His­tory will be kind to Ka­vanaugh

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - ARTHUR HORN East Wind­sor, New Jersey

Jus­tice Clarence Thomas called the sex­ual ha­rass­ment ac­cu­sa­tions against him “a high­tech lynch­ing” de­signed to keep a con­ser­va­tive black judge off the U.S. Supreme Court. Af­ter con­sid­er­able de­lib­er­a­tion, the Se­nate ap­proved his ap­point­ment. Many peo­ple said his rep­u­ta­tion was ru­ined. I dis­agree com­pletely. In my opin­ion, Jus­tice Thomas is among the great­est African-Amer­i­cans of the 20th cen­tury.

An­other great African-Amer­i­can with enor­mous tenac­ity was Gen. Ben­jamin O. Davis Sr., the first black Amer­i­can soldier to be el­e­vated to the rank of gen­eral. He moved for­ward de­spite the ob­sta­cles a seg­re­gated Army placed be­fore him. It was largely as a re­sult of his ef­forts and tenac­ity that Pres­i­dent Tru­man is­sued Ex­ec­u­tive Or­der 9981, end­ing seg­re­ga­tion in the U.S. armed forces. Davis’ ef­forts paid off hand­somely.

As­so­ciate Jus­tice Brett Ka­vanaugh also faced charges of sex­ual mis­con­duct. While his main ac­cuser seemed sin­cerely hurt by what she says hap­pened to her 36 years ago, she could not pro­duce ac­tual ev­i­dence that young Ka­vanaugh had been the per­pe­tra­tor. Much of what she said that would prove her point, in fact, con­tra­dicted her state­ments. Again, many peo­ple said Jus­tice Ka­vanaugh was to­tally de­stroyed. How­ever, again I dis­agree. His tenac­ity, as well as Pres­i­dent Trump’s con­tin­ued sup­port, gets my strong ap­proval. Amer­i­can ju­di­cial val­ues were up­held. Ev­i­dence mat­ters, cor­rob­o­rat­ing wit­nesses are im­por­tant and “in­no­cent un­til proven guilty” was re­spected by a ma­jor­ity of the Se­nate. I be­lieve an in­creas­ing num­ber of Amer­i­cans will come to this opin­ion in the next four weeks lead­ing up to the elec­tion and beyond.


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