Monday, October 8, 2018

Subverting Due Process

Liberals don’t like due process—unless it helps them get out of trouble. One of their latest attempts is to allow accusers to appeal cases that go against them, which violates the “double jeopardy” clause in the Constitution, allowing a defendant who was found not guilty to be subsequently found guilty on the same evidence. “It was the Obama administration that demanded schools judge cases of alleged sexual assaults under a "clear and convincing evidence" standard rather than on a "preponderance of evidence" standard.” And they want laws that allow punishment BEFORE a guilty verdict is reached, especially in gun cases. And further, before the investigation into the charges. They wanted the government to strip people whose names appeared on secret government watch lists (people who have never been convicted of a crime, nor even ACCUSED of a crime) of their constitutional right to be armed for self defense, just because SOMEBODY added their name to a list. This is a “full frontal attack on the First Amendment.” Not only for gun owners and would-be gun owners, but for all Americans. Their recent attacks on Brett Kavanaugh show how this will work, if they get it done. (Town Hall)

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