My Take-Away from Kavanaugh and Ford


1390660_595716288950_2135880160_nBefore I share much more I feel compelled to weigh in on the hearing. I am sure no matter what I say, someone will disagree with me. I do not expect you to completely agree with me. I am not trying to persuade you one way or the other, for or against either political party, or for or against either person in the hearing. After reading news reports from what I think are reliable sources and after watching videos from similar sources I have come to the conclusion that both Ford and Kavanaugh believe they are telling the truth.

How? How can both be honest? Mrs. Ford was molested and she believes Kavanaugh to be the one who molested her. She could be correct or incorrect in her belief, but she believes this way and therefore she is honest in her accusations. Kavanaugh, on the other side, believes he is not the one who molested her. The possibilities are that he did not and this is a case of mistaken identity or that he did and does not recall his actions. Nevertheless, he believes and maintains his innocence.

All this is just so you know where I am coming from as a 1985 High School Graduate born two years after Judge Kavanaugh (our birth month is the same) and less than three months younger than Mrs. Ford. I know the time period they were teens in. I know the music they likely listened too and I saw the movies they saw. I know their influences. I know because they were very similar to mine, even if we are from different parts of the United States.

If I had the method, I would travel back in time and tell all the teens of the 1980’s the message I am about to share with you. I would start with myself, there are some of these things I needed to hear then. Come to think of it, some were telling me these things, I just may not have always listened. Today’s youth may not listen either, but please, I beg you, let the events of this current Supreme Court Nomination debacle cause you to pause and think.

I want to start by talking to the young men. Because I was one. Here are some lessons we can learn from Judge Kavanaugh’s situation.

  • High School parties are not all that important. One night’s misbehavior can ruin more than one life.
  • Alcohol / drugs contribute more harm than good. Avoid them, retain control of your body and your mental faculties.
  • If your parents or guardians do not set a curfew for you, set a reasonable one. NOTHING good happens after midnight.
  • Girls (women) are not your play toys. They are not objects to be conquered. They are people who are to be respected and treated as the princess’ that they are.
  • Sexual promiscuity does not make you a man. It makes you an animal.
  • Sex is meant for marriage (Hebrews 13:4). Keep your shirt on and your pants on and your hands and your body to yourself.
  • Do not be alone with a young lady where any compromising situation or temptation might occur. Parked cars, bedrooms, empty apartments or houses, and walks in secluded parks are examples of situations to avoid.
  • Even if a girl seems to be offering herself to you, walk – no RUN away.

Now for the young ladies.

  • High School parties are not all that important. One night’s misbehavior can ruin more than one life.
  • Alcohol / drugs contribute more harm than good. Avoid them, retain control of your body and your mental faculties.
  • If your parents or guardians do not set a curfew for you, set a reasonable one. NOTHING good happens after midnight.
  • Boys (young men) are visually stimulated. There is a connection between dancing and foreplay.
  • Sexual promiscuity does not make you more desirable to good guys. Your promiscuity may even make the wrong type of guy try what he should not.
  • Sex is meant for marriage.
  • Do not be alone with a young man where any compromising situation or temptation might occur. Parked cars, bedrooms, empty apartments or houses, and walks in secluded parks are examples of situations to avoid.
  • If a guy seems to be too interested, get out, get away quickly, find a friend and stick close.

“How can a young man keep his way pure?
    By guarding it according to your word.
With my whole heart I seek you;
    let me not wander from your commandments!
I have stored up your word in my heart,
    that I might not sin against you.” Psa 119:9-11

– Scott

4 thoughts on “My Take-Away from Kavanaugh and Ford

  1. Excellent! My mother taught me, back in the 60’s & 70’s, “keep your nose clean” & “your body will play tricks on you.”. Both these pieces of advice never left my mind in high school or college! Thanks, Scott, ….this was great!

  2. Good take always. Truth be told most all of us have not lived up to those standards. My personal opinion is that this debacle is less about what happened and more about political ramifications with the appointment of kavanaugh.

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