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Current U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield got it wrong again.
Just as he was “disappointed” in moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, his response was almost verbatim and parroted by other liberal Democrat responses to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and confirmation. Furthermore, he isn’t representing the disdain North Carolinians felt about how the Democrats treated a good and qualified man for the highest court in the nation!
I agree with Butterfield — now is the time for our nation to rise above ideology and to protect the rights of all Americans. However, Democrats are the ones who showed their true hypocritical colors that they no longer care about Americans’ rights of being innocent until proven guilty and are willing to smear a man based upon an uncorroborated allegations from his formative teenage years for ideological gain!
If the only blemish on a person’s entire stellar life and career comes down to an event at an alleged teenage drinking pool party, then I know of no one in my lifetime circle of friends who is guiltless. These are the years when our teenagers learn what is right from wrong. The process is preparing them for adulthood and they should be given grace.
Also, if an adult is so damaged by a moment in her teenage years, it seems likely she would remember where it was, when it was, who she was with and how she got to/from the event. Other facts are emerging — e.g. UNC promiscuousness, polygraph training via CIA, vacation travel, redacted psychiatrist records — about Dr. Ford that more than discredit her testimony under oath.
Don’t get me wrong, I know of way too may people who have been rape victims and they have been damaged and should always be heard and understood, with perpetrators ultimately facing justice. Dr. Ford gave a compelling performance and I believe something happened to her. However, in today’s #MeToo movement, have we become so hypersensitive that our ideological beliefs will blind us to believe an uncorroborated allegation about an otherwise unblemished male made by a person coerced and used by the Democratic Party to serve its delay, obstruct and terrorize agenda?
As such, these allegations don’t pass the “more likely than not” rule of thumb for non-court cases.
Every North Carolinian understands the basic principle of being innocent until proven guilty and G.K. Butterfield, as an out-of-touch career politician, should know better having been a judge himself. As eloquently stated by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, “I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court.”
Justice Kavanaugh’s 12-year record on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, more than 300 opinions, his many speeches and law review articles make him well-qualified for this position. Furthermore, he understands more than anyone the seriousness of perjury, so North Carolinians show grace when a man displays any negative “disposition” when protecting his and his family’s name against false allegations.
I wonder how Butterfield acted and felt about the many uncorroborated allegations about him?
Roger W. Allison, a Durham businessman, is the Republican candidate for U.S. House in the 1st Congressional District.