Allegations vs Burden of Proof

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

The GOP establishment is playing directly into the hands, and into the agenda of liberals where Judge Roy Moore is concerned, and I for one have had quite enough of it.

Rand Paul has joined the RINO chorus calling for Moore to step aside.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions who, with an apparent lack of things to do regarding the evidence against Hillary Clinton and her crime syndicate, which includes Obama has also made it known that he sees no reason NOT to believe the five women who…after decades of abject silence, have accused Moore of sexual misconduct.

Mitch McConnell, RINO extraordinaire, says that “I believe the women.”

And then…there is Senator Ted Cruz who summed up the RINO position in his disturbing statement…

“As it stands, I can’t urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not true.”

Cruz went on to state…

“Both last week and this week, there are serious charges of criminal conduct that if true, not only make him unfit to serve in the Senate but merit criminal prosecution.”

Disturbing?

Damned right it’s disturbing, and quite frankly, coming from Ted Cruz…it’s downright shocking.

While our Constitution does not specifically make a point of something called, “the presumption of innocence,” our 5th, 6th and 14th Amendments are the very guidelines for it, and if that’s not enough, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Coffin v The U.S. back in 1895 cemented it as law, thus establishing the presumption of innocence of persons accused of crimes.

In part, the decision in Coffin v The U.S. makes it abundantly clear that: “The principle that there is a presumption of innocence in favor of the accused is the undoubted law, axiomatic and elementary, and its enforcement lies at the foundation of the administration of our criminal law … Concluding, then, that the presumption of innocence is evidence in favor of the accused, introduced by the law in his behalf, let us consider what is ‘reasonable doubt.”

Given that fact of law…something so basic that anyone elected to serve in any office, be that office municipal, state or federal should well know that we do not, in this country, try and convict people in a court of public opinion, nor do we try and convict people based on social media or journalistic say-so.

That, however, is exactly what the liberals are doing to Judge Roy Moore, and the RINO faction of our own side of the aisle, including Cruz who should damned well know better, is rushing to join in on a conviction by accusation free for all.

Again…according to Ted Cruz…“As it stands, I can’t urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not true.”

What Cruz is demanding, is that Judge Roy Moore must either PROVE that the charges leveled against him by this series of women is FALSE…or he must be assumed to be guilty.

This would not only fly in the face of established law, but it would also fly in the face of our Constitution AND be a quantum shift in the system of justice that is meant to protect us all from scurrilous allegations.

And why, aside from his Constitutional agenda, should Cruz know better?

Remember, during the 2016 campaign for the White House when it was Cruz who was accused, by five women, of marital infidelity by the National Enquirer? Remember his vocal and stern denials? How he called the rag that ran the salacious story…garbage…and a tabloid smear. At the time, Cruz demanded to see the proof…but he stood firm, didn’t back out of the race, and chastised those who said he should.

Judge Moore is now being accused by five women…with no more proof than the National Enquirer had against Cruz, and yet Cruz is buying what started as a Washington Post story…lock, stock and stinking barrel. Cruz told the world that the accusations against HIM were total lies, and he expected the world to believe him…but Moore tells the world that HIS accusers are lying…and Ted Cruz now demands that Moore PROVE his innocence?

It seems that Ted Cruz has now become the latest hypocritical snake in the swamp.

Jon McCain, a class A Rino in his own right, has also added his voice to the corus calling on Judge Moore to get out of the race in favor of an unknown, and unnamed write-in candidate who wouldn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of winning…but along with being a democrat in disguise, McCain is also a hypocrite.

In 2008, during his failed bid for the Oval Office, McCain was hit with sexual misconduct allegations involving a lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, who was some 30 younger than he. McCain, who had a romantic relationship with his current wife, Cindy, while he was still married to his first wife, Carol, disavowed those allegations, calling them “gutter politics,” and a “hit and run smear campaign.”

