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Letter: Senate must not confirm judge to the highest court

Is hypocrisy losing one’s spine or principles or selling out or unrighteous appeasement or waffling or disingenuousness?

Who really knows but a striking example of current hypocrisy by a certain party in power regarding judicial activism is confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Consider that he, as a lawyer for a previous independent counsel, argued that Kenneth Starr “had the right to press the president for answers” and Kavanaugh actually wrote “I am strongly opposed to giving the president any ‘break’ in the questioning,” and, the judge continued, ““He has required the urgent attention of the courts and the Supreme Court for frivolous privilege claims…He has lied to his aides. He has lied to the American people. He has tried to disgrace you and this Office with a sustained propaganda campaign that would make Nixon blush.” You have to ask yourself, is the economy worth it to be a sellout? Would Nixon be rolling over in his grave at the current POTUS’ machinations?

The hypocrisy of so called conservatives in getting a SCOTUS for aligning to their cultural norms is dangerous indeed since the Constitution’s architecture is meant, as George Will wrote recently, to slow “the political process because government intervention in society’s spontaneous order are presumptively of dubious legitimacy because government is presumed to be not disinterested but serving factional interests, or its own.”

Perhaps this POTUS and the party in power with his grandiose delusions of his own reality and the latter’s marble-mouth spineless blind support strive to outdo what Nixon did, what Clinton did, by not only debasing the office but diminishing our democracy in order to advance an ideological agenda bought by Russia.

And, certainly with a POTUS (President of the United States) named in a guilty corruption case as an unindicted co-conspirator, Kavanaugh’s confirmation to SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) must be suspended.

Deanne Plonka

Buffalo

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