Innocent Until Proven Guilty - And Response

Saturday, September 22, 2018

What should have been an orderly process of senators interviewing the nominee for Supreme Court was turned into a mockery of our system by the Democrats attempting procedural stallings and pandering to cameras while their anarchist allies screamed and waved signs. Americans were able to see how frightening and unhinged these people become when they can’t get their way. They were so terrifying the judge's children had to be removed from the room.

This anger is really because they lost and lost control of Congress. They realize the federal judiciary is now slipping away from them as President Trump has now replaced one-eighth of the federal judges with constitutionalists not emotional activists bent on circumventing Congress and the law. That happens when you lose.

When it looked like Kavanaugh was headed to confirmation someone from 36 years ago who can’t remember where or when emerged to announce the judge had tried to force himself on her. Words like rape and death were used. And it was only a couple of days until a U.S. Senator, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in a TV rant, was convicting Judge Kavanaugh without ever hearing the accuser under oath. Like ants swarming to sugar the Democrats were scrambling for TV time to assure us the judge was guilty. A senator from Hawaii was gleefully telling men “just to shut up.” And another Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin was advertising a fundraising event featuring the accuser’s attorneys as guest stars. How sleazy can you get? 

Now the Democrats are saying IF Kavanaugh gets confirmed and IF the Democrats get control of the senate they will impeach him. For what? He’s not been tried or convicted of anything and no accuser has testified to anything under oath. All trial lawyers should be cringing about this demand to have the accused testify first. No defense attorney would ever allow that to happen under any circumstances. But in the world of Alternate Reality these leftist live, it makes perfect sense. Ask yourselves would you want that or would you want that for your husband or your son?

This alleged event happened 36 years ago. Memories fade and eye witnesses disagree on what they think they saw or heard. That’s why there are statutes of limitations and protections for citizens in America. For a party that fights for the defendant and enacts rigid laws to protect the innocent from a runaway prosecution, the Democrats seem to have lost all interest in “innocent until proven guilty” in this matter.

This behavior should be disturbing to our nation. Is this to be standing operational procedure by Democrats when their candidate loses-they will try and convict them in the public forum and then oust them from office? Or is all of this posturing and threatening designed to intimidate future conservative candidates or appointments that don’t tow their Far Left line?

This is dangerous folks, dangerous for all of us in our pursuit of liberty and the rule of law. This is America not the Soviet Bloc. The Democrat Socialists are trying to move this nation to a place we don’t want to go.

Phil Bredesen wants to be your senator and is a member of and is financed by that same Democrat Party that says if Kavanaugh is approved they will impeach him. Do you think Phil will vote to impeach Judge Kavanaugh or vote aye for any of President Trump’s nominees for the Supreme Court or federal judge? If you do I have a glass bridge proposal to sell you for downtown Chattanooga.

Ralph Miller 

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Why is it all of a sudden that  the accuser can specify to Congress the terms and conditions under which they will “consider” testifying? Have there been other similar situations that I am not aware of?

It should be blatantly obvious that any person who makes those kind of demands is trying to prevent the truth from coming out. To demand that Judge Kavanaugh testify first before the accuser with no recourse to cross examine, no lawyers allowed to pose questions and set the date upon which the accuser will be available is an absolute mockery of the investigative and confirmation process. Does not the committee have the authority to subpoena this “accuser” and question them under standard proven practices?

There are so many questions about the timing of the accuser coming forward, the delay tactics being used and accusation by a single individual (he said – she said) with no substantive corroboration by witnesses that this in any other scenario would never have been considered worthy of consideration.

It is unbelievable that congress has allowed actions of this type to tie their hands and stymie the  formal established processes.

There is no explanation except that certain people will only abide by the process if it serves their desire and guarantees their own objective is met.

Tom Wheatley
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