The following are the personal verbatim comments made by Michael “Vass” Vasquez, on Facebook in reference to the on-going political efforts to delay or dismantle the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh:
It is a sad day for America when a sitting Senator is willing to invalidate the Rights of an American simply because that Democrat does not like the political view an American holds.
Senator Hiromo, who has previously and publicly stated that she believes men should have no voice and should be silenced (Washington Post 9/19/18) when expressing a view (in this case defense of accusations), publicly stated (FreeBeacon and CNN 9/23/18)
“I put his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases. As I said, his credibility is already very questionable in my mind and in the minds of a lot of my fellow Judiciary Committee members, the Democrats. When I say that he is very outcome driven, he has an ideological agenda, very outcome driven, and I could sit here and talk to you about some of the cases that exemplifies his ability to be fair.”
Thus, because Sen. Hirono prefers an accusation that furthers her political ideology, she is willing to eliminate the legal precedent and cornerstone of justice in the nation. Who else would she deny fundamental civil rights to, religions she doesn’t like, races she doesn’t like, ethnicities she does like?
The result is what the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board called,
“…the new American standard of due process will be the presumption of guilt.”
The bias is clearly political, as the rights and voice of Keith Elllison are not equally sharing in the denial and obstruction Sen. Hirono would impose. She was similarly willing to extend an olive branch to disgraced former Sen. Al Franken in November 2017 (TheHill 11/21/17). And such political imbalance in justice and skewed views of sexual assault go back as far as 1992 (National Review 9/23/18).
Also troubling is that such comments and the direction from some elected Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters, are leading to actions that in NYS would be the chargeable crime of Menacing (New York Penal Law Section 120.15) – as has now happened to Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife on 9/24/18. That is elevating the problem from words and denial of rights to actions actively violating Rights.
Thus we are left with an important thing to consider. IF some elected officials are willing, and actively seeking, to invalidate fundamental Rights and subvert the legal system on the basis of political preference, THEN what American is safe from being a victim of such denial of Rights and perverted justice? Today it’s a Conservative, tomorrow it could be a Liberal, or a Democrat, or a woman, or Hispanic, or Black, or Jew or Christian.
Sen. Hirono, along with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and many other elected Democrats, are trying to lead the nation down a path that will destroy Rights and freedoms as we know them. No matter the justification for such arbitrary medieval declarations of guilt, the destination of this path has always historically led to a dark place that America used to fight against.
In a world of accusations in lieu of substantive proof or legal action, everyone is negatively impacted. Sketchy claims from several decades in the past, without any shred of proof or confirmation, only raises the burden and social view of true victims of sexual assault. News media political bias, in publishing stories that are so vague that several will reject it outright, is political activism at the expense of our Rights.
As reported by the Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/24/breaking-down-new-brett-kavanaugh-sexual-misconduct-allegation/?utm_term=.9c946b5a2a11,
“The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge. Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.”
Victims of sexual assault need to be supported. Sexual predators need to be punished. Neither of those 2 statements are political, and never should be. Because once it becomes political in motivation it becomes an abuse of power and a corruption of the efforts to help victims.
Some say we should have belief without question – which is by definition faith. Not in a religious higher power but a political faction. History has shown that such faith in political power always is harmful. Especially when such political based faith is biased – lest we forget, this same faith is not being applied to Keith Ellison, where sexual abuse claims are recent and backed by proof such as 911 calls.
My concern is not about Justice Kavanaugh. It’s not about the SCOTUS confirmation vote. It’s about the quickly becoming real future where media backed questionable accusation supplants the rule of law and credible proof. My concern is when this political faith is applied to the average citizen, or illegal alien, and denies them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Have no doubt, if this continues as it is shaping up to do, that will happen – and it will happen to you.
The consequences of this current political circus is troubling. It has no winners, no matter the outcome. And it was avoidable, because all that needed to be done was asking questions before it was the political “kitchen sink” defense in protecting the political ambition of one political Party.
Take away the emotion that is being hyped at this time. Take away the media-backed and political preferences being exploited in social media. What we are left with is a perversion of the cornerstone of our legal system – innocent until guilty, with substance over accusation. If we lose that, more than we already have, we all lose in a way we can never fix.