Innocent Until Proven Guilty
November 15, 2017
When I was growing up I was taught that one is innocent until proven guilty (of course with my mother and some of my antics as a kid, “innocent until proven guilty” wasn’t always in play.)
Judge Roy Moore is running for the US Senate in Alabama. He beat the swamps’ candidate in a primary race and the swamp hates it and hates him (and so far I’m only talking about the Republicans.)
With just about a month or so to go before the actual election, out of the clear blue comes a woman who accuses Judge Moore of inappropriate sexual behavior OVER 30 years ago, when she was 16. What?
Where has this woman been for 30 years? It’s not like she couldn’t find the judge who is and has been in one Alabama newspaper or TV news broadcast or another regularly for those past 3 decades.
Now I don’t know whether or not the judge did this. Only Judge Moore and God know for sure. But what I do know is that he is, according to the laws of our country, presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Apparently Majority Leader McConnell does not understand or recognize that foundational law of our legal system (kind of like Governor Jerry Brown and illegals). He has said “ I believe the women.”
Why would he say that? He has NO damn idea of what happened 30 years ago with Judge Moore or anyone else for that matter.
The answer, sadly, is that this is politics at it’s very worst. This is no different from the weasel John McCain killing Trump’s (America’s) policies because he is pissed at Trump and has the ability to harm and, in some cases, stop what America voted for. McConnell is doing the same thing; his candidate lost in the primary so he is allowing allegations to ruin Judge Moore and the will of the primary voters in Alabama.
Now 12 more Republican Senators have piled on — not because Judge Moore is guilty; no, but because they supported the other guy in the primary. Weasel McCain said, “because of the allegations Moore should bow out." Wait, the allegations?
OK, if that’s the way he wants to play it, then I accuse John McCain of “XX&*%#!!” — you pick the “allegation” — and McCain should step down!
Evidence be damned. See, by McCain’s and McConnell’s standard, I don’t need any proof. All I have to do is make an allegation; how fair is that Senator McCain? And Senators Flake (Arizona is a great state, how did they pick two big losers,) and Graham and the rest of you political hacks.
If Judge Moore is guilty I will lead the parade to have him thrown out of office and prosecuted to the maximum under our laws.
But Judge Moore has not only NOT been found guilty, he hasn’t even been fairly tried in a court of law. Instead, he’s been subjected to allegations by newspapers and news broadcasts that in nearly every instance presume he’s guilty of the most heinous acts. They have appointed themselves prosecutor and judge.
They cannot appointment themselves jury. The good people of Alabama will fill that role. I hope rather than listen to those who would stack the deck against him, the Republicans of Alabama will stick with the person they supported in the primary.
One last thought: does anyone believe with the recent discoveries of the corrupt politics of the Democrats that they would have been above manipulating (possibly even paying) the women to come forward with phony allegations?
The Stars and Stripes Forever PAC will do what we can to help Judge Moore because he is innocent until, and unless he is proven guilty.
John Philip Sousa IV is an entrepreneur, political activist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.