The truth about politics will set America free

By Roger Caldwell 

Special to the Outlook

As President Trump appoints his second Supreme Court nominee in less than two years since he was elected, he will personally determine the ideology and direction of the country for decades. Elections have consequences, and since fifty to sixty percent of Americans didn’t vote, it is too late to complain once the results are in.

On a local level, most Americans don’t know who their representative is on a city or county level, and they don’t know who their representative is on a statewide level. Most Americans are overwhelmed when it comes to politics because making a living is a full-time job.

Americans work to take care of their families, attend church and/or party. Most residents do not put politics on the agenda because it would take time to carve out additional time when there is not enough time already.

Most people who are engaged in politics started young with their parents and ancestors, and politics is discussed around the kitchen table, or someone in the family has held a political office.

Others have gotten involved when they went off to college, and some have gotten involved after retirement. But politics takes time and the majority of residents in America doesn’t have time and have no idea who is running for office. 

As Democrats start a campaign to block Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, something is fundamentally wrong with his choice, and it starts with the truth. Kavanaugh is an ultraconservative and many of the policies enacted by President Obama will be repealed if he is appointed to the Supreme Court.

“Here’s what we know about Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court: 1. He won’t protect a woman’s right to choose, 2. He won’t defend our right to the Affordable Care Act, and 3. He thinks the president is above the law,” says Sheryl Stolberg of The New York Times.

Instead of working to improve the quality of life for all Americans, conservatives would work to dismantle the affordable care act, and make it harder and more expensive for poor and middle-class residents to get health care. This makes no sense, and Kavanaugh was also on the legal team to stop the Florida recount, and secured George W. Bush the presidency.

According to Trump, Kavanaugh was introduced to the country as one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time, or maybe he has been appointed to the Supreme Court because he knows how to play the game. He is on record stating that a sitting president should not be subject to criminal investigation while in office. It is obvious that he will protect Trump, and he is one of the good old boys.

With the appointment of Kavanaugh, the rule of law is being thrown out the window, and corruption is okay as long as Trump is in office. Instead of supporting the Mueller investigation, Kavanaugh is telling Trump and other Republicans that he has got the president’s back.

 It does not matter that the president is being investigated for collusion and obstruction of justice, and he may be impeached.

Last week, Rod Rosenstein announced Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian military officials for hacking the DNC campaign office. This indictment proves that Mueller’s investigation is not a witch-hunt, and Russians did in fact hack the 2016 election, and the question is who helped them get the stolen information and material?

There are nine different Trump associates who have been indicted with a number of charges, and pleading guilty of lying appears to be the major infraction. As the big shoe continues to drop, the master of lying, our president, appears to be in the center of the mess.

The truth will set America free, but how long will we have to wait?

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