I honestly did not plan on listening to the Kavanaugh hearing today. I thought to myself, “I don’t know if I am that interested in politics right now,” and “it is probably just going to make me mad anyways.”
Well I was wrong about both thoughts. First, I realized just how interested in Politics I am (especially when at times I say that I am not) and Second, that I was not mad.
I was infuriated.
This whole trial is out of control. I strongly agree with Senator Lindsey Graham in his claims that the media and the Democrats that they are out of destroy this man’s life. This trial really bothered me for a couple reasons. First, where is the evidence that Kavanaugh actually did what his accuser says? I understand that she says that he groped her, and I do not doubt that she may believe it, but where is the hard proof? Many of the people that she says were witnesses at the party deny that there was a such a party, and if it did happen that Kavanaugh was not present; and thus not with her.
The thing that alarms me is that the media has gone absolutely wild with only claims. Not proof. Just claims. What kind of reporting is this? This man’s reputation has been totally destroyed in so many people’s eyes because of these claims. This is just wrong on the media’s part. What happened to the America where we looked at people as innocent until proven guilty?
I don’t see that America right now. In fact it sure looks the other way. And that is unbelievably scary.
And further, these claims are how old? 32 years ago? And they just surfaced as he was nominated to the Supreme Court? Not during all his other jobs that required background checks? I mean serious things can happen in high school that should not be overlooked, but give me a break here.
The evidence of what happened that night, if anything truly happened, is scant if even there at all. Further, it happened over thirty years ago and there are no other accusers of Kavanaugh at any other stages in his life. I am not saying bad behavior should be excused completely due to age, but let’s get real. Kids and Teenagers do dumb things that they may never ever do again in their adult lives. Shit, I was a loud-mouthed offensive piece of shit back in the day when I was in high school. I talked crap over the internet (and only the internet I might add, because I knew I could get away with being a prick since no one could punch me through my computer screen) but I realized that I was being a little rebellious asshole by the time I got through my first semester of college.
And that was my learning experience. Now, if I had decided to carry on my punk-ass behavior for years after and into my college and post-college adult life, that would definitely be something that an outside party could use to argue that I am not a very good person. But that is not who I am, and I let all my other life experiences and friends corroborate that than the few times I was a douchebag over the internet.
But what would happen if I ran for political office? Oh my God, my name would be dragged through the mud because I was truly at one point in my life a little shit. It was a short while, but I was so. And that would probably be enough to ruin my reputation.
And you know what? Most people have something somewhere in their past that they would rather keep secret. Is this what America is going to do now? Look and look and look until they find something bad, then magnify it to be the worst crime ever committed, and then ruin everyone’s reputation?
Senator Graham remarked that the way these hearings are going, all the good natured people that we should like to have represent us in Politics aren’t going to ever want to be any part of it. After all, who would want their reputations absolutely destroyed over exaggerations, ancient issues, or things that never may have even happened?
We will see how it all goes and find out if Kavanaugh makes it to the Supreme Court, but regardless what has happened to this man, this is just wrong. I am, and will forever be against sexual criminals and abhorrent behavior, but I am, and will forever be a supporter of that in America people are innocent until proven guilty, and not the other way around.
Allegations and claims are not enough. And further if bad things are true, they must be proportionately bad to merit the treatment they deserve. This woman not accused Kavanaugh of actually raping her, but that she was thinking he was going to rape her. Which he did not; even in her story if everything she says is true, which is also highly doubtful.
In the end it is a sad state for American politics, and I think Senator Graham hit the nail on the head. This is a sham.