Houck Doesn’t Represent Me

 

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It appears our Great Falls City Commissioner Houck has become the self-appointed arbiter of civility, political responsibility and justice. We’re in trouble now.

Houck lectured Senator Daines on Facebook. She opines that he doesn’t speak on behalf of the majority of Montanans and that he certainly doesn’t represent the views and wishes of her and her friends. She offered her “help,” by suggesting she had materials to help guide his future work and efforts in DC for all Montanans.

No, and HECK NO!

I’d like to remind Houck that there are other people in Montana—people that don’t share her views and values. People that think for themselves rather than gather under a hashtag. Houck’s views on Kavanaugh and Senator Daines certainly don’t represent me, my friends and, I would argue, the majority of Montanans that I’ve met. Her implication that Daines needs her help to understand all Montanans is just ridiculous.

And to her comment that she’d be “happy to share the statistics of the number of men and women who have been sexually assaulted in their life times”—share it as proof of what? Just what is the relevance of those statistics to the Kavanaugh accusations and Daines’ communication? What do those statistics prove, other than there are a certain number of sexual assaults? It certainly doesn’t prove that a man now accused of a sexual assault 36 years in the past—with no corroborating witnesses, no evidence and no accurate and detailed account of the incident—is guilty. Quite the contrary, I would say.

It’s actually embarrassing that someone so nonsensical is representing the city of Great Falls. It’s also embarrassing that Houck thinks she’s more astute about Montanans than our senator. Perhaps I should take a page from the resistance playbook at this point and say, “Not My Commissioner!”

It’s actually embarrassing that someone so nonsensical is representing the city of Great Falls. It’s also embarrassing that Houck thinks she’s more astute about Montanans than our senator. Perhaps I should take a page from the resistance playbook at this point and say, “Not My Commissioner!”

Interestingly, Houck claims this isn’t about being Democrat or Republican. I chuckled at that because, on the contrary, it most certainly is about that—it’s about a Democratic Party unhinged and taken over by progressivism/socialism.

And in the unhinged world of the progressivist/socialist resistance:

The accused are guilty until proven innocent.

Mere accusations are proof in themselves, with no need for corroborating evidence.

A so-called victim account, riddled with inconsistencies and outright discrepancies, becomes prima facie evidence of a crime.

Mob rule replaces a Constitutional Republic.

Political correctness trumps freedom of speech.

Feelings are more important than civil liberties, truth and logic.

The values, views and agenda espoused by Houck and progressives/socialists don’t represent the majority of Montanans, or of United States citizens for that matter—at least not yet—and for that I am grateful.

I am also grateful for Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh. I believe he will faithfully interpret the Constitution, rather than legislate from the bench. I know many strong, courageous women throughout the United States feel the same, and that includes many sexual assault victims.

Those of us who value the Constitution, our justice system and a free market economy cannot become complacent about the damaging influence of emotion-based, progressivist/socialist group-think.

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Jeni Dodd
Jeni Dodd is a creative, multi-faceted, multi-talented, knowledge junkie. She currently utilizes her skills in a variety of business and artistic endeavors. Liberty, integrity, truth and critical thinking are among her most important precepts.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Before any grammar and punctuation police attack me, I realize there are no hyphens in faithfully and under. I didn’t add those; I looks like a formatting issue between Mac and PC files added them.

  2. I’m perfectly happy with Ms Huocks response. She IS speaking for many many Montanans, quite succintly. Maybe not you. Maybe not the majority. But there are quite a few of us who cannot and will not “toe the party line”. There were more than a few other conservative SC nominees without the baggage that kavanaugh carries who could have sailed thru the process without all the hullabaloo. Democrats tend to be not quite as small minded and terrified as the Republican party wants you to believe. That’s actually a psychological trait that quantifies a lot of Republicans. All we needed was NOT an asshole.

  3. Heather Hammonds, You may be correct that Houck is speaking for some Montanans like you, but she most certainly does not speak for the majority of Montanans who believe her Facebook comment to a sitting U.S. Senator who was elected by most voting Montanans, was beyond the pale of intelligent dialogue. And your comment that Justice Kavanaugh is an a****** is equally out of line. You will not be allowed on this blog in the future.

  4. That’s just great, Heather.

    Let’s throw out a thousand years of Western jurisprudence and tradition because you “believe the woman.” No more burden of proof, due process, presumption of innocence.

    If we’re really going to just let accusations do it, really IS over. But, I’ll bet you’ll have an excuse why it’s different for ‘your guy.’

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