Sen. Cory Booker made it abundantly clear what kind of “fundamental change” America will undergo if he and like-“thinking” “Progressives” get their paws on the levers of power: one in which not only basic Constitutional due process rights but also bedrock standards of fairness and decency are all flushed down the toilet in the name of political gamesmanship.
In a bizarre rant, Booker denounced Judge Kavanaugh for showing understandable anger at having his reputation and family attacked by shocking, last-minute, unverified allegations and claimed that showed he doesn’t have the “temperament” for the job (even though his judicial temperament has never been criticized during years on the bench.) That would be laughable enough coming from someone who represents a state in the US Senate yet behaves like an unbridled jackass during Supreme Court confirmation hearings, comparing himself to Spartacus for his courage in revealing classified documents that aren’t really classified.
But Booker took it a step further, giving away the entire Democratic strategy with his flabbergasting statement that ultimately, this is not about “whether he is innocent or guilty.” It’s about “this moral moment” and whether he’s fit for the office, based on the accusations and his angry reaction to them.
I have a degree in religion, spent a year studying at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary and was the pastor of two churches, yet I’m having a hard time identifying anything resembling a “moral moment” in slandering someone with unprovable and undisprovable charges and denying him the presumption of innocence, then declaring that it doesn’t even matter whether he’s guilty or innocent, he’s guilty because he got upset at seeing his reputation smeared and his family threatened.
Now, I know a lot of people, when the question of morality comes up, start whining if you bring up the Christian Bible. Atheists often insist that you don’t have to be a Christian to be moral, and point to ancient Greek and Roman philosophers to justify that they have moral codes. Okay, let’s play on their sandlot:
At the link is a must-read article by Roger Kimball at PJ Media, laying out the entire desperate smear campaign against Kavanaugh, the deliberate incitement of a mindless mob frenzy by such self-proclaimed “moral” consciences of society as Cory Booker, and how it doesn’t even matter to them that the charges are collapsing before our eyes, all that matters is blocking his nomination.
As Kimbell aptly puts it, having slung mud all over the man, they now claim he’s too dirty to hold the office and we need someone cleaner – so they can sling mud all over the next nominee, who, like Kavanaugh, will be guilty of the only sin that matters: being nominated by Donald Trump, whom they hate with the heat of a thousand suns for beating them in an election.
This is the quote that Booker and all his reprehensible cohorts should be forced to memorize (and it’s not from the Bible, so the atheists can’t file a lawsuit.) It’s by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, born over three centuries before Jesus Christ:
“We praise a man who feels anger on the right grounds and against the right persons, and also in the right manner and at the right moment and for the right length of time.” Aristotle notes that those who do not get angry at things it is right to be angry at “are considered foolish.”
Brett Kavanaugh expressed anger for a couple of hours in a Senate hearing after his reputation had been smeared before the entire world with no evidence and his family threatened. I think anyone would be foolish not to be angry at that, and I believe that if Cory Booker were accused of the same scurrilous things in the same way, he would be bouncing off the walls with rage and justifiably so.
The moral standards that today’s Democratic leaders and all the Soros-funded mobs are trying to overthrow are so basic and immutable that they have been articulated since even before the time of Christ. Let’s not allow November of 2018 to mark the moment when America empowers those who want us to abandon them.