McCain’s campaign team stated at the time that, “Neither Senator McCain nor the campaign will dignify false rumors and gossip by responding to them.”

That was then, and this is now, as McCain now has this to say regarding Judge Roy Moore and the allegations against him…“We have to find out whether the people of Alabama choose him or not. Then you explore the various options, but he should not be a United States senator.”

In other words, according to McCain…we have to see if he WINS…not that we have to find out whether or not he’s actually GUILTY of anything…and THEN we kick him out of the senate.

Obviously, this is not about whether or not Moore did what the allegations suggest…it’s about not wanted someone in the senate that doesn’t dance on a set of strings for the GOP establishment puppet masters.

Imagine, if all that was needed to put somebody away, to convict someone in this country, was allegations. Imagine if we were all held to the same standard as the liberals, and RINOS are insisting we use where Judge Roy Moore is concerned…that the burden of proof is shouldered by the accused, and not by the accuser…if one is presumed guilty, unless one can prove one’s innocence.

Make no mistake…nobody in their right mind would want a sex offender to go free, much less serve in any position of power, like the United States Senate, but our system of justice dictates that if we are to make a judgement against the accused, the burden of proof must be on the accuser.

Only in a court of law can we decide the guilt of someone so accused, and even then, that decision must be in the light of the evidence, while reasonable doubt must carry just as much, if not more weight.

If Judge Roy Moore is guilty, even though the statute of limitations renders the point meaningless as far as the adjudication of law is concerned, he should not serve in any governmental capacity, but if we are to convict him, we must be shown irrefutable proof, or at the very least, proof beyond that proverbial reasonable doubt…and 40 year old allegations just don’t reach that level of proof.

To really examine the asinine implications of the Roy Moore situation, we must first have a look at the accusations themselves, and from where those accusations are coming.

So far, there have been five women who have stepped forward to accuse Moore of sexual misconduct, all claiming to have been, and still are, Moore’s “victims.”

Did Moore supposedly commit these crimes last week? Last month? Last year?

No.

Did he supposedly commit the alleged crimes in the last 2 years?

No.

The last 5 years?

No.

In the last decade?

Again…no.

The timeline of the alleged crimes takes us back some 40 years, and in all those interviening years, interviening decades, did any of these five women speak up and level charges against Judge Moore?

No. No they did not. In fact, for 40 years, they remained silent.

Allow me to provide my opinion regarding those who wait 20, 30 or 40 years to make their accusations…

They are not victims…they are enablers. Had they spoken up, made their accusations at the time of the alleged crime, pressed charges and had their day in an actual court of law, they could well have prevented the accused from ever assaulting another woman ever again…but by staying silent all those years…how many more women may have met the same alleged fate?

IF…and it’s a big “if” Roy Moore did what he’s being accused of doing decades ago, actually did those terrible things…the abject silence by his accusers allowed Moore to do it again, and again, and again.

Victims? Oh, hell no…those women…if, and again it’s a big “if” they were truly victims the day it happened, they became, at best, enablers when they made the decision to remain silent, or worse…they became accessories to any future misdeeds of that nature supposedly perpetrated by Roy Moore.

But where is their proof?

Now, 40 years after the fact, there is no proof. No fingerprints in Moore’s car. No hair, or fibers left behind by the accusers. No marks, bruises to be entered into evidence. No witnesses. Nothing.

Nothing at all but for their unfounded accusations.

According to Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, the head of the Senate Republican campaign arm, the Senate should vote to expel Mr. Moore, if he wins, “because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.”

Perhaps Senator Gardner has never heard of David Alcon, the 39 year old congressional candidate from New Mexico who was arrested last week on suspicion of stalking a woman from Santa Fe. But it’s not the first time around the proverbial block for Alcon. He was actually CONVICTED…in an actual court of law…10 years ago…of trespassing and aggravated stalking.

Nobody…not the liberals nor the RINOS…including Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz nor Gardner are calling for the expulsion of Alcon should HE win a seat in Congress.

Interesting…isn’t it?

