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‘Doing My Duty As A Citizen’: Christine Blasey Ford Accepts Courage Award From ACLU

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Former Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford accepted an award for courage from the American Civil Liberties Union on Sunday.

The ACLU honored Ford, who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, with the Rodger Baldwin Courage Award at the ACLU of Southern California’s Bill of Rights dinner, according to HuffPost. Ford currently works as a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, the publication reports.

“When I came forward last September, I did not feel courageous,” Ford said Sunday.

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“I was simply doing my duty as a citizen, providing information to the Senate that I believed would be relevant to the Supreme Court nomination process,” she added. “I thought anyone in my position would, of course, do the same thing.”

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Ford said she was inspired by Anita Hill and by values her parents instilled in her growing up in Washington, D.C.

“I had a responsibility to my country, to my fellow citizens, to my students, to my children, to live the values that I try to teach them,” Ford told the audience. 

She also said her testimony inspired 20,000 women across the country to send her messages about their sexual assault experiences.

“That’s why it means so much to me to be recognized by you tonight,” Ford told the Bill of Rights dinner’s audience. “Because I know you will continue the work of protecting sexual assault survivors and preventing sexual assault. You will continue the work to protect personal privacy and the rights of citizens.”

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  1. I think that perhaps this Award is misnamed. Given the facts regarding her background that have emerged after the hearing were concluded (assiduously hidden or ignored by the Media while the attack on the nomination of Kavanaugh was ongoing), it might more appropriately and factually be called, “Award for Creative Recollection and Falling Under the Bus to Aid the Left.” The most dangerous people in the world are those who create a falsehood so totally that they believe it themselves; it make them seem so credible to others because they have gotten to the point where they actually believe their lies. Those people often cannot come to grips with even video footage disproving what they claim to be fact; they have so strongly adopted their version of “reality” that there is no way that they can accept any other point.

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