Brett M. Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn in early Saturday evening as the Supreme Courtâ€™s 114th justice, even as protesters chanted outside the court building across from the U.S. Capitol.
The Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh earlier Saturday by one of the narrowest margins in the institutionâ€™s history, as police stood guard and protestersâ€™ shouts of â€śshame, shameâ€ť echoed through the Senate chamber.
The 50-to-48 vote capped a brutal confirmation fight that underscored how deeply polarized the nation has become under President Trump, who has now successfully placed two justices on the nationâ€™s highest court, cementing a conservative majority....
Steve Denning wrote: While the Republican leadership celebrates the seating of Brett Kavanaugh as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts yesterday requested the Tenth Circuit to review more than twelve ethics complaints that have been made against Kavanaugh. The complaints concern Kavanaughâ€™s behavior at the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27....
excerpt from,"Chief Justice Roberts Requests Tenth Circuit To Investigate Kavanaugh Ethics Questions"
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Even if Brett Kavanaugh is found guilty of these charges, he still apparently can't kick him also Supreme Court, at least according to this interesting Forbes article.
UPS, I think there is already been http://tinyurl.com/gtbv58h (A Conservative Case for the Welfare State) made.
There are 320 million people in this country and it cannot be ran like it was in the 19th century.
I have so many times pointed out I have no use for dominionism, https://tinyurl.com/yd2k9jdj (Dominionism -- A Summary)âť—đź‘Ž
A lot of people including myself would not consider Trumpism, Christian.đź‘Ž https://tinyurl.com/yc8sj2v3 (Are evangelicals today more devoted to Trump and the Republicans than the gospel?)
Plain Old Tim wrote: Jim is going to have to reconfigure his face. Talking out of both sides of his mouth just isnâ€™t enough for him.
Indeed Jim advocates for Christians to support government run healthcare,, government dictating how businesses should work, and government welfare but against any political action by Christians and conservatives for the rights of unborn children and for any conservative cause. Alas, that is what liberals do. When did anyone she a Phil Johnson quote about not trusting in government when the cause was liberal?
It is indeed correct as Phil Johnson has stated that we must not trust in men, including politicians, to advance the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
However, Mr Lincoln does not always listen or read carefully enough to the sermons and writings of Phil Johnson and the pastor he works with, John MacArthur.
I have a downloaded video sermon of John MacArthur, preached in the church about 2 years ago in the wake of the infamous US Supreme Court Obergefell decision, legalising â€śgayâ€ť marriage throughout the USA.
It is called â€śWe Shall Not Bowâ€ť, and it is very clearly talking about this decision. Pastor MacArthur made it clear that both Roe v Wade, and Obergefell, were as bad as any terrorist outrage of Al Qaeda or ISIS, and these two terrorist style acts were carried out by the US Supreme Court!!!
I somehow think that Pastor MacArthur was very happy with the confirmation of US Supreme Court Justice Brett M Kavanaugh.
Great news, but I have to admit that I was uncertain about which way the three Republican wildcards would vote. I wondered whether or not they would base their vote on the facts, or on the protests in order to save face.
There is a concept, Jim, of the prevention of sin for the winner's sake. All those who are unrepentant and have no faith in the Lord Jesus Christ face judgment and damnation. If by preventing them from conducting more evil, perhaps we will have kept hell from being quite so hot for those poor souls who rejected the Gospel.
But my sense is that you could instead be bemoaning Christians standing in the way of your glorious vision of the new socialist republic.
Phil Johnson wrote: We need to remember that political clout has nothing whatsoever to do with spiritual power....In fact, what youâ€™ll see is that jockeying for political clout is one of the very strategies Jesus named as worldly methods that are not to characterize leadership in His kingdom. He said His kingdom is permanently set apart from every earthly dominion because Christâ€™s kingdom is advanced by humble service rather than through the kind of political strategies that depend on the exercise of human authority.
...Nothing in the past half century has done more damage to the evangelical cause than the notion that the best way for Christians to influence society is by wielding our collective political clout. If you think the most important answer to the ills of our society is a legislative remedy; if you imagine that political activism is the most effective way for the church to influence culture; or if you suppose the church is going to win the world for Christ by lobbying in the halls of Congress and by rallying Christians to vote for this or that type of legislationâ€”then both your trust and your priorities are misplaced.