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 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Non-Fiction
  Posted: October 5, 2018      Views: 123

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"A Letter to Sen. Jeff Flake" by Lance Polin

Recording Editorial History 10/5/2018--a letter to Senator Jeff Flake on the eve of the full Senate vote on Judge Kavanaugh.
October 5, 2018


I sent this comment to Senator Jeff Flake (R. ARI) at around noon on October 5, 2018. We all hope for a voice of reason to come through the shrieking and shouting muck of whatever is the issue of the moment. Sometimes we find curious partners inside a sallow vision:


Sir:

I do not live in your state. As a matter of fact, I have never been to Arizona. I've heard that it's nice. I have a relative who retired there, I think. The idea of an Arizona sunset gives me a reflective moment of calm. But I am not calm.

I understand that you have no doubt been endlessly inundated with requests and demands and shouting and pleading and frustrated rage from the diverse range of people who want you to do something for them. It sounds like a noble and absolutely horrible job, being a Senator. I don't blame you for (at least temporarily) getting out.

But here's the thing (I realize is probably already long enough to be discarded unread): I hope you can look outside the legal questions and the near impossibility of proving an attempted crime 36 years later. I hope that you can see through a generally solid record as a competent professional and into the sour mix of partisan politics and outright bias. I pray that you can look beyond the carrion cry of the impostors who piled on with phony allegations after the serious one, and the devious, heartless political maneuvers of politicians being political. As I'm sure you know far better than me, not everyone in government has a conscience and seek only the power..

Personality matters. It doesn't matter how sarcastic someone might be in their personal life--how rude or sharp or nasty. Those are common personality traits that all of us see in one capacity or another every single day of our lives. But I would like you to think about personal bias as the rock upon which freedom must stand. Everyone is biased. Some people are only biased against people who know prejudice. But we all have our pet peeves and personal truths we are sometimes willing to impose onto others.

But that isn't the job of a judge--most certainly not of a United States Supreme Court Judge. A judge reckons with truth and justice and the American way like some court-appointed Superman. We depend on our judiciary to proclaim fairness. Equality. Liberty. Freedom. But when you have people with private, personal agendas that care little for the law and the sincerity of different viewpoints across the land, then you start to sink into tyranny. What happens when the Executive Branch, the Judiciary Branch and the Legislative Branch of a tripartite government becomes the toxin of political parties that John Adams warned us about at the dawn of our nation? This is an important question all citizens of a free democracy need to ask themselves. How free do we really want to be?

Thank you for reading this and I wish you the best with everything you ever decide to do in the future.

Lance Polin
(asphlex2@yahoo.com)

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I wrote this to the Senator on the day before the final vote for Brett Kavanaugh for US Supreme Court, after he voted to proceed to the final process.
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