment is incredibly serious for several reasons. First, it shows that Kavanaugh has no historical understanding regarding the purpose and importance of the Fourth Amendment. The Founding Fathers often referred to the Fourth Amendment as the “bulwark” of the Constitution and of our Liberty. Second, this stance shows Kavanaugh does not comprehend the rights of privacy and person inherent in the Constitution and protected by the Fourth Amendment. And third, it demonstrates that Kavanaugh is not a true constitutionalist. Only real constitutionalists deserve a place on the Supreme Court.

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I prize the Fourth Amendment so highly that I would reject Judge Kavanaugh solely based on his stance regarding it. However, the more I looked, the more problems I saw with Kavanaugh. One of the things that worries me is his deep connections to corrupt families and personalities in Washington, D.C. Kavanaugh is a huge friend of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, for instance. Kavanaugh was on the legal team that helped swing things in Florida in favor of George W. during the infamous recounts. He later served as an aide to George W. Bush in the White House. Kavanaugh was in fact so close to Bush that he not only married one of the president’s secretaries, but was instrumental in convincing George W. to nominate John Roberts to the Supreme Court – a decision which has turned out to be an unmitigated disaster. Every indication is that Kavanaugh is an active Establishment insider – part of the “swamp” Trump has failed so miserably at draining.

Another area of concern is abortion. A Vox article included this statement:

“But as Trump has considered Kavanaugh to replace Kennedy, some conservatives have started to voice concerns that the judge isn’t reliably conservative enough. Some conservatives, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), have pointed to Kavanaugh’s record on health care; others are concerned that Kavanaugh told senators during his DC Circuit confirmation hearing that he’d respect precedent on abortion and declined to share his views on Roe v. Wade.”

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We do not need a “go-along-to-get-along” guy on the Supreme Court. We do not need someone who will “respect precedent” when that precedent is clearly immoral, unconscionable, and wrong. Abortion is little more than infanticide – a genocide of the unborn. Instead of putting forward a man who respects the Constitution’s guarantee of a person’s right to live and who is uncompromising on this crucial life-or-death subject, Trump has given us a man who is seemingly content to see “precedent” continue and not rock the boat. I remind the reader that over 70 million babies have had their lives snuffed out since Roe v. Wade. Tolerating this sort of reprehensible “precedent” reminds me of what Thomas Jefferson wrote in his Notes on the State of Virginia about slavery:

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever.”

In addition to these alarming views, it turns out that Kavanaugh has been involved in high-level cover-ups for a long time. I speak specifically of the Vince Foster case. While the world claims Vince Foster – a White House aide during Bill Clinton’s presidency – committed suicide, the cold, hard evidence suggests he was murdered. The man who wrote the report ignoring and covering up crucial evidence demonstrating foul play was none other than Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was one of the lead investigators in this case and was privy to the evidence countering the official narrative.

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This scandalous episode goes to show that when you rub shoulders with, and do favors for, powerful people like the Clintons and Bushes, you advance up the political ladder. And Kavanaugh is about to advance almost as high as one can go. I highly recommend listening to this hard-hitting interview about Kavanaugh’s involvement in the Vince Foster cover-up conducted by Cliff Kincaide at America’s Survival Inc.

It is also worth noting that Kavanaugh wrote an opinion that was later used by Justice Roberts as a judicial justification for keeping Obamacare. In a lengthy article last week titled “How Potential SCOTUS Pick Brett Kavanaugh Wrote A Roadmap For Saving Obamacare,” Christopher Jacobs explained:

“Even as he avoided a definitive ruling on the merits of the case [in 2011], Kavanaugh revealed himself as favorably disposed to the [individual] mandate. Worst of all, in so doing, he cultivated a theory that ultimately led Chief Justice John Roberts to uphold the mandate. . . .

“In Kavanaugh’s view, the mandate could fit “comfortably” within Congress’ constitutional powers [to tax]. . . .

“Conservatives might argue amongst themselves about which is worse: An unelected judge opining on how a mandate to purchase a product could meet constitutional muster, or that same unelected judge giving Congress instructions on how to ensure it will. . . .

