by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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I’m no great supporter of Judge Roy Moore. Heck – I was a Mo Brooks guy. He’s looking pretty good right about now – isn’t he?
It seems few are coming to Moore’s defense. Everyone is so afraid to even go near the guy for fear that if the allegations of sexual misconduct are true, anyone who once defended him would also go down in flames.
Well, I’m going to defend him and assume he’s innocent until I discover otherwise. That’s called – you got it – the American way. Some of us still believe in the arcane principle of innocent until proven guilty. You don’t have to support or even like the guy to uphold this ideal.
I will because A: These are so far just uncorroborated and baseless accusations B: At least one accuser worked for both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden and is campaigning for Moore’s democrat opponent. C: Indications are that Corfman, the main accuser, has claimed several pastors at various churches made sexual advances at her. D: “Former Secret Service agent Doug Lewis has made an [as yet] unsubstantiated claim that a WaPo reporter named “Beth” offered a family friend $1000 to accuse Roy Moore, and that a tape of the offer is in the hands of the DA.” Lewis claims the WaPo reporter lives right outside D.C. and donated to Hillary and the DNC in 2016.
If I’m wrong and he does turn out to be a dirt bag – then so what. Will I be the only one in history to defend a guilty man? No. Everyone has, at one time or another, been fooled into defending someone they later found to be indefensible – or simply backed the wrong person. And being smart or dumb has nothing to with it.
Mark Levin is one of the smartest guys I know when it comes to politics and certainly the Constitution. Heck – he’s just one of the smartest guys I know – period. But I still recall my bemusement when he backed Orrin Hatch in his last reelection bid. Mark later admitted his error in judgment and life went on. I for one don’t think less of him for that mistake. Remember – “He that is without sin among you…”
Look at everyone still today defending Hillary Clinton, after all we’ve learned just so far. Granted, her list of supporters is shrinking daily, but it still probably outstrips the political support that Judge Moore is getting from his so-called party.
Yet it’s different in Moore’s case. It’s not just the dems who despise Moore. The Republicans hate Roy Moore and resent him for stealing the primary from their anointed establishment hack Luther Strange.
Strange was to be another Mitch McConnell rubber stamp yes-man. He had the money and the backing of the Party. He was an apparatchik, a comrade in the Republican political machine. Yet even with all those advantages, Alabama rejected him.
In years past I may have believed accusers of this kind of conduct much more easily. But then came the Clarence Thomas case. His accuser lied. Then the most famous Duke Lacrosse case, and so on. Now the whole Trump dirty dossier non-scandal. The entire dossier appears to be fabricated.
Now another woman has come forward. Attorney Theresa D. Jones was a colleague of Moore’s in the Alabama D.A.’s office in the early 1980s. Just days ago Jones told CNN national correspondent Alexander Marquardt that, “It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls. Everyone we knew thought it was weird. We wondered why someone his age would hang out at high school football games and the mall.” He was in his early 30s at the time.
So let me get this straight. It was common knowledge in the office sworn to uphold the law that Moore was fooling around with possibly underage high school girls and no one bothered to say, “Gee – Roy may be breaking the law. Maybe we in the District Attorney’s office should look into it.” This never entered anyone’s mind?!
This begs the question of who contacted who. Did CNN find her or did Jones contact the everything Trump and Republican-hating network? This shouldn’t be important, but sadly today it is. As we know, CNN is not a news organization. It is a confederation of leftist advocates. Any dirt they can lay their hands on that may damage or impede the right, true or not, will be published or aired.
If Moore is innocent, it is a travesty that so many are just standing by and allowing him to be railroaded. Even worse is the piling on – knowing nothing of the facts.
If Moore is guilty of what he is accused of, hopefully he will get what’s coming. Until then I will continue to assume his innocence.