Cruz asks Biden SCOTUS nom her opinion on ‘natural rights’ and her answer is ‘disqualifying’

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Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings have ended and she is all but certain to ascend to the high court, but she is still receiving written questions from senators and one of her answers concerning Natural Rights is getting a lot of attention.

As Jackson was measured for her black robes, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) sent her a written question that cuts to the heart of American freedoms. That question followed one other on the subject.

“Please explain, in your own words, the theory prevalent among members of the Founding Fathers’ generation that humans possess Natural Rights that are inherent or inalienable,” one question asked the nominee.

“The theory that humans possess inherent or inalienable rights is reflected in the Declaration of Independence, which states: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,’” she responded merely reciting the founding document, not answering in her own words as directed.

Next up, was Cruz’s query, “Do you hold a position on whether individuals possess Natural Rights, yes or no?”

Brown Jackson tellingly responded, “I do not hold a position on whether individuals possess Natural Rights.”

“If yes, what is your position?” was the second part of the question.

“Please see my response to Question 16,” she replied.

Many see these responses as disqualifying in regard to sitting on the Supreme Court but the answer got virtually no press time.

A number of conservatives were incensed by it, however:


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