“The gambit worked. Roberts ultimately relied upon that argument from Verilli by way of Kavanaugh to uphold the mandate as a constitutional exercise of the taxing power. That Kavanaugh, like Roberts, used the last few pages of his opinion to decry the “unprecedented” nature of a mandate upheld via the Commerce Clause power does not mitigate his favorable analysis of a mandate upheld via the Taxing Clause power.”

I leave you to read the rest of the article for yourself. Suffice it to say, Kavanaugh has wrested the U.S. Constitution, massively expanding the Founding Fathers’ original intent regarding the taxing power to allow the federal government to punish (i.e. tax) individuals for not accepting government-controlled health care. Doing so led the Supreme Court to uphold the alleged constitutionality of Obamacare in 2012.

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In fairness, let me briefly mention a few areas in which Judge Kavanaugh seems to be good. When it comes to religious issues and protection of religious worship, he appears sound (though, frankly, I dispute the depth of one’s religious conviction when I know they are not vehemently opposed to Roe V. Wade). Regarding immigration, what I’ve read so far indicates that Kavanaugh’s track record is appropriate. On the ever-contested issue of firearms, it seems Kavanaugh is also pretty consistent.

These three areas show that Kavanaugh is not 100% compromised. However, as the concerns I’ve raised should demonstrate, there are many red flags that ought to disqualify Kavanuagh as a serious contender for the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, however, President Trump disagrees.

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Ultimately, this terrible nomination is a result of Trump’s own egregious lack of constitutional understanding, his naiveté and overreliance on the advice of his corrupt aides, and his lack of understanding of conspiracy and intrigue. As I said clear back in 2016, Trump is a puppet who doesn’t know he’s a puppet.

I don’t necessarily believe Trump is malicious. However, he is a man who is being manipulated by the people he puts around him and places confidence in. As he has demonstrated time and time again, it is easy to flatter and trick Trump and talk him out of his opinions. And since he is always looking to “make deals,” he is willing to compromise hard-and-fast principles in favor of mainstream, populist, lets-not-rock-the-boat policies. Thus, picking Kavanaugh – a Bush lackey and Establishment insider – was just “good business.” And it was also a tragically missed opportunity to put a true constitutionalist on the Supreme Court.

I sincerely hope I’m wrong about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and that, assuming he makes it to the Supreme Court, he will issue opinions harmonious with the U.S. Constitution. However, I don’t think a 53-year-old judge who has been in the business for so many years will suddenly change his stripes. I predict, if his nomination is approved, that he will continue to rule against the Fourth Amendment and uphold Court “precedent” in numerous areas that conflict with the founding ideals that made America the greatest nation in world history.

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I truly believe, from the preliminary research I’ve done, that Judge Kavanaugh presents a danger to the Republic. He is a threat precisely because he belongs to and serves the insider clique that dominates Washington. If Trump truly wants to “drain the swamp,” why did he nominate a man bred and groomed in the swamp to the highest court in the land? Perhaps only time will tell what is to become of Kavanaugh, but I recommend watching him like a hawk and holding him strictly accountable, as we ought to hold all public servants accountable for their fidelity (or lack thereof) to the U.S. Constitution.

Zack Strong,

July 10, 2018.

Death of the Irish

Today is an incredibly sad day for the little nation of Ireland. In a national referendum, the people of Ireland overturned a ban on abortion, thus legalizing the reprehensible practice. Not only was the ban repealed, but 2/3 of voters – 66.4% – supported the action. What happened to this once Catholic stronghold? Why has Ireland voted against its own future by legalizing the extermination of its unborn? Who spearheaded this vicious assault on the defenseless and innocent? The last question is the easiest to answer and will be the focus of this article.

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It almost goes without saying that the feminists were behind this push to repeal the abortion ban. Feminism is the most destructive social trend that has ever existed. The Women’s Liberation movement was founded by the communists for the express purpose of destroying traditional Christian institutions – most importantly the patriarchal family – in an attempt to restructure the world along Marxist lines.

