The common term of raising the bar comes from pole vaulting where competitors continually raise the bar attempting to be the last successful person to clear the bar. The bar represents the high standard by which a person is allowed to continue their performance.
In the case of accusers against a Supreme Court Nominee the bar seems to have disintegrated. Unsubstantiated and uncorroborated allegations from 35 years ago are enough to command a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The lack of a preponderance of evidence was enough for Senators Feinstein, Leahy, Durbin, Whitehouse, Klobuchar, Coons, Blumenthal, Hirono, Booker and Harris to vote against passing the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the full Senate. It was also enough for Senator Flake to make conditional requirements for his Yes vote.
The Democratic Senators were apparently swayed by the emotional plea of the accuser rather than the evidence that was presented. Was there any? One of the many problems of evaluating “Truth” from memory is that the human brain is capable of creating memory or misinterpreting events in the physical world. Individual “truth” is subjective.
It is possible for the accuser and the defendant to both be telling the “truth” , as they understand it. That’s why proceedings rely on corroborating evidence to allow reasonable people to determine which is more likely to have occurred. It is not more likely that the events relayed by the accuser are the “truth” of events in the physical world.
As time goes by evidence will be manufactured because the problem with the Democrats is not that they don’t believe Judge Kavanaugh, the problem is they do not want a Judge that believes the Constitution of the United States is the framework and standard to which all laws in the country must adhere.
We are on the verge of obtaining Constitutional stability. Are we going to continue to see the erosion of the rule of law and the rise of mob rule? Contact your Senators and urge them to vote Yes for Kavanaugh.
Epilogue – On Friday October 5th, the Senate voted to end debate on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That procedural vote was 51 for, 49 against. On Saturday October 6th the Senate voted 50 to 48 to confirm Justice Kavanaugh.
Joe Manchin was the lone Democrat that voted for the confirmation. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted “Present”. Steve Daines was in Montana for his daughters wedding, but had stated that he would return for the vote if need to pass confirmation. A few hours later he was sworn in as the 102nd Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.