The slow death of due process.

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and the resulting hysterics that has occurred at his confirmation hearing and the accusations that have followed, shines a light on a glaring issue in American society. That issue is the slow death of due process. In years past, a person was presumed innocent until proven guilty. The proof of guilt must be provided by the accuser. No evidence, no crime. However, in the case of Brett Kavanaugh, it is accuse, slander, and destroy with no evidence of any wrongdoing.

Imagine if you would, that it is you being nominated to the highest court in our country. A court that only deals in the Constitutionality of the laws in our country. This is a tremendous honor, regardless of your political affiliation. It should be a moment of celebration for you and your family. Now, imagineĀ  it is you that is having your reputation tarnished, your family name destroyed, your property being defaced and your marriage crumbling under accusations that you are a rapist.

When the Founding Fathers created due process, it was to keep things like this from happening. We are all equal under the law (well, some of us) and if accused we have the right to a fair and speedy trial. We are protected from illegal search and seizure. Also, we are protected against self-incrimination. The statue of limitations was also created to protect us from this type of harassment. This entire debacle with Kavanaugh is not an attack on him, it is an attack on due process in American justice.

If politicians will sink to this level to protect the abortion industry, imagine what they are willing to do to protect their livelihoods. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that if they will pay people to accuse Kavanaugh, they will do the same thing against you and me. If they will slander Kavanaugh for being nominated by Trump, they will assassinate my character and yours with no forethought. If they will take the word of a woman, who on Twitter said that women everywhere should hurl rape accusations at the people Trump nominates, then what do you think they will accept to ensure that we toe the line?

See, this is a slippery slope. Because if the Democrats get away with the lowbrow antics they have used to hinder this nomination, then you best believe that they will use it again. Emotion does not trump evidence. This all stems from the Patriot Act. When George W. allowed law enforcement to detain people with no evidence on the suspicion of terrorism, you had to know that cases like this one with Kavanaugh was not going to be long in the making. Due process is an antiquated idea, until it is you being accused.

This entire fiasco is an all-out assault on our rights as Americans and the Constitution that our government is built upon. If emotion equals guilt we are all in major trouble. Look back upon your life, and see if you made everyone that you have ever met, worked with, or dated and see if they all ended on a pleasant note. No? Then we might want to wake up before it is too late.

 

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