Feminism has done its job well and the world is reeling from the reversal of tried and true (and Biblically-ordained) gender roles. Without hesitation, we can say that no movement has done more damage to the family unit, the institution of marriage, and even the very notion of gender than feminism. Feminism is a veritable plague that has ravished society and infected millions.

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Journalists and reporters have acknowledged that this vote was a product of feminist activism. One article gloated:

“The decision is a major victory for Irish feminists, who have been fighting the law since it was introduced in 1983.”

Another journalist stated:

“Ireland’s feminists have been campaigning for a referendum for years – “all my working life”, Orla O’Connor told me.”

A third article explained:

“The vote, held on Friday, is a historic victory for Irish feminists, who had been campaigning for the amendment’s repeal ever since it was passed in 1983. Pro-repeal sentiment was especially strong among young and urban voters, suggesting that a new left-leaning and secular majority had supplanted the more conservative Catholic older generation.”

Mary McAuliffe, a “professor of gender studies” at Dublin’s University College, said:

“Ireland really is, for the most part, a secular state. There is a new generation of women — and men — who are very much influenced by ideas of equality, of feminism.”

Even George Soros, the billionaire activist, has been caught funneling money through Amnesty International in order to influence the vote in favor of repeal. Fortunately, in this case, the transfer of funds was caught and the government of Ireland has ordered the money returned. Unfortunately, it did not matter; the anti-life activists still got their way.

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This “new left-leaning and secular majority” was thrilled at the outcome. They literally jumped for joy in the streets. The pictures of cheering and smiling crowds are sickening. What is it that these people are really cheering? They are celebrating their new power to legally murder their offspring. These vile feminists are ecstatic that they can now exterminate their unborn children.

Of course, that’s now how they would describe it. They would use terms like “pro-choice” and “pro-equal rights” to make themselves feel warm and fuzzy. However, the truth is that these feminists are anti-life activists. They are murderers at heart. They are callous and dead inside. They are past feeling and lack love and compassion.

One sickening feminist described her elation at the news:

“My arms began suddenly shivering, strangely and uncomfortably, as soon as I saw the news. I know people say that only happens in stories – but, really, definitely, it happens in real life, too. All the hairs were standing up all over my body and I felt cold, then hot. Then cold. Then really happy.”

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Another Irish woman is quoted as saying:

“Basking in my newfound bodily autonomy.”

A third publicly gushed:

“Thank you Ireland for your compassion for women.”

And still another said:

“You are smashing it! What a inspiration to the rest of the world! I’m so happy to see such positive change!”

These reactions come from women devoid of all love, compassion, and feeling. That they are so ecstatic to learn that babies can now be legally snuffed out betrays a deeply disturbed soul and a warped sense of morality. This is the type of enemy we are dealing with – an uncaring, unfeeling, pro-death adversary. It is well to remember the proverb which, speaking for the Lord, says: “[A]ll they that hate me love death” (Proverbs 8:36).

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The feminists were able to bring about this vote outcome through a gigantic propaganda campaign. One article explained that some Irish pro-lifers supporting the abortion ban held signs that read: “I am 9 weeks old, I can yawn and kick. Don’t repeal me.” The article said to counter this evidence of life with the emotion-driven feminist war cry of “women’s safety, dignity and right to healthcare.”

Firstly, healthcare isn’t a right. No one owes you healthcare. And no government can give you healthcare unless they steal someone else’s earnings to provide it (i.e. wealth redistribution). This is pure socialism/communism.

Secondly, what about the safety of the unborn child? Feminist are fond of saying “stop policing my body,” yet ignore the fact that they themselves are exercising tyrannical, life-ending control over another person’s body. They are supreme hypocrites. They say “my body, my choice,” but deny their own children the right to life and the right to have protection over their precious little bodies.

