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Innocent Until PROVEN Guilty


The 14th Amendment to the Unites States Constitution states a person is innocent until proven guilty.

When did the rules change?

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated by President Trump to serve on the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land. He and his family have endured much scrutiny throughout the interrogation process, and now from women alleging sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh.

The allegations stem from over 30 years ago, while Brett was in high school and college. There are memory lapses by the accusers due to drinking at the parties Kavanaugh was allegedly at, and of course, the many years since such alleged incidents occurred.

I have read the reports. I have been watching the news. So far, there isn’t any corroborating evidence from any incidents that sexual misconduct happened. The media has reported extensively on this situation, and many news outlets have written stories on the subject. In the pursuit of proof, they couldn’t find any. There weren’t witnesses that remembered the parties, or didn’t know of Judge Kavanaugh doing what the accusers say he did. But yet, many are believing what these women say, just at face value with no proof. Yet, they won’t believe Judge Kavanaugh when he says he never did what they are accusing him of.

Now, don’t misunderstand me. I understand women have such things happen to them, and are fearful for whatever reasons, to report it. But, when reporting such an alleged crime, there must be proof. That is the main problem in this instance, as of now. No proof.

To those adults in your 40’s or older, do you remember what you were doing when you were 17? Did you go to parties, drink quite a bit and remember everything that happened? I am 55. I went to parties. When I look back now, I don’t remember every party. I don’t remember every person that was there. Having some drinks and time being what it is, a long time ago, that makes perfect sense to me.

One politician said it is up to Judge Kavanaugh to prove he is not guilty of such an accusation. The same politician says he believes the accusers. Saying a person is guilty of any accusation without proof is not how we do business in the United States.

A reminder to all, there is what is called burden of proof. Defined, it is the obligation of a party in a trial to produce the evidence that will prove the claims they have made against the other party.

To all of our representatives, this isn’t about the upcoming election in November, although I personally believe this is why all of this is going on. I also believe it is because so many have nothing but hate for President Trump that they will do anything to derail any nomination he makes to any position.

Food for thought: Why shouldJudge Kavanaugh be disqualified over something that may or may not have happened over 35 years ago? If we held everyone in government to that standard, there’d be no democrats left.

 

 

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About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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