Let’s put this into some perspective…

Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Eileen Wellstone, Carolyn Moffet, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, Becky Brown, Helen Dowdy, and Cristy Zerche all made accusations against Bill Clinton…some stretching back decades, and none taken anywhere near seriously by liberals in congress during Clinton’s time in office, or even now for that matter. It wasn’t until Monica Lewinski offered irrefutable PROOF…in the form of a stained dress bearing Bill Clinton’s DNA was any action taken…that action being impeachment…but even then, Bill Clinton was NOT forced from office.

In fact…it wasn’t the act of staining that dress…a clear case of sexual misconduct that got Bill Clinton in trouble…it was that he lied about his sexual contact to a Senate Committee that resulted in his impeachment.

But Judge Roy Moore? Well, that’s an entirely different matter, isn’t it? Moore…a CONSERVATIVE…according to liberals and RINOs…shouldn’t even be allowed through the door…and on what evidence?

The latest of the five women to level such accusations against Judge Moore, one Beverly Young Nelson, described what she claims was a brutal act against her when she was just 16 years old, supposedly by then District Attorney Roy Moore. Nelson sat there, with her attorney Gloria Allred, weeping and sobbing her way through her lurid accusations, even at one point showing a 16×20 inch artists portrait of her at the age of 16, so that all could see just how pretty she must have been…just how pure and innocent she must have been when her tale of woe took place.

Did Beverly Young Nelson present her case in a court of law, before a judge and a jury?

No she did not.

It was a made for the liberal, mainstream media, and social media event, in the court of public opinion.

The verdict?

GUILTY!!!

No trial. No presumption of innocence. No reasonable doubt necessary, and no defense attorney present. Just Nelson, her media-seeking missile of an attorney, Gloria Allred and a bevy of cameras.

GUILTY!!!

No evidence at all…and Allred knows it…but she also knows that in an actual courtroom, given this case, she would lose in a big way. That’s why she chose the mainstream media as judge and jury…to avoid a blow to her ego, and to bolster her own reputation at someone else’s expense.

In my opinion, especially given the passage of time before any allegations were made by any of the self-proclaimed “victims,” those five women, lacking any proof, or any evidence are little more than media whores…Allred is nothing more than one of them’s pimp and they’re hooking on Character Assassination Avenue.

Harsh words? Perhaps, but two things here are important to know…first…I’m not here to soft sell the issues and be politically correct, and second…without proof, and after 40 years of silence…they’ve earned the label.

Liberals and RINOs alike on the Hill are saying that should Moore win the special election in Alabama, to fill the seat of former Senator, and current Attorney General Sessions, he should be immediately expelled from the Senate…run out on a rail due to nothing more than decades old, and never before made accusations…and the ilk of Cory Gardner, Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell will gleefully bring the tar…

While Ted Cruz, who should damned well know better, brings a bag of feathers.

Copyright © 2017 Craig Andresen / thenationalpatriot.com

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2 thoughts on “Allegations vs Burden of Proof

  1. Does anyone the 17 year old accuser that worked for Biden and Clinton and here SISTER works and is Dear friends with Doug Jones ? I find it very relevant not sure why nobody else does!! Thanks.

  2. Right on, Craig! I started working at 16 years old. Almost all men back then flirted, winked, and put their arm around our shoulders, squeezed the arm, etc. We called it the “good old boy” club, and shrugged it off. I know a lot of women who slept with the boss out of fear of losing their jobs, but there were MORE women who slept with the boss for favors because they WANTED to. I’ve not seen them come forward. Why? Because those men were NOT famous! Most of the women who are, after all these years, doing the finger pointing, have chosen a famous person to blame and will be wanting a cash settlement. Only other women can see through those kind of women. We are damn sick and tired of their accusations and grabbing their 15 minutes of fame by destroying a man’s reputation, and his family’s life. To those women, I say “SHUT UP AND GO HOME! The rest of us are fed up!”

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