OPINION: Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters

Thomas Cannavo, chairman of the Green Party of Ocean County holds up his hand made sign opposing President Trump's supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a small rally held in downtown Toms River. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

As someone who has attended the March for Life in Washington for many years, I am shocked at the protests that took place at the Judge Brett Kavanaugh vote. Every year in January thousands upon thousands of people from as far away as Washington State march peacefully from the Washington Monument to the Supreme Court in support of unborn babies. At the March for Life, I’ve never seen the kind of aggression that was exhibited (at the Kavanaugh vote).

People who believe in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death have been frustrated in our efforts to protect the lives of the innocent babies who are murdered in the womb since 1973, but we would never behave like the unhinged lunatics I heard disrupt the vote.

The left will apparently stop at nothing to throw tantrums and cause disruptions when they don’t get their way. I question the mental stability of these folks and fear that this behavior will become the norm for people who don’t agree with decisions they don’t like. Free speech only applies to them – all others should have no voice. The rule of law and innocent until proven guilty only applies to them. It is a shame what has happened in this country, and I fear we’re on the brink of anarchy.


Marion Gillespie


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