In truth, the only choice women have is whether or not to have sex. Sex is a contract and both parties automatically accept the consequences of their decision. In this case, the “consequence” is a human life. After conception and another life comes into existence, it is no longer a woman’s body and, hence, no longer the woman’s choice. It’s the baby’s body; and society must defend their right to live. Said in language even feminists can understand, “Not your body; not your choice.”

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Here was Ireland’s prime minister’s revealing reaction to the vote:

“What we have seen today is a culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland for the past 10 or 20 years.”

Indeed, today’s sad spectacle is the result of a “quiet revolution” – the communist revolution carried out through front groups like the militant homosexuals and the rabid feminists. This was not a spontaneous, organic vote, but the culmination of a carefully orchestrated agenda to destroy the Christian morals of Ireland.

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Prime Minister Leo Varadkar voting for infanticide in the referendum

Ireland was once a Christian stronghold – a bastion of moral conservatism. It is no longer a stronghold of good values, Christian morals, or even common sense. Irish Christians have clearly failed to hold their nation in check. They have not kept the enemy outside the gates. The enemy is not only inside the gate, but evidently dominates Ireland. The feminists – dupes of the communists – have conquered the Emerald Isle.

Ireland is only the latest in a long line of countries that have fallen to the international communist conspiracy. Nearly every nation on earth has either a socialist or communist government. Even in the United States all ten planks of The Communist Manifesto have been instituted. These ungodly activists are successfully upending the morals and standards in all nations.

The focus of this assault is the family. The traditional home is public enemy #1. The enemy knows that if it weakens the home, it weakens society. In 1953, Ezra Taft Benson declared:

“No nation ever rises above its homes. This Church will never rise above its homes. We are no better as a people than are our firesides, our homes. . . .

“The good home is the rock foundation, the cornerstone of civilization. It must be preserved. It must be strengthened.”

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That statement is as true now as it was in 1953. Feminism is such a deadly virus because it attacks the home directly – and from the inside. Women are the primary carriers of this sinister contagion. Because of relentless feminist indoctrination, women have abandoned their homes and their all-important calling as mothers. They have not only joined men in the workplace, but compete against them. This friction carries over into the home where it poisons everything and destroys the natural love and unity that should reside there.

Under the guise of fighting for so-called “equal rights,” feminist women have been led by the nose and used by the communist cabal to break down the traditional Christian culture that once protected not only the sanity and happiness of society, but its God-given rights. In the era of “Women’s Liberation,” society has deteriorated to such a degree that one can scarcely find an ember of Freedom still glowing. Families are certainly not better off. And both men and women are more depressed and unfulfilled than ever before.

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One of the supreme rights assaulted by the feminists is the right to life. Because of selfishness and lust, feminists have sought to destroy that which supposedly burdens them – children. They want to be able to sleep around without consequences. These feminists don’t want to be mothers and become “shackled” to the home (instead, they would rather be shackled to a desk job, possess no power in the workplace, and receive no respect from real men who understand that their crowning calling is to be mothers). They don’t want to be mothers and have real responsibility; they would rather party or play around and have their so-called “independence.” They don’t want to be mothers because they have been indoctrinated with the notion that traditional gender roles are devices the “patriarchy” uses to enslave them and keep them as “second-class citizens.”

The feminist movement is a cancer decimating society. Ireland is the latest nation to fall under its grasp. The only thing the Irish people have chosen to abort is their own future. No nation can long survive when it allows the slaughter of its rising generation. No nation can maintain its self-respect, its decency, its love when it collectively preys on the most innocent segment of society – the unborn. It is a crying shame that once-Catholic Ireland has become so corrupted by communistic influences that it has opted to further destroy its cultural institutions by empowering feminists and giving them carte blanche to exterminate their offspring.

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Yes, murdering their own children is what the feminists call “empowerment.” It makes them feel good. It makes them feel strong. It causes them to parade in the streets, cheer, and shout for joy. I ask every sober person, how can we allow this to continue? How can we sanction the wholesale butchery of precious babies fresh from their Heavenly home? It is utter madness. And Ireland, like every other nation that has legalized abortion, is now officially mad.

Zack Strong

May 26, 2018.