Why Kavanaugh is Dangerous

Why Kavanaugh is Dangerous September 4, 2018

I don’t like calling anyone dangerous but a Supreme Court justice who threatens our civil rights instead of championing them is just that.

Kavanaugh at hearing Tasos Katopodis/EPA via Shutterstock

Today Brett Kavanaugh takes his seat before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the American people to tell us how he would serve on the Supreme Court. He has already told us he thinks the President shouldn’t face questioning or criminal charges while in office and he has already made it clear that he does not seek to defend voting rights.

That is why Kavanaugh would be dangerous to democracy. Can you join me and hundreds of others of faith leaders to tell the Senate to reject his nomination? Together we are powerful and are able to stop this.

With the range of allegations against President Trump – including his recent implication as an unindicted co-conspirator in crimes impacting the 2016 election – we can’t let him select a judge that will rule on his case. That is completely unfair.

Our courts must defend democracy by holding our elected officials accountable. That is why we must oppose Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination – and why the Senate should not vote to confirm him.

I believe in a God of justice. Not one who prefers the rights of the wealthy and the powerful but who hears the cry of the poor and the marginalized. In the Hebrew Bible, Amos longs for a day when justice will roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream. We need to ask if President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, will hasten this day or pervert justice by ruling with the powerful and privileged.

America deserves a Supreme Court that will rule with justice and fairness. Not one which will limit our ability to select our leaders and enable them in their corruption and double-dealing.

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