Lisa Hazelton, San Clemente
As a long time San Clemente resident and a native Californian; I am a lover of liberty and believe in the words of Abraham Lincoln, “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”
Deciding the next Supreme Court justice is not something our Senators should take lightly. It’s imperative that this role is filled by an individual who is qualified, unbiased, upholds the Constitution, and honors the separation of powers by letting Congress legislate.
President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next associate justice of the Supreme Court, and Judge Kavanaugh is clearly an excellent pick who is prepared to serve.
Kavanaugh’s more than 300 written opinions on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit as a federal judge demonstrate an exemplary record of being an articulate and thoughtful jurist who can build consensus. At home, he is a devoted father and husband who serves his church and community.
As citizens, we should urge U.S. Senators to quit playing politics and consider Brett Kavanaugh based on his merits. The Senate should act swiftly to confirm Kavanuagh to the Supreme Court.