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From the moment President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the supreme court back in July, Kavanaugh has always been a controversial pick. Compared to his predecessor, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a proud conservative known for working across the aisle, Kavanaugh has presented himself as a yes man for Trump whose values do not even completely reflect conservatism. Kavanaugh’s nomination reflected the many troubles with the Trump administration.

From staunch support for increased presidential power, hatred for government regulation, and harsh opposition to many past supreme court decisions, Kavanaugh is like a mirror to Trump’s antics. Democrats are scrambling to block Kavanaugh’s confirmation. With every day the confirmation is delayed comes new information about Kavanaugh’s sketchy and even illegal past. Yet with all the information comes even more defenders from the right pushing for his confirmation. The question of Kavanaugh’s confirmation should not be a matter of party rivalry though. The fact of the matter is Kavanaugh is a threat to the sanctity of the Supreme Court and an embarrassment to Republicans and their values.

While it is important to examine his past, his stances matter too. So putting aside his past for a minute, Kavanaugh’s policies reflect a dangerous view on American politics. Kavanaugh is a huge supporter for Presidential power; he has voiced a desire for a law banning the president from being persecuted and investigated which is a clear violation of rule of law. He supports the active spying on Americans and the destruction of net neutrality laws keeping the internet free and healthy. While his views do reflect some Republican viewpoints, his support for a powerful executive branch should worry even the staunchest republican.

Kavanaugh supports a completely literal view of laws, but when it comes to the federal government he seems to be much more lenient. During his time as an associate counsel in the white house, a group of Republican staffers stole information from a group of Democrats and shared it with Kavanaugh. He denied the accusations but recently private e-mails between him and the staffers showed that, despite his denial, it was clear he had received stolen information. His spotty legal record doesn’t end there, Kavanaugh was accused by two women of sexual assault during his time at Yale University. As these allegations get more and more extreme the Republicans must begin to reconsider their support for Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh is not a good nominee for the Supreme Court. There’s no sugarcoating his troubled past and dangerous views. If Trump means to give America and the conservative base in it a proper justice to last a lifetime, then he has failed to provide a proper candidate.

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Marco Rivero, Spotlight Reporter

Marco Rivero is a junior and spotlight writer for Metea Media. You can catch him obsessing over Smash Bros. and wallowing in the internet. His workaholism and ambition is only diminished by his lack of sleep from surfing Reddit all night. This is his first year in the paper.  

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14 Responses to “Brett Kavanaugh poses a threat to the Supreme Court”

  1. killian kenny on September 27th, 2018 9:05 am

    Conservative or liberal, this guy is a crap pick for our justice system. Donald Trump has so far been a poor president of the United States and has shown that he doesn’t care for what the majority of the population has to say. If we continue to let Trump have his way, we risk losing what made America great in the past: its heart and soul. I may be over dramatic in this situation, but it’s true; we have lost more of our allies than we have gained and our president takes responsibility for actions that he either had no hand in or was flat out never done (see hurricane Maria aftermath for an example). America is choking to death on its problems, and it has only gotten worse over the past couple years of the Trump presidency. He wants absolute power, and if we don’t actively stand in his way, then he will have it. Stopping his newest pick for the court should be our next course of action.

  2. Conor Mackay on September 27th, 2018 4:44 pm

    Ever heard of innocent until proven guilty? I remember that being a crucial part of the judicial system and is what made America great in the past. Today, Kavanaugh is being accused of sexual assault by a woman who can’t remember the day of the event, the year it happened, the house she was at, how she got there, or how she got out. So how does she truly know it was Brett Kavanaugh. I do believe that something truly terrible happened to Dr. Ford that night, but I have a hard time believing that it happened to be the man that is currently under fire by democrats to outnumber the democrats in the supreme court. Naturally, this article is filed under opinions, because that is all that is shared here. Not once did you account for Kavanaugh’s reputation as a human being, or his family, facing countless scrutiny by this lack-luster “investigation”. An allegation for a crime does not make you a bad candidate for a supreme court judge because you haven’t been charged with it. And sharing similar ideas of our known republican commander in chief doesn’t automatically condemn you to having “a dangerous view on american politics”. The bias of this article is unbelievable, and I just wish both sides of the argument would have been taken into account.

  3. Really dude on September 27th, 2018 9:48 pm

    Really Conor? You’re upset because an OPINIONS article is biased? Guess opinions can’t be biased anymore, huh?

  4. uwu on September 28th, 2018 10:58 am

    You can’t reply anymore? ‘ono’

  5. Conor Mackay on September 28th, 2018 12:06 pm

    I just feel like the only ideas ever being shared on this news outlet are purely liberal. It shouldn’t be catergorized as opinions, more like Metea’s rendition of CNN.

  6. America on September 28th, 2018 6:26 pm

    Conor, I completely agree with you. It’s disappointing to see how people are so taken in by a subject they don’t understand. All sides should’ve been taking it into account for this. The fact that someone can just accuse someone of something in their entire career is there for Roland is something that only occurs in a tolitarian regime. That’s just pathetic.

  7. balyeet on September 30th, 2018 4:27 pm

    Kavanaugh got his life ruined by a strong supporting democrat. There are so many people that have backed him up and her story has been mathematically proven wrong by how many people that have testified. He didn’t deserve it.

  8. Ben Shдругo on October 1st, 2018 8:18 am

    Fellas, this is not epic 🙁

  9. darkstripe on October 1st, 2018 9:01 am

    Guilty or not, the way Kavanaugh acted when testified is really unbusinesslike. The Supreme Court should be able to retain patience and pragmatism, and yet here he was flying off the handle and interrupting everyone.
    Besides that, think of it this way. You are looking for a person to take care of your dog while you are on vacation. They ave great credentials, but deep in the past they were accused of abusing their dog. You don’t know however if they abused their dog for certain, but it’s a possibility. Would you hire them?

  10. King Babdu on October 2nd, 2018 9:32 am

    Nice job Recruit.

  11. obunga on October 4th, 2018 11:20 am

    hey moon

  12. obunga on October 4th, 2018 11:20 am

    ima about to yeet you down sir with ligma

  13. Killian Kenny Lover on October 5th, 2018 7:38 am

    Thank you Killian. That was epic!

  14. Pinakin Kale on October 10th, 2018 5:02 pm

    This site is slowly turning into metea’s cnn to be honest

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