Liberal opposition to Brett Kavanaugh began as soon as his name was made public as President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The reality is that liberals/Democrats were going to vehemently oppose any Trump nominee to the highest court in the land, and we have predicted that Kavanaugh's nomination process in the U.S. Senate is likely to put professional wrestling to shame as far as theatrics, drama and in-your-face battles. (Let us hope there are no folding chairs to the head - sarcasm noted.)

Unfortunately, Supreme Court nominees have faced a political gauntlet since at least the 1980s (see Robert Bork) - and both Republicans and Democrats have been guilty of torpedoing nominees in the name of politics.

However, as liberals/Democrats prepare the political onslaught against Kavanaugh, they may need to avoid the Second Amendment.

Kavanaugh has a judicial record of supporting the Second Amendment, which states, "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

This right seems pretty clear and specific, but it could be that liberals/Democrats will attempt to use Kavanaugh's support of the Second Amendment against him in the nomination process.

For example, Kavanaugh wrote this related to a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, "Gun bans and gun regulations that are not longstanding or sufficiently rooted in text, history, and tradition are not consistent with the Second Amendment individual right."

According to an analysis on www.usnews.com, "Critics contend Kavanaugh's analysis is flawed because AR-15s were not around during the early days of the republic."

Substitute "critics" for liberals/Democrats, and a strategy emerges.

This strategy should be countered this way - those who are of the opinion that the nation's founding fathers would not have used weapons such as AR-15s during the American Revolution (had such weapons existed) are ignorant of history. The founding fathers and those Americans who fought for this nation's independence would not have hesitated to use these weapons - and it is common sense to say the British would have also.

It should not be a surprise that a president would nominate an individual to the highest court in the land who represents his/her political beliefs - and in this case this includes support for the Second Amendment. Liberals/Democrats can choose to oppose Kavanaugh on Second Amendment grounds, but it is advisable to leave history - at least in this case - out of it.