The United States is the greatest country on earth. It didn’t just happen by accident. The Founding Fathers created an entirely different form of government that historians have deemed was “an experiment”. When America declared its independence from the English Crown by the submission of The Declaration of Independence, the type of government the citizens would chose was anybody’s guess.
The Founding fathers opted for a Representative Democratic Republic which has endured through some of the roughest political times imaginable, including a major civil war, and two world wars for more than 240 years. I believe it has survived the test of time because the U.S. Constitution was derived from the people who believed in unalienable rights of life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and limited power of the central government, and that powers not granted to the federal government were to be retained by the individual states and the people.
The brilliance of the Constitution was that the federal government was to be held accountable by a system of “checks and balances”, limiting the three separate governing branches . . . the Congress which was given the power to make laws and the power of the purse; the Executive Branch was the chief enforcer of the laws created by Congress; and the Judicial Branch to weigh the constitutionality of our laws to insure that the rights of the states and people were protected.
From this unique governing concept, America developed a legal system that was based on the presumption of innocence of those accused of wrong doing. This has evolved into the fairest legal system on the planet, where the innocent are able to be judge by their peers, and where guilt must be proven beyond any shadow of doubt. It may not always be perfect, but it works better than any other system we have found. More on this shortly.
Unfortunately, over the last several decades, following the collapse of communism/Marxism as practiced in the former Soviet Union, the scourge of political correctness has endured to plague America, indoctrinating our youth through the schools, colleges, universities, and spreading throughout the whole of our society by liberal-progressives and their supporters in the media. It has become a disease promulgated by what was once considered the bastions of educational freedom and the finest school system in the world.
Today our schools at all levels, along with an adult population that was educated in the Sixties on booze, sex, rock and roll, and tuning out the history that made America great have been culpable in denying our children to the quality education that they deserve. They no longer teach the concept of America, the power of our capitalistic economic system, and the very history that made America great and unique among the196 countries of the world.
The frightening thought is that this political correctness which was a key principle of the tyrannical governments of communism and Marxism is in reality, Cultural Marxism1, translated from economic into cultural terms. Historically, if we compare the basic tenets of Political Correctness with classical Marxism the parallels are very obvious.
While those who resist the whole argument presented by the left that political correctness is evil in the most base form, for the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic. Literally it seems impossible how the mind of a leftist works as we who believe in and love America still think of being politically correct as only half-serious. BUT it is deadly serious! It is the great disease of our century2; the disease that has left tens if not hundreds of millions of people dead in Europe, Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, and elsewhere around the world. It is the disease of ideology. It is true . . . PC is not funny. PC is deadly serious.
For those who wish to argue the point of just how serious the situation is, according to a new, October 2017, YouGov study commissioned by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, an anti-communist organization, it is reported that 44 percent of millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country 3, with another 7 percent saying the same about communism. This report should be shocking to the rest of America, as it is the United States of America that is the leading defense standing between tyranny and liberty of all free societies.
“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold:
its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life.
If we can undermine these three areas,
America will collapse from within.”
Over the last half century in the U.S. we have seen an erosion of American patriotism, morality and spiritual life which all began after World War II, with the protests over the war in Vietnam, the anti-establishment (hippie) movement and the Supreme Court cases that removed prayer from schools (Engel v. Vitale – 1962 and Abington School District v. Schempp -1963). Things have only gotten worse since then with the practice and widespread acceptance of sex outside of marriage, single family households, abortion, homosexual behavior and pornography.
Today we even see a bastardization of America’s tradition of honoring our veterans, and the concept of American values, by what used to be a great tradition in athletic competition . . . the National Football League. We have players who are paid an average annual salary of over $1.25 million each (and an accumulated NFL salary larger than the GDP of 32 countries across the globe), disgracing the country, the National Anthem, the Flag and themselves by not standing during the pre-game ceremonies. The NFL derives much of its profit from being tax exempt, and playing in publicly funded stadiums. This is a complete disgrace and slap in the face to every American taxpayer.
For much of America who don’t pay attention and are, “just not all that interested in politics”, my advice is that you had better wake up before your country slips from your grasp. This is most evident in today’s environment which is in the in the process of throwing one of the most sacred traditions of jurisprudence in governance under the bus . . . the presumption of innocent until proven guilty!
The real tragedy is that the first to succumb to the lynch mob mentality at the mere mention of any sexual impropriety, are the leaders of our elected governments followed closely by the biased media who were guaranteed the freedom of press under the First Amendment to insure the country plays by the standards of liberty, freedom , and pursuit of the American Dream. This conviction in public opinion coupled with a piling-on by the media, is reprehensible beyond any stretch of the imagination. Most of the political elite were educated in the law, yet are generally the first to cast judgment without proof and without the benefit of trial.
I know, I know. The leftist claim the assertions are just to egregious to ignore and would rather get a rope and find a tree rather than settle the issue in a court of law . . . again a common practice in Communist/Marxist countries. While these folks claim the high moral ground they have been wrong too many times to ignore:
Case number one: McMartin Pre-School and Day Care:
The McMartin Pre-School and Day Care center in Manhattan Beach, California. This was the costliest trial in California history, lasting nearly three years. The number of claims covered in the indictment ranged from sexual abuse, child molestation, satanic rituals, pornography, and hidden underground tunnels which were used to hide the actions of the accused. The prosecutors claimed that their expert witness Key McFarlane, the director of Children’s International Institute at the time, examined and videotaped approximately 400 children using anatomically correct dolls. None of the 124 witnesses called during the trial, nor 800 exhibits in court, offered any corroborating evidence to support the prosecutor’s allegations.
