What to make of the Judge Brett Kavanaugh main attraction as other, far more important and relevant news goes wanting?
Nothing. It should be tuned out. From my perspective the Supreme Court is a destructive force poised against a Constitution it is supposedly sworn to uphold.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, somehow touted as a libertarian choice to counterbalance an activist Supreme Court, is also an enemy of the Bill of Rights.
Kavanaugh is not another Gorsuch—not even close. Disappointing pick, particularly with respect to his #4thAmendment record. Future decisions on the constitutionality of government surveillance of Americans will be huge. We can’t afford a rubber stamp for the executive branch.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) July 10, 2018
As a federal circuit judge, he ruled against the Fourth Amendment in favor of the surveillance state. He opined the amendment only applies to unreasonable searches and for the judge the behavior of the surveillance state and its corporate tentacles is entirely reasonable.
“Government’s program for bulk collection of telephony metadata serves a critically important special need—preventing terrorist attacks on the United States. In my view, that critical national security need outweighs the impact on privacy occasioned by this program,” he argued.
In other words, the fake exigency of endless war engineered by the national security state—specifically to dilute our natural rights and feed a ravenous death merchant complex—is of far more importance than what is written on that faded parchment.
This idea that the state has an exclusive right to steal your most private and sensitive data and possibly use it against you is supported by other supposed originalists, including the failed Court nominee Judge Robert Bork.
My issue with Kavanaugh is not his supposed sexual dalliance. It is his view that the state and its spooks are above the Constitution and the rule of law. He supports new and improved writs of assistance, the excuse the British used during the Colonial era to raid homes, confiscate firearms, and search for what it deemed subversive writings and publications.
We are being led down a path to a predetermined destination—a police state panopticon and endless war against phantom enemies—while a “crazytown” circus roils on either side, fuming with accusations of sexual misconduct, lewd corporate media stories about Kavanaugh and his genitals, and partisan nonsense of little to no relevance to the American people.