Democrats Embrace Frontier ‘Justice’


The Brett Kavanaugh case is a study in the application of justice. There are two people with different stories with no evidence to examine and weigh. It’s one person’s word against another’s word based on events that may or may not have happened nearly 40 years ago.

What’s obscuring the issue is politics. The goal of the Democrats has been to scuttle the appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Opposition to his nomination was on the record by the vast majority of Democrats even before he testified.

Even if there were unimpeachable exculpatory evidence that Judge Kavanaugh didn’t do what he is accused of doing, these same Democrats will still vote against him. They see the accusation made by Christine Blasey Ford as their “trump card” to derail Kavanaugh’s entry to the court and Pres. Trump’s agenda that he promised to implement if he was elected.

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What is most distressing is the way the Democrats are dismantling the judicial process, declaring a man to be guilty until proven otherwise.

Pres Trump is right when he said:

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left-wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay. Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.

No matter who testifies, there will not be a definitive conclusion based on political considerations. It no longer matters what counts as evidence; it’s all about gaining the upper hand. Damn the evidence. Damn the law. Damn the man.

The following film reminds of the type of “justice” that is being meted out today.

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) is a grim, low-budget Western masterpiece from director William A. Wellman — based upon the famed novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark of the same name. Produced and written for the screen by Lamar Trotti, this is an intense, blunt, and downbeat examination of frontier ‘justice’ with simple characters that represent various philosophical stances, opinions, or attitudes. It is an authoritative indictment of angry mob rule and violence that lead to a brutal lynching of three suspicious outsiders — all innocent of the trumped-up charges….

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In this film, Henry Fonda plays a more passive individual when compared to his portrayal of Juror # 8 in a jury room in 12 Angry Men (1957). Although Fonda was given top billing in the film, he worked for scale, and his character role was underplayed within the ensemble cast. The film’s making was a labor of love for all involved, and Fonda helped to raise funding for it.

Other classic films about lynch mob justice include Fritz Lang’s Fury (1936) and They Won’t Forget (1937). This film also shares similarities with the Oscar-winning short western film La Rivière du hibou (1962, Fr.) — aka Incident at Owl Creek — its title, its lighting, and norish atmosphere, and its nihilistic theme about the wrongful hanging of an innocent man. (Film Site)

You can watch the entire film for free here.

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