“Once the parents began to believe that there had been crimes committed, then the case got very heated,” Kevin Cody, publisher of the newspaper, ‘The Easy Reader’, said. “There is really no upside of this one.” Mr. Ray Buckley spent six years in jail during the trail, and other family members including Virginia McMartin, were haunted by the media almost to the point of suicide. One has to wonder how the legal system can start a train running down the track and go so far off the rails that all of the facts cannot bring it back. In the end the prosecution failed to convince the jury, but the damage was long past done. The school was closed, Virginia McMartin lost her property, all of her savings, and was broke. Poor old Ray Buckley did nearly five years in jail for nothing.
Case number two: The Duke Lacrosse case:
The Duke lacrosse case was a 2006 criminal case in which three members of the Duke University men’s lacrosse team, all members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity were falsely accused of rape. When the allegations were made by Crystal Gail Mangum, a black student at North Carolina Central University who worked as a stripper, dancer and escort, lead prosecutor, Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, went about trying the fraternity members in the press. As the press and the school went into high gear to crucify the accused, several inconsistencies between Crystal Magnum’s accounts of the evening and alibi evidence provided by two of the defendants, Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty’s, initially failed to dissuade the prosecutor from his malicious prosecution tactics. The Durham Police Department also came under fire for violating their own policies by allowing Nifong to act as the de facto head of the investigation.
Once Attorney General Roy Cooper (now governor) began to investigate the case, he smelled a rat. The rat(s) in this case seemed to be Ms. Magnum; the prosecutor, Nifong; Duke University administration which suspended the fraternity, the media who had already convicted the lacrosse players, and the public who had rounded up a horse, found a rope, and were proceeding to the local forest to locate a tree for the hanging.
On April 11, 2007, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper dropped all charges and declared the three lacrosse players innocent of the rape allegations. Cooper stated that the players – Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans – were victims of a “tragic rush to accuse”. I am sure the lacrosse players were thankful that the Attorney General got involved, but the damage done to these young men had already occurred. Their names will long be remembered by the people of North Carolina, and the other members of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity will have to think twice about any mention of their fraternity in the future.
There is a limit to the space I am allowed when I write an article, and since the Alabama election is close at hand, I will list several other cases, which will substantiate why being innocent until proven guilty, even for Judge Roy Moore, are long standing protections in our system of jurisprudence which we should follow, particularly in today’s last minute “allegations” which seem more politically motivated and almost impossible to prove.
Case number 3, involving Mindy Brickman, a Princeton University student who falsely accused a fellow student of rape but was proven to be a hoax.
Case number 4, involving University of Wyoming student Meg Lanker-Simmons who first threatened herself on social media, then exchanged sex for someone to beat her up and claimed rape in the process.
Case number 5, involved Hofsta University student Danmell Ndonye who had sex with 4-5 men and then claimed she was raped after her boyfriend found out. As a result of her lies four innocent men were arrested and jailed, their lives forever stained, and one of the accused had to seek refuge in jail to keep from being killed by inmates.
Case number 6, featured University of Florida co-ed, Tanya Borachi who claimed to being raped in a Gainesville apartment parking lot. This story as well was later proved to be false.
Case number 7 was a cruel hoax perpetrated by campus “mental midgets” who posted a sign on the campus of Oberlin College targeting an 18 year old male student stigmatizing him as a rapist. Not only was his life turned upside down but being labeled as the “Rapist of the Month”, the supposed rape has continued to haunt his life since the accusation.
Case number 8. In 1990, Mariam Kashani fabricated an elaborate story of being raped at knife point by a couple of African Americans, and even had a friend impersonating a police officer collaborate her story. This too was another example of fake news.
Case number 9, is one we all should remember because it involved, Poverty Pimp and Race Hustler, Al Sharpton. A fifteen year old New Yorker, Tawana Brawley, gained notoriety in 1987 for falsely accusing four white men of raping her. The charges made headlines nationally because the persons accused (including police officers and a prosecuting attorney) were all implicated by none other than Reverend Al. She was found in a trash bag, with racial slurs written on her body and covered in feces. Brawley’s accusations were eventually found to be a hoax. Many of the African American community today still believe Tawana and Al Sharpton despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
One last word for those unwilling to abide by our code of jurisprudence assuming innocent until guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt . . .
Do you not find it ironic that sexual misconduct charges are almost always levied against conservative Republicans, or for that matter, any Republican in a closely contested race, even after months of political ads ranging from slander to innuendo, to outright lies? Judge Moore, having run for public office in Alabama on several occasions covering 30 years, and having always been on the receiving end of scrutiny that has covered everything short of a colonoscopy and an endoscopic exam, that even 40 years after the fact, sexual misconduct is “shockingly exposed” at the last minute.
To make matters even more unbelievable is that the accuser claims the accusations are not politically motivated because she voted for Donald Trump! RIGHT. How do you prove that little vignette. Were we in the voting booth with her? Would anyone in their right mind vote for a politician who himself was accused of sexual misconduct, even though many women came to President Trump’s defense when similar charges were made against him at the last minute? And last but certainly not least, an eye witness to the misconduct claim on an airline flight stated in an affidavit that the claimed impropriety by Trump never happened.
Judge Roy Moore has forever been besmirched by the charges, but that doesn’t make him guilty. The people of Alabama will be his judge and jury when the election is held but I find the foolish politicians in Congress, and you know these people are (hint: members of the Swamp), should be ashamed of themselves, particularly those with a legal background for the assumption of guilt without evidence or trial. By the way, that Roy Moore yearbook signature produced by discredited Gloria Allred is subject to scrutiny just considering the source, and the fact she doesn’t want to let it be examined by neutral parties.
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