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Kavanaugh’s Trial: Call Out Your Own Team

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Brett Kavanaugh has been under scrutiny for alleged sexual assault for two weeks. Most conversations spring between, “He’s a horrible person” and “She’s a liar!” People are demanding that we believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. People are demanding that we call our senators and demand they confirm Kavanaugh.

We should just let the Senate hearing continue, and delay the nomination until any question about the character of a man vying for one of the most powerful positions in the United States government (Justice of The Supreme Court) is cleared up.

Brett Kavanaugh is, (breaking news) a Republican, and most of his vocal defenders are Republicans. His primary accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, is a Democrat, and her supporters are Democrats. Both sides are quick to point out that the people on the other side of the aisle “need to call out their own team,” but that’s really easy to say when you’re not on that other team.

My main problem with it is that everyone sees everyone else’s moral shortcomings, but are completely blind to their own. This pattern keeps repeating itself.

What I propose is simple.

Democrats: Call out your own team if they make a mistake or lie. Republicans: Call out your own team if they make a mistake or lie. Don’t wait for the other guy to do it, just do it yourself.

I know plenty of people have written an article like this one, but most of them are targeted at a specific party, which slants towards “Liberals, admit Hillary was bad!” or “Republicans, admit Trump is a descendant of evil!” That just runs into the issue I brought up earlier, it’s easier to call people out from the other team.

So, baby steps.

Look at what your party and your representatives have done, and judge for yourself: Was it a good thing, or not? If you think it’s bad, call it out. You’ll get some guys from the other team piling on, but that’s a necessary sacrifice to restore the ability to come to the negotiating table, to see the truth.

We’re all Americans. Let’s remember the freedoms we have and the liberties we don’t.

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