As the title suggests the new “norm” in America is a slap in the face to all who cherish the Constitution and all that the founding fathers fought for in establishing this country.
I have done my best to avoid commenting on the seemingly endless stream of sexual allegations being leveled at media and political figures in recent times, until now. But the consistent lies, innuendo and blatant attempts to manipulate public opinion have become too much for me to sit on the sidelines any longer.
First and foremost I and this ministry are completely supportive of victims of sexual abuse. We want these women and men to be able to acknowledge the crimes against them and see that justice is carried out. But that is the problem isn’t it, in every instance of recent times justice has not been carried out, unless you now consider justice as “The Court of Public Opinion”.
Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. were the two sacrificial lambs on the Democratic side after multiple allegations came out against both men. What is extremely troubling about this is neither of them was given any due process as guaranteed by the Constitution1. In Franken’s case the allegations were before he was a sitting Senator. One would think that the Senate ethics committee would have gotten involved but no. They were both forced out of office by their own Democratic party for political gamesmanship.2 It was a cold and calculated move the Democratic Party to oust two of their own in order to suddenly seem to be the party that champions women’s rights, specifically those who have been sexually abused. Unfortunately unless you are a brainwashed left winger, that scenario just does not hold up. They have too much history with the likes of Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton and others to deal with. For Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to suddenly appear reformed after years of supporting and mugging for the camera with Bill Clinton is an insult to our intelligence.
Let us also look at the case of Rep. Trent Franks, of AZ. His case involved some pretty weird requests from the Senator, discussing his interest in finding a surrogate mother with staffers. Does this actually constitute sexual harassment? If so why wait years to speak up on something as nonthreatening as this? Yet again the Court of Public Opinion would have none of it and main stream media skewered Mr. Franks.
Finally there is Judge Roy Moore, a controversial figure for certain even before these allegations. But since then it seems like every media outlet and much of social media has decided he is a Pedophile. A person is a pedophile only if they are primarily or exclusively sexually attracted to prepubescent children, usually defines as boys and girls (under 10 years old). Yet I was under the impression that Moore’s alleged contact (as repeatedly reported in main stream media) was with teenagers 15+. That’s not pedophilia (prepubescent), that’s not even hebephilia (pubescent 11-14), that’s ephebophilia (pubescent and developmentally adult15-19) which may sometimes be bad taste and culturally taboo, but is not *inherently* immoral under the law. The media in its rush to condemn and pronounce judgement cannot even report the facts correctly.
Again my point here is not to defend any of these men, they may in fact deserve to step down, (or in Judge Moore case not be elected) but more importantly they deserve the right to defend their basic rights, in a court of law, as Americans under our Constitution. The goal of every American should and must be NO More Victims. The goal of every American should be and must be to ensure equal and fair Due Process for All its Citizens. The goal of every American should be and must be to get the facts, to stop relying on the less than honest media as the gospel truth. If not I fear we are on a very bad path if we continue to allow the media and public opinion to be the rule of law instead of due process. The day when the scales of justice were blind are eroding fast and someday it may be your day in court.
1 The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law – Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: [N]or shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law
2 On 06 Dec Fox News, Laura Ingraham, sat down with Newt Gingrich and talked about the Democrat’s long-term plan to have the president impeached. Sure enough Senator Gillibrand immediately after Franken’s resignation did just that, claiming the high ground from her bully pulpit.