Whether Kavanaugh is confirmed isn’t the significant issue facing us as a nation. We have a much more fundamental question to grapple with.
It’s not hyperbole to say this is a modern day Gettysburg. Lincoln rightly said we are a nation “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
The confirmation process is a battle of whether that ideal still holds true, or is a person’s basic dignity dependent on their ideology?
The confirmation process has not been one where the parties heeded Martin Luther King’s warning “We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.”
Are we still a nation that forgives? Are we still a nation that believes a person can change?
If we have lost that capability then we are not the country that Martin Luther King strove to achieve. Are we a nation that still believes in equality, or have become a nation where we are judged by the ideology we hold rather than the content of our character?