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    Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In As 114th Supreme Court Justice

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...firm-kavinaugh

    Update: The monthslong Kavanaugh confirmation saga has finally come to a close...he has been sworn in as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

    BREAKING: Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice in private ceremony at court
    — The Associated Press (@AP) October 6, 2018

    Photos from the private ceremony haven't been released, but Kavanaugh showed up for the ceremony carrying a keg in a humorous gesture that will no doubt further enrage the left.

    BREAKING:

    First photos of Kavanaugh showing up in on the Supreme Court to be sworn in.

    Just amazing. pic.twitter.com/siceA3rnIm
    — Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 6, 2018

    Though the White House did release a photo of Trump signing the commission appointing Kavanaugh to the Court.

    NBC: White House releases photo of President Trump signing the commission appointing Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/sfesorJEEE
    — Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 6, 2018

    As protesters swarmed the Supreme Court and the Capitol, Trump tweeted to say that the crowd outside the Supreme Court building was "tiny" with "maybe 200 people".

    The crowd in front of the U.S. Supreme Court is tiny, looks like about 200 people (& most are onlookers) - that wouldn’t even fill the first couple of rows of our Kansas Rally, or any of our Rallies for that matter! The Fake News Media tries to make it look sooo big, & it’s not!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2018

    Chiming in from Egypt, First Lady Melania Trump answered a few questions about Christine Blasey Ford Kavanaugh's confirmation, saying she thinks Kavanaugh is "highly qualified."...all while standing in front of the Sphinx.

    First Lady Melania Trump discusses Kavanaugh while on trip to Egypt: “I think he’s highly qualified for the Supreme Court. I’m glad Dr. Ford was heard, I’m glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard," adding “I am against any type of abuse or violence” pic.twitter.com/V0XwAYWqne
    — MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 6, 2018

    * * *

    The drama of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the US Supreme Court finally ended on Saturday afternoon, when without any last-minute surprises, the US Senate voted Kavanaugh to become the 114th Justice to the US Supreme Court in a major victory for both the Republican party and President Trump.

    Kavanaugh was confirmed as expected in a 50-48 vote, the narrowest margin for any justice since the 19th century.

    In a rare move, Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski was the only Republican senator to oppose Kavanaugh on Saturday, but she formally voted “present” to offset the absence of GOP Sen. Steve Daines who left Washington, D.C., on Friday to fly to Montana for his daughter’s wedding. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who is up for reelection in a state Trump won by more than 40 points in 2016, was the only Democratic senator to support Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    As The Hill reports, republicans used Manchin’s support to tout Kavanaugh’s nomination as “bipartisan,” but the razor-thin vote margin marks the closest successful Supreme Court vote since Stanley Matthews was confirmed in a 24-23 vote in 1881.

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    At least that Circus is over..

    Prepare for the increases in the Police State.
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    RBG next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    At least that Circus is over..

    Prepare for the increases in the Police State.

    Haven't you heard? According to many around here this is some sort of major victory for the cause of liberty. I'm sure we'll all feel a whole lot more free while languishing in some hellhole like Gitmo for our crimes against the state. Between waterboardings, of course.
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    Photos from the private ceremony haven't been released, but Kavanaugh showed up for the ceremony carrying a keg in a humorous gesture that will no doubt further enrage the left.
    That can't be true. It sounds like something from the onion. It would be awesome if he actually did that.

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    Angry

    Grasley & Kavanaugh head off to the swearing in keg party.

    Another passed out drunk like Ginsberg on the SCOTUS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    Grasley & Kavanaugh head off to the swearing in keg party.

    Another passed out drunk like Ginsberg on the SCOTUS.


    ROTFL! I'd +rep you if I could.
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    As pressure mounted on senators to vote for or against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, one progressive magazine editor indicated she wanted to make the rest of Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-Ariz.) life terrible if he voted in favor of the nominee.Annie Shields, who works as an editor at “The Nation” magazine, tweeted on Thursday that she was starting a Democratic Socialist group for people to continually harass Flake in public places.
    I am starting a National @DemSocialists working group to follow Jeff Flake around to every restaurant, cafe, store, etc he goes to for the rest of his life and yell at him. https://t.co/8ry6Tj7VUA
    — Annie Shields (@anastasiakeeley) October 4, 2018
    “I am starting a National @DemSocialists working group to follow Jeff Flake around to every restaurant, cafe, store, etc he goes to for the rest of his life and yell at him,” she tweeted.
    Her tweet was just the latest attempt to harass Flake, who notably delayed his vote on Kavanaugh after two women confronted him in an elevator.

    More at: https://ijr.com/nation-editor-harass...forming-group/
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    Liberty just died a bit more today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Collins View Post
    Liberty just died a bit more today
    Actually it is a little healthier than before Kennedy retired.
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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    I find myself torn between the implications had Kavanaugh not been confirmed, versus the reality that he has been sworn in.

    I suppose it doesn't really matter. No amount of the 10 of us b*tching at each other on Ron Paul forums would have had any effect on the outcome.

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    Can someone explain why Rand voted for him?
    There are no crimes against people.
    There are only crimes against the state.
    And the state will never, ever choose to hold accountable its agents, because a thing can not commit a crime against itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    Can someone explain why Rand voted for him?
    He probably thought it was more important to get a flawed conservative judge on now than a liberal judge later.

