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By Kimberly Hagen
“Her very existence repudiates the left’s binary thinking about womanhood, that women have to deny what makes women different from men to achieve professionally. And that’s why they hate her.” – Joy Pullman
Justice Amy Coney Barrett is debunking all the leftist well spun narratives. She goes against everything the anti women coalition and what they stand for with her husband, 7 kids, and her unfaltering faith and her quickly advanced career. ABC poked holes into their well manicured doctrine as the lefts finely crafted web of lies began to unravel.
During their anti-women’s marches, some stand with signs saying, “I want to break glass ceilings!” Yet, when a woman is being considered for the highest court in the land, we begin to see the irony drip from their playbook. They can’t wrap their “open minds” about how Christianity isn’t something one can simply define. With all of its ambiguity and “rules” they would have to follow.
The hearings continued on about how a Justice Barrett would force us back to a time where women will be fearful of strong work force discrimination and the rights of women would be rolled back. Conclusions were drawn from a woman, who has four daughters, will somehow take the power out of the lawmakers hands into her own. Democrat leaders poked and prodded at ACB to see if she would crack under their hypotheticals and tiresome questioning over the Second Amendment, Affordable Care Act, and Roe v. Wade. Under the Code of Conduct for US Judges are included the ethical canons that apply to federal judges and provides guidance on their performance of official duties and engagement in a variety of activities. Barrett stated, “Judges can’t just wake up one day and say ‘I have an agenda. I like guns. I hate guns. I like abortion. I hate abortion.’ and walk in like a royal queen and impose their will on the world.” She said she’d “keep an open mind” on any case coming before the court.
As a self described originalist, like her mentor Justice Antonin Scalia, Senator Chris Coons claimed that she will follow suit to how he has ruled. “I hope that you aren’t suggesting that I don’t have my own mind,” Barrett said, “or that I couldn’t think independently or that I would just decide like, ‘Let me see what Justice Scalia has said about this in the past.’ ” I assure you I have my own mind.”
In a recent Vogue article, Michelle Ruiz writes, “white women voters are establishing themselves as maddeningly, confusingly . . . unsisterly.”
“It’s tempting, in light of all this, to want to give up on white women. But even if we see history for what it is and adjust our expectations accordingly, the fact remains that white women make up a voting bloc that is too massive to ignore or simply write off.”
The goal post of equality has moved from rights over our own body and equal pay to abortions on demand and free birth control. Without them, they will divert to some perverted idea of the Handmaids Tale and must stay submissive. They assume white Christian women go aimlessly into a voting booth, checking the red box like our patriarchal husbands who command over us (sarcasm insertion complete).
Since the beginning Satan has tried to drive a wedge between God and His creatures. Genesis 3:5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Satan deceived Eve by causing her to make her decision based on what she could see and not what her emotions and reason told her to be right, even when it was contrary to what God had already told her. Eve thought that if she and Adam ate the fruit they would gain infinite wisdom and live forever.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide you a way out so that you can stand up under it.”
For Christ to accomplish God’s will, he had to face Satan and prevail. In Matthew 4, Christ is presented as one who served faithfully regardless of opposition. Showing temptation doesn’t mean to succumb to failure. It should be an encouragement to all that find themselves as pawns in Satans clever underhanded plans.
Just like the wedge of the enemy the unsuccessful attempts to make ACB one of their own was a devastating blow to feminists everywhere. It should be no surprise to the left that in fact not only do Christian women have their own minds but they can also choose to be mothers and doctors; teachers and scientist; lawyers and even a Supreme Court Justice. That we can choose to show our large families love and stand firm in a boardroom. It is a loud cry for Christian woman to stand true to who you are. Do not let anyone create a narrative other than the one God has written for you and your life.
In a 52-48 vote Amy Coney Barrett was elected as the next Supreme Court Justice replacing the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Yay! Okay, moving on. I wanted to speak on Ecclesiastes 3:7, “a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;.” Amy Coney Barrett represented real women of faith, motherhood, and leadership. Beyond all the madness a mom of seven children who successfully graduated from Notre Dame Law School, lawyer, judge, and now Supreme Court Justice is a testimony for the ages. Why? Because she actually cared about her family while working and upheld her faith despite it being a central point of anguish in the eyes of the radicalized left. ACB reminds us that you cannot offend anyone if you are already deemed offensive. Therefore, speak up or forever hold your peace.
This victory is bound to be short lived regardless of who wins the coming election. Radicals will continue to protest and burn; deride and maim all they deem offensive. Christians must prepare for the coming persecution. Even if Donald Trump wins, he is only one man. Our federal government has reached beyond its limits. Corporations and special interests parade the capital. Globalism is shifting power and authority into elites who go unaccountable. Time moves onward while D.C. is slowly eclipsed by a paradigm shift not yet complete.
Whatever was once “the way of life” now stands at the precipice of an elite who simply do not give a damn. Beyond politics is a world now facing environmental disaster. Climate change falls in line with the ravaging of resources, pollution of water sources, declining ecosystems, and animal/plant extinction. Mark my words, no one man nor nation can withstand the coming tide.
