The “We the People” system flaunts privilege and power with no remorse. Can equality exist in America? Our country’s history percolates and recirculates exposing old and new sores. I still believe Anita Hill. Twenty-seven years later, change masquerades as a symbol rejecting truth.
Before Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Senator Susan Collins’ defended her support for the controversial Supreme Court Justice. In a recent speech, Collins’ implied that Mr. Kavanaugh would be impartial and fair. From Collins’ October 5th announcement on the Senate floor (The New York Times): “…I asked the judge point blank whether he had made any commitments or pledges to anyone at the White House, to the Federalist Society, or to any outside group on how he would decide cases. He unequivocally assured me he had not…”
Are we not supposed to believe our eyes and ears?
On September 27th, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh made unique and bizarre claims to the Senate Judiciary Committee. From the Washington Examiner, Mr. Kavanaugh: “This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election. Fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons, and millions of dollars in money from outside, left-wing opposition groups…”
Politics employ gaslighting as an Olympic sport injected with rhetoric. Ignore what I say and do, believe my alternative reality. Will citizens acknowledge that tokens of bipartisanship are no more than crumbs of distractions? When a politician consistently votes with an extreme ideology, it’s time to believe the public record. According to FiveThirtyEight, Senator Collins has voted with President Trump 79.2% of the time.
Last year, Senator Al Franken resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations. Senator Susan Collins called for Mr. Franken to resign without a proper investigation. According to a November 16, 2017 Collins’ tweet: “Sexual harassment and assault have no place in any workplace. The reports involving Senator Franken are disturbing. His belated apology was certainly warranted.”
According to the preamble of the Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Let’s put the “we” back into America. November 6th is our chance and right to have a voice again. Vote!