9/20/18, by James Mosher,
Over two months ago now, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Leftists have come out in force, hurling out any and all obstacles and hoping desperately to impede Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The latest attempt is the allegation of a sexual assault supposedly occurring back in the Eighties; the who, the what, the when, the where, and the how remain a bit vague. We are told that Kavanaugh is the culprit, but he emphatically denies the claim.
Feckless RINOS like our very own Senator Susan Collins would rather aid and abet the opposition than stand upon principle. It didn’t take long for Collins to interject her own comments after learning of Kennedy’s vacant seat. She exclaimed in July that she would dismiss any candidate who harbors “hostility” toward Roe V. Wade.
Upon hearing her asinine statement, I contacted her offices in Augusta and D.C.
I followed up with a column expounding upon the irony of her word choice and highlighting her virulent opposition to a sizeable portion of her constituency. Voters in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District turned out in droves to elect Donald J. Trump because many of us were exasperated by Obama’s train wreck presidency. We value the sanctity of life, are passionate about Second Amendment liberties, are serious about trimming the fat of bloated bureaucracy, are committed to ending illegal immigration and believe wholeheartedly in the reality of American exceptionalism.
Senator Collins, on the other hand, has thrown in with her Leftist counterparts and is more than happy to obstruct.
On Monday, my kids and I took a field trip to the Senator’s Portland office to ascertain answers to the questions I posed in July. The staffer I encountered was more concerned about the conversation being recorded by our cameras than she was about addressing the content. She jotted down a few points, accepted my correspondence, and expressed that my concerns would be passed along to her boss. I am not holding my breath. At the very least, the record will reflect my persistence.
It has been said that “we get the government we deserve.” We may not all possess the same priorities when it comes to sorting through major issues, but we would certainly do better if more of us were committed to diligently executing our civic duties.
I share the following video for two reasons. One is to express the need for civic engagement and the other is to demonstrate its simplicity. Government “of the people, by the people, for the people” necessitates an electorate that is informed and vigilant. It is our duty to hold those we elect accountable for both their words and their deeds.
“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.” – Samuel Adams
*EDITOR’S NOTE* Sen. Susan Collins has urged Kavanaugh’s accuser to step up and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. However, Professor Ford has declined every option presented to her. To her credit, Sen. Collins rightly says it is unfair to Kavanaugh if Ford doesn’t testify Monday. The Left is twisting efforts to question Ford as “bullying the victim.”
James Mosher is a husband, father, veteran and patriot who appreciates the cost of freedom. He sees the storm clouds on the horizon and writes so that others may be prepared.
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