This week in facts liberals hate most
Supreme Court nomination
Even before President Trump announced his lifetime position pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats were declaring their hatred. Trump’s legacy will last far beyond his time in office with the opportunity to select two appointees in just 18 months at the White House. Pending confirmation, Kavanaugh will replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “Other than matters of war and peace, this is the most important decision a president can make,” Trump stated from the East Room of the White House tonight.
The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh comes after a selection process marked by a historic degree of transparency, including the President’s public disclosure of a list of 25 highly qualified potential nominees to the Supreme Court.
Brett Kavanaugh has served for over a decade as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit—referred to as the “Second Highest Court in the Land”—building a first-rate judicial record and reputation.
“Judge Kavanaugh is a brilliant jurist with impeccable legal credentials and a clear, effective writing style,” a White House annoucement stated. “He is universally respected for his intellect, persuasiveness, and ability to build consensus. He understands that the role of a judge is to faithfully interpret the law, not to legislate from the bench. His authoritative legal opinions are known to shape the law and are often cited by judges around the country.”
“Alongside his long career of public service, he is a youth basketball coach, a church volunteer, a family man, and a mentor in local schools. His mother, Maryland Circuit Court Judge Martha Kavanaugh, blazed a trail for women in the legal profession. He and his wife Ashley have two school-aged children.”
“The judge’s job is to interpret the law, not to make the law or make policy,” Judge Kavanaugh once wrote. “So read the words of the statute as written. Read the text of the Constitution as written, mindful of history and tradition. Don’t make up new constitutional rights that are not in the text of the Constitution. Don’t shy away from enforcing constitutional rights that are in the text of the Constitution.”
Hispanics better off with Trump than Obama
“For the second time in two weeks, a new national survey has found that most Americans — and especially Hispanics — feel that they are better off under President Trump than they were under former President Obama,” Paul Bedard writes in the Washington Examiner. The Emerson College survey found “that 42 percent feel better off, compared to 26 percent who feel worse off.”
800 steel jobs return to U.S.
In the Chicago Tribune, Samantha Bomkamp reports that in Granite City, Illinois, a steel plant has been restarted thanks to President Trump’s tariffs. “Nearly half of the returning 800 U.S. Steel jobs will be filled with employees who were laid off in 2015 when the plant was idled,” she writes.
Ben Carson’s EnVision Centers
In The Daily Wire, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson outlines his plan for creating “EnVision Centers,” which would provide an innovative new approach to government assistance. “EnVision Centers are specifically designed to help households achieve self-sufficiency through economic empowerment, educational advancement, character and leadership development, and health and wellness training,” Secretary Carson says.
Nikki Haley takes on United Nations Waste
“It is patently ridiculous for the U.N. to spend its scarce resources — more of which come from the United States than from any other country — studying poverty in the wealthiest country in the world, a country where the vast majority is not in poverty, and where public and private-sector social safety nets are firmly in place to help those who are,” writes U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley in National Review.