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Michael Medved: The Real Basis for Anti-Kavanaugh Hysteria

Hysterical opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court isn’t based on the alleged sexual assault of a teenager in the distant past; it’s based on fears of judicial assault on the purported “right to abortion” in the near future.

The determination to defeat Kavanaugh stems from the misinformed idea that any revision in Roe v. Wade would render abortion illegal in every state of the union. In fact, even a full reversal of Roe v. Wade would give states more choice, not less: there is no chance that every abortion would become illegal, just as under Roe no state has made every abortion legal.

In the end, Americans can only come to terms with this complex issue by trusting the people of each state to make their own decisions through their elected legislatures.

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Hugh Hewitt: The New McCarthyism

Voting has begun in many places around the country. 

I believe a vote for any Democrat for any office is a tacit endorsement of the new McCarthyism directed at Judge Brett Kavanaugh in his ordeal before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It was classic McCarthyism—the use of a terrible crime proven in other circumstances to try and destroy an individual innocent of the charge. We know there are Weinsteins and Cosbys just as there were Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss when Tailgunner Joe McCarthy and Roy Cohn rampaged through the lives of innocent people in the ’50s. 

Now Diane Feinstein and Sheldon Whitehouse and Claire McCaskill and Joe Donnelly and 45 other Democrats have taken up the Roy Cohn mantle and the Joe McCarthy legacy.

Condemn it in the voting booth by refusing to vote for any Democrat for any office. 

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David Davenport: The U.S. Is Right to Oppose an ICC Investigation in Afghanistan

This is David Davenport of the Hoover Institution for

National security advisor John Bolton caused a stir by announcing that the U.S. would actively oppose an investigation by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court into criminal acts by Americans in Afghanistan.  Bolton said sanctions against members of the Court might be applied.

The fact is that, though the ICC was formed as a court, it is primarily a political body. Its independent prosecutor—a kind of Ken Starr or Robert Mueller with international reach—regularly makes political decisions about prosecuting war crimes and crimes against humanity. The court makes an extraordinary claim of jurisdiction over citizens of nations such as the U.S. that do not join the court.

American service members are asked to keep the peace around the world and, besides risking harm and death, they do not need to risk criminal prosecution by a political court.

Bolton’s move ought to be applauded.

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