If you are a regular follower of this blog you will remember the furor that erupted here when I questioned the fairness of the treatment of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Democratic senators in his confirmation hearing. The issue: The sudden, and seemingly out of nowhere, allegation of sexual assault from his days in high school. I was disturbed by the Democrats rush to “hang” the man based on very little evidence.
In this country, at least in our lifetimes, we convict people based on evidence not based on the hysteria of the lynch mob. Yet, after expressing this view in a post, I was attacked by several female readers for not accepting the word of the woman accuser. “Always Believe the Woman” was the outcry.
So I am stunned by the near total silence of Democratic women—in particular the silence of the Democratic women senators who mercilessly skewered conservative Republican Brett Kavanaugh—on the recent allegation of sexual assault against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden.
Not a single one of these female Democratic senators are calling for Joe Biden to end his campaign for president due to this allegation.
What happened to “Always Believe the Woman”??
Why the double standard?
(FYI: I do not believe that the woman accusing Joe Biden of sexual assault is credible. She is a fervent Bernie Sanders supporter, for one. She is also an adoring admirer of Vladimir Putin—is she a Russian “asset”? But most importantly, her story has changed repeatedly. Check out this excellent article by an experienced sexual violence prosecutor, here.)
I believe the answer is simple: Politics!
And that should be a wake up call for every fair-minded, law and justice loving Democrat/liberal who jumped on the bandwagon to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court based on similar weak, questionable evidence! You reap what you sow!
In such a serious matter, do not follow your emotions and your biases, folks. Look at the evidence! Justice must be equal and fair, regardless of the accused’s political party and regardless of the accused’s gender!
Absolutely, every woman who alleges she has been sexually assaulted should be heard. Absolutely, her accusations should always be taken seriously and fully investigated. But should we automatically believe her to the point that we destroy another human being’s reputation and career, or worse, convict him and put him in jail, based on her word alone? No way! That is not the American way. That is not justice.
Every man and every woman in this country is innocent until proven guilty. Period. Let the evidence convict and punish the guilty, not the howls of the lynch mob.
End of post.