In the spirit of current events and the new precedent being set, I feel it's only right I should come clean and empty out my closet. Not only for the
sake of my future, but also my children's, children's future. But before I do, I'm going to play Devil's advocate for a moment and take on what I
believe will be a pretty controversial perspective.
Now let's assume that Judge Kavanaugh did sexually assault Dr.Ford almost 4 decades ago while he was still a young & drunk teenager (think about that
for a second), is it really fair to use that against him today? Now I know most of you will think I'm crazy for even mentioning such a notion and will
bring up the fact that he's essentially applying for one of the most powerful seats in the world. But really, think about it. Is something you did 40
years ago an accurate assessment of who you are today? 30 years ago? 20 years ago? 10 years ago? last year? Very seldom are the actions from a wild
night of drinking 40 years ago (which is longer than I've been alive, for some perspective) indicative of who you'll become as an adult. I'm sure
there are some older folks here that can attest to that. I also believe Kavanaugh's long and seemingly untarnished career thereafter proves that as
well -- unless of course he does indeed turn out to be a serial gang rapist that somehow remained hidden this entire time. I will gladly eat crow with
a large side of salt if that is the case.
I think the point I'm trying to make is no one is perfect. No one. People live, people make mistakes, people learn and people grow. That's life. I do
wonder though, if the entire panel of senators were held to the same standard and forced to empty out their closets, would there still be anyone left
standing in the end that is qualified to judge another person?
Now before anyone tries to call me some sort of rapist sympathizer, know that I have no dog in this fight. Whether he makes it to the seat or not, has
absolutely no bearing on my life. I just wanted to approach this as honestly and objectively as possible, something I believe is missing in this
whirlwind of partisan politics.
Okay, so now with the boring stuff out of the way, lets get to the juicy stuff - my
closet. Well, if we were really doing that, we'd probably
be here all day. I will say though, I have never sexually assaulted anyone before, at least not without their consent. I will also say this, I became
the man I am today not because of the things I didn't do, but mostly because of the things I did do - most of which I will probably never do again.
Oh, and I picked the Mud-pit because I think I'm due for one. Plus, who likes censorship? (hey put down your hands lefties, it was rhetorical)
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