Opinion We Don’t Have To Wait For Due Process To Hold An Opinion On Roy Moore

00:31  14 november  2017
00:31  14 november  2017 Source:   The Federalist

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We Don ’ t Have To Wait For Due Process To Hold An Opinion On Roy Moore . None of it means the allegations regarding Alabama’s Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore are untrue. Don ’ t let healthy skepticism transform into tribal denialism.

We Don ’ t Have To Wait For Due Process To Hold An Opinion On Roy Moore . On Alabama’s Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore , don ’ t let your healthy skepticism transform into tribal denialism.

We Don’t Have To Wait For Due Process To Hold An Opinion On Roy Moore © The Federalist We Don’t Have To Wait For Due Process To Hold An Opinion On Roy Moore Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

Due process is a vital legal concept that establishes rules and procedures to guard against unfair, arbitrary, untrue, or unreasonable treatment that deprive Americans of “life, liberty or property.”

Because anyone can lie -- including self-professed victims of sexual assault. You needn’t look further than the numerous young lives that have been ruined on college campuses by fabricated allegations to understand why due process is important. And anyone can be railroaded. Witchhunts are real. Mobs tend to form rather easily these days. The political motivated smear the innocent for partisan reasons. Biased organizations peddle innuendo and gossip to exploit the public’s existing biases.

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Opinion . The Texas lawmaker stated that “ we have something called due process in the United States,” adding that we shouldn’ t be trying cases in the Washington Post and called for us to wait until a Roy Moore Denies Teen Sex Abuse Allegations in Interview With Hannity: ‘It Never Happened’.

“ Roy Moore deserves due process before you ask him to step aside.” I don ’ t have to wait for a trial to make that judgment, and neither do you. Due process does not apply.

All of that is true. None of it means the allegations regarding Alabama’s Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore are untrue. Don't let healthy skepticism transform into tribal denialism.

Did most of the establishment already detest Moore for his socially conservatives views? Of course. Would The Washington Post pursue someone in the Democratic Party with the same gusto? Probably not. It’s also true that former presidents and senators who were likely sexual predators were given virtual free passes by the establishment media for decades. The treatment of the parties on this front will never be equal.

Still, none of that means the accusations about Moore pursuing sexual relations with teen girls when he was in his 30s is any less plausible, either. Unlike a number stories which have simply relayed abuse allegations without proof or corroboration, The Washington Post’s piece on Moore happens to be a solid piece of journalism with multiple sources and timelines that form a wholly plausible, sordid story. Accusations of bias shouldn’t convince the fair-minded person to dismiss the testimonies of (at least) four women who don’t know each other but tell similar tales with some specificity.

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by Smitty. The allegations of impropriety alleged in the WaPo against Roy Moore are a big deal. But let’s throw in a word for due process . I’d left an item with her as an “do wait for me” token, and did retrieve it, along with a “Leave me alone” note.

Opinion & Analysis. Video. Gonzales. Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore faces questions from reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday. Ted Cruz said of Moore ’s attendance at the lunch. When asked whether that holds true regardless of a candidate’s past comments, Cruz did not respond.

Nor does media bias change the fact that many of Moore’s answers have been exceptionally unpersuasive to this point. Make what you will of Fox News’ Sean Hannity, but his interview with the Republican Senate candidate posed many of the right questions. When asked if you’ve dated 15-year-olds in your mid-30s, an ordinary healthy adult male does not answer, “Not generally, no,” as Moore did, but rather “hell no.”

Moreover, when Hannity pressed Moore on whether he had dated a 17-year-old, the former prosecutor first claimed the accusation was “completely false” before asserting, “I don't remember going out on dates. I knew her as a friend. If we did go on dates then we did. But I do not remember that.” What kind of adult man doesn’t recollect going out on a date with a teen girl? Presumably one that hits on numerous teen girls.

“Due process” shouldn’t be code for ‘let’s dismiss anything inconvenient to our political fortunes.’ This isn’t a criminal proceeding. If we were on a jury, there would be a different evidentiary standard and burden of proof. But Moore is not on trial for rape of a 14-year-old, he’s running for political office. The lack of a conviction doesn’t precluded the public from pondering the accusations and judging him.

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I've been fighting this fight for 15 years, trying to change peoples' opinions of this state whenever I And, I would remind you that we have a a process in place already to deal with Supreme Court What I don ’ t want is Roy Moore openly defying a superior court and bringing further shame on Alabama.

I happen to believe that JonBenét Ramsey’s parents killed their daughter. I believe that OJ Simpson was guilty. I believe Juanita Broaddrick. I believe Moore was, at the very least, a creep who abused his position to prey on teen girls. If enough people agree, Moore wouldn’t be going to prison, he simply wouldn’t be coming to Washington.

Many Alabamans might deploy a different kind of ethical calculation. They might vote for Moore because they find his sins less consequential than those of a political opponent who supports legalizing the killing of babies, or other polices they find even more morally repugnant. Just recalling some of the people who have held office over the past few decades, tells us that voters must wrestle with these kind of trade-offs on both sides – which says plenty about the quality of those running for office. This, at least, is an honest position. But don’t tell me you’re sure Roy Moore is innocent.

Why We Shouldn’t Convict Roy Moore In The Court Of Public Opinion Just Yet .
A bare claim should be insufficient to convict a person outright, even in the court of public opinion. There should still be a presumption of innocence and a demand for veracity and proof. The Truth Is What’s Most Important HereThis also isn’t a new tactic. Particularly for the conservative right, moral and righteous indignation almost immediately kicks in after any accusation against a conservative, and Republicans are quick to distance themselves from anyone considered tainted. Such is Moore today.

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