Humanity is incapable of seeing once faltered political eyes settle in. Plato, it is surmised, wrote the Seventh Letter (my favorite letter) where he is describing events in Sicily. He becomes distraught by the corruption writing:
When, therefore, I considered all this, and the type of men who were administering the affairs of State, with their laws too and their customs, the more I considered them and the more I advanced in years myself, the more difficult appeared to me the task of managing affairs of State rightly. For it was impossible to take action without friends and trusty companions; and these it was not easy to find ready to hand, since our State was no longer managed according to the principles and institutions of our forefathers; while to acquire other new friends with any facility was a thing impossible. Moreover, both the written laws and the customs were being corrupted, and that with surprising rapidity. Consequently, although at first I was filled with an ardent desire to engage in public affairs, when I considered all this and saw how things were shifting about anyhow in all directions, I finally became dizzy; and although I continued to consider by what means some betterment could be brought about not only in these matters but also in the government as a whole, [326a] yet as regards political action I kept constantly waiting for an opportune moment; until, finally, looking at all the States which now exist, I perceived that one and all they are badly governed; for the state of their laws is such as to be almost incurable without some marvelous overhauling and good-luck to boot. So in my praise of the right philosophy I was compelled to declare that by it one is enabled to discern all forms of justice both political and individual. Wherefore the classes of mankind (I said) will have no cessation from evils until either the class of those who are right and true philosophers attains political supremacy, or else the class of those who hold power in the States becomes, by some dispensation of Heaven, really philosophic.
A perfect description of the United States right about now. We need those philosophers or we too will face the similar fate, but this time it may be at a global cost.
Lord Hear Our Prayers.
(Wednesday October 14, 2020)
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C-SPAN. Amy Coney Barrett hearings are going on this week. Today marks the third day of the confirmation hearings. The whole process has turned into a circus by all standards. Clearly qualified Judge Barrett has handled everything with grace. If either political party wanted real hearings they would have welcomed Judge Robert Bork during his confirmation. Though Bork came off less pleasant on TV he was the most open and academic appointee the Senate had seen in decades. But perhaps the Senate does not care about honesty or openness from judges except when it meets their political gain? See: Amy Coney Barrett Hearings.
Niall Ferguson (Historian/Author). Ferguson wrote a poignant (sharp) and precise article on October 4 that requires reiterating. Titled, A Craving for Normalcy Spells the End of a Populist Presidency, the article parallels the race between Warren G. Harding (R) and James M. Cox (D) after Woodrow Wilson was nearing his second term as President of the United States incapacitated and no longer physically fit to be President by October 1919 and his wife Edith Wilson ran the nation. Harding called for a return to normalcy during the election and won by a landslide. Now Ferguson foresees a similar outcome between Trump (R) and Biden (D) with Biden coming out on top. However, Ferguson lists nine reasons why Trump may still win, however unlikely, a list that includes concerns over Black Lives Matter, Amy Coney Barrett, and others. See Article Here: A Craving for Normalcy Spells the End of a Populist Presidency
The New Criterion. Roger Kimball (Editor/Publisher) presents the October Issue and does so with such prose that I wanted to included his podcast here today. Without missing a beat the TNC October Issue, “Ideas have consequences,” covers the absurdities of the radical left that now threaten to dismantle Western Civilization forever. Kimball points his readers to the Allen C. Guelzo and James Hankins essay, Of, by & for the freedmen. Take a listen and take a read: Roger Kimball introduces the October issue.
This Is An Endorsement
We know — we know — that the Democrats will stop at nothing to have their way with the Supreme Court. We know it because of what they did to Kavanaugh. I remember not having the least interest in Kavanaugh’s nomination — he struck me as just another College Republican type — until I saw what the Democrats tried to do to him. Emotionally, this connects. This is what the left does to conservatives, or to anyone not on side, at institutions they control. So the idea that a quick Trump SCOTUS nomination would be unfair to Democrats goes nowhere with me.
Here at Truth In Focus we have personally decided to publicly support Amy Coney Barrett as America’s next Conservative female Supreme Court Justice. Now is the time to stand up to the radicals who threaten to terrorize, riot, burn, and destroy if they do not get their way.
Threats of this nature are simply undemocratic; a form of mob tyranny amassed by wild Marxists whose idea of freedom requires everyone that they disagree with to either keep their mouth shut or face the consequences. Reza Aslan: We. Won’t. Back. Down.
Today’s support for Amy Coney Barrett is not a call of support for President Donald J. Trump or the Republican Party. This is a legitimate judicial pick whose jurisprudence avails Conservative legal standards.
She avows to protect the Constitutional sanctity of life, the second amendment, religious liberty, private property, and other constitutional protections through an originalist understanding required of all dutiful conservative interpreters of the Constitution.
Does that mean her track record is flawless? Never. She is a human-being like the rest of us who are susceptible to making poor decisions but her qualifications and her character speaks for itself. A case bound to be controversial was her decision in EEOC v. AutoZone where she sided with the majority to deny a petition for rehearing a case considering the following question under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
Does a business’s policy of segregating employees and intentionally assigning members of different races to different stores “tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities” on the basis of race?
A process known as “steering” the case will be an open sore considering racial tensions. If selected, it will be good for 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Barrett to address this issue openly for the sake of judicial clarity. Granted there is plenty of room by which to legally interpret this case without being unfairly categorized as “pro-discrimination.”
Links below include her background, judicial decisions, and more:
- The Federalist Society: Hon. Amy Coney Barrett
- Politico: What you need to know about Amy Coney Barrett
- SCOTUSBlog: Potential nominee profile: Amy Coney Barrett
- Ballotpedia: Amy Coney Barrett
- National Review: Judicial Winning: Amy Coney Barrett
- Alliance For Justice (Oppositional): Amy Coney Barrett
The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues that people have fought for years in this country, Feinstein said to Barrett.
Note: Last edited September 21, 2020. Some new additions were put in for clarification.