Winston Churchill stated, “A nation that forgets its past has no future.” With that in mind, I’d want to review three important documents that played a part in the march of liberty through the years and consequently, had a major impact on the founding of our nation.
Nathan Smith, New Generation Voters
October 8, 2018
Just last week, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the nation’s highest court. Unfortunately, it is impossible to quickly move on from the tumultuous hearings. The confirmation process for a Supreme Court Justice has always been stressful, extensive, and thorough, but this has changed the process forever. Partisan squabbling has reached new heights in Washington D.C., providing a distraction from the more pressing tasks at hand. The Democratic Party was out to exact political revenge for the Merrick Garland nomination and to resist President Trump. The allegations from Dr. Ford and others were just a convenient method to delay and stall Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Throughout this “series” of figures within major denominations who fought for colonial freedom, we’ve seen the evidence of deep patriotism through many a person’s actions. Whether they were Baptist, Quaker, or Presbyterian, all of the colonists examined sacrificed some, if not all, ties or possessions for the cause of independence. But perhaps those patriots of the Anglican Church gave up the most.
By Nathan Smith, New Generation Voters
It has been over two years since former President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He would have taken on the massive responsibility of replacing Justice Antonin Scalia. The Republican-controlled Senate, led by Mitch McConnell, stalled, complained, and fought the president when the nomination was announced. The Republicans believed that it would be improper to vote on a Supreme Court nominee in an election year. Historically, this situation had come up during the Reagan administration, where a Democratic-controlled Senate confirmed Anthony Kennedy in an election year. Despite the efforts of certain Republican Senators, McConnell won out, allowing the nomination to expire by the end of the 114th Congress in January 2017.