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    i would have voted for him if he would have passed a lie detector test , then we would have know who was telling the truth .

    i doubt if he would have passed , flake should have put that in his demands .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILUVRP View Post
    i would have voted for him if he would have passed a lie detector test , then we would have know who was telling the truth .

    i doubt if he would have passed , flake should have put that in his demands .
    Sociopaths have no trouble passing a lie-detector...

    Lawyers and government "authority" positions have a disproportionately high number of sociopaths in their midst...

    Whether or not this high-ranking government functionary is a sociopath remains to be seen, they are after all extremely adept at hiding their true nature...



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    Make no mistake, the Kavanaugh situation has not ended; it has only just begun. The last couple of years have shown us that when the left loses they double down, get angry and start trying to rally the mob. Kavanaugh and/or Senators who voted for his confirmation are going to be accosted in public. The idea that there's a rapist in the Supreme Court is going to be used as a propaganda tool against Republicans. Michael Avenatti probably isn't done trotting out the obvious liar Sweatneck, either. This show is still in early act three.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    Can someone explain why Rand voted for him?
    Randal posted why, way before the BS started.
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorRand...33336106719182

    After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have decided to support his nomination.
    No one will ever completely agree with a nominee (unless, of course, you are the nominee). Each nominee, however, must be judged on the totality of their views, character, and opinions.

    I have expressed my concern over Judge Kavanaugh’s record on warrantless bulk collection of data and how that might apply to very important privacy cases before the Supreme Court.

    In reviewing his record on other privacy cases like Jones, and through my conversation with him, I have hope that in light of the new precedent in Carpenter v. United States, Judge Kavanaugh will be more open to a Fourth Amendment that protects digital records and property.

    Of course, my vote is not a single-issue vote, and much of my reading and conversation has been in trying to figure out exactly how good Judge Kavanaugh will be on other issues before the Court.

    My conversation with Judge Kavanaugh reinforces my belief that he will evaluate cases before the Supreme Court from a textual and originalist point of view.
    I believe he will carefully adhere to the Constitution and will take his job to protect individual liberty seriously.

    On issues such as property rights and reining in the administrative state, Judge Kavanaugh has a strong record and showed a deep commitment during our meeting. His views on due process and mens rea show a thoughtful approach to the law and its applications. His views on war powers and separation of powers are encouraging.
    Finally, his strong defenses of the First and Second Amendments in landmark cases show someone who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo and will fight with backbone.

    Judge Kavanaugh will have my support and my vote to confirm him to the Supreme Court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    Can someone explain why Rand voted for him?
    Because he is weak and didn't want to take the heat for standing on principle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    Randal posted why, way before the BS started.
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorRand...33336106719182
    And that is patently absurd because there is zero way to hold a Justice accountable when confirmed. They can say whatever they like but there is no way to hold them to it. Looking at the guy's history it is obvious he doesn't care about the 4th Amendment. Kavanaugh is the swamp and the deep state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Collins View Post
    Because he is weak and didn't want to take the heat for standing on principle.
    ...Or because he didn't want to obliterate any political capital he might have had with the other Republicans in the Senate and the President himself. Going to the mat against Kavanaugh would be a bad strategic move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    It's not as if Kavanaugh was the only conservative judge in the country. Trump could have nominated someone else off of the list.
    I'm not defending Trump's nomination, I'm defending Rand choosing his battles. If he managed to stop the nomination, it is very possible his vote wouldn't matter on the next nominee, which could be from a Democrat administration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Collins View Post
    Because he is weak and didn't want to take the heat for standing on principle.
    you are truly unsufferable. Mike lee also voted yes. Ted Cruz also voted yes. That makes all the senators that this forum has supported since 2007 voted yes. Rand is standing on principle.
    I just want objectivity on this forum and will point out flawed sources or points of view at my leisure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    It's not as if Kavanaugh was the only conservative judge in the country. Trump could have nominated someone else off of the list.
    You would find something else to complain about because no one has such impeccable ideological purity like you.
    I just want objectivity on this forum and will point out flawed sources or points of view at my leisure.

    Quote Originally Posted by spudea on 04/20/16
    There won't be a contested convention
    Quote Originally Posted by spudea on 05/30/17
    The shooting of Gabrielle Gifford was blamed on putting a crosshair on a political map. I wonder what event we'll see justified with pictures like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Collins View Post
    Because he is weak and didn't want to take the heat for standing on principle.
    Spending political capital on standing for principles rather than advancing your principles and ideas is bad politics. I guess Rand Paul is a bad politician, which is not a bad thing in my eyes.

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    I have some problems with Kavanaugh, but if Lee and Paul supported him, then I can only reason that his appointment was a positive thing. Hell, he answers to nobody anymore; perhaps he'll surprise on the positive side.
    Last edited by specsaregood; 10-07-2018 at 10:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    It's not as if Kavanaugh was the only conservative judge in the country. Trump could have nominated someone else off of the list.
    Or gotten another list.

    The reality that there are worse judges does not really inspire confidence... as there are many better choices.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    I have some problems with Kavanaugh, but if Lee and Paul are supported him, then I can only reason that his appointment was a positive thing. Hell, he answers to nobody anymore; perhaps he'll surprise on the positive side.
    A Liberty Sleeper... nice thought.

    Like the current Clown in Chief,, I hope he does some good, even if accidentally.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Collins View Post
    And that is patently absurd because there is zero way to hold a Justice accountable when confirmed. They can say whatever they like but there is no way to hold them to it. Looking at the guy's history it is obvious he doesn't care about the 4th Amendment. Kavanaugh is the swamp and the deep state.
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