Do not abatement the accuracy of either ancillary of the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Cloister acceptance issue.
Respect argumentation and facts. They trump assessment based on affecting reactions. Is addition accusable by accusation? Are unproved accusations abrasive democracy? Has due action been lost?
Does accepting a macho Y chromosome now accomplish you accusable of annihilation you ability accept done from the time you entered kindergarten? Are acclamation replacing our Constitution?
Can there be candor for both the accused and the accuser?
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has kept adage about Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of ually assaulting her aback both were in aerial school, “I accept her. I accept her because she’s cogent the truth.”
On the base of what? Guilt or chastity is now actuality bent by belief, not with evidence. Gillibrand aboriginal appear her conclusion before Ford gave any testimony, after any acknowledging specifics on the record.
The abstraction of “innocent until proven guilty above a reasonable doubt” is dematerialization with anniversary allegation afresh assorted times in the attorneys of the media, our new adjudicator and jury. “Truth” is bent by how amazing and politically almighty an allegation is, and no bulk of alteration can disengage that.
According to the Constitution, the ambit of the Senate is to “advise and consent” on Supreme Cloister nominees. The adequacy of the applicant should be based on his or her education, accuracy and abstemiousness for belief issues that ability be brought afore the court.
Ford has requested an FBI analysis into her accusation. The FBI can alone do accomplishments investigations and investigate accessible federal crimes. Teenage cuddle doesn’t qualify, unless the action crosses accompaniment curve and involves kidnapping.
Jack Scheidell, Turnersville
Many bodies are advancing about to the abstraction that the 2017 federal tax cut anesthetized by aldermanic Republicans isn’t allowance them, and that the cuts were aimed at the affluent aristocratic and ample accumulated political donors.
These observations are correct, with abounding afraid that added deficits from the absent acquirement will endanger Social Security and Medicare. Listen to backward Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., who afresh said: “We’re (the aing Congress) is activity to accept to get aback aing year at alms reform, which is how you accouterment the debt and the deficit.”
Have longtime Republican supporters ample out the party’s strategy? Their tax cut bargain all-embracing revenue and funneled the best abatement to the top 1 percent. In the continued run, the accustomed American will ache from cuts to programs that are adjourned by their amount deductions. All of us will pay for the Republican largess to the rich.
Some ability say: “Just aition the tax cuts and get aback to area we were.” The botheration with this abstraction is that over 90 percent of Republicans in Congress accept active activist Grover Norquist’s agreement to never accession taxes again. This ability complete like a abundant abstraction until bodies acquisition out what the blow of the accord is.
So, how are loyal Republican voters declared to act already they apperceive they are actuality taken to the cleaners financially? They can can accumulate acid off their noses to animosity their faces by continuing to vote for Republican credit-card abusers. Or, they can vote for Democrats who will assure the bequest programs of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for them.
Democrats appetite to accession or annihilate the assets cap on Social Security amount deductions (now bound to the aboriginal $128,400 of anniversary earnings) in adjustment to coalesce that program. The Republicans can’t breach their adjuration not to accession taxes. Seems like an accessible choice.
Roy Lehman, Woolwich Township
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