I detest unfairness and hypocrisy and I have seen boatloads of both in the Judge Roy Moore issue. Without knowing all the facts, as only Moore and his accusers know, I have decided to believe a man who has had a lifetime of dedicated service to people while standing upon the rock of Truth.
It’s rather simple: either Moore is guilty or not. If he molested, not dated, but molested teen girls when he was an adult then he should recognize it as sin, repent of it, refuse to do again and do restitution–apologize to the women involved and to Americans for lying to us about it. Then he should throw himself upon the good will of Alabama voters. If he did that, I think he could still win! After all, doesn’t everyone believe in personal redemption?
No sane person believes any member of Congress could pass the test demanded of Moore. If we could somehow remove all members of Congress who were sexually inappropriate in their younger years, the two chambers of Congress would be as empty as a long-deserted old barn with “See Rock City” barely visible on its side.
“There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children,” Ivanka Trump told the AP, adding, “I’ve yet to see a valid explanation, and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.” I will remind Ivanka that there is a place in Hell for liars also. She’s “yet to see a valid explanation” for the accusations but I’ve seen no reason to believe the belated charges.
Just today, an accusation of sexual molestation was made against Senator Al Franken that allegedly happened in his pre-senate days. Will the hypocrites in Congress, to be consistent, demand he be drummed out of the senate? Don’t count on it. They will look but they won’t cut him loose.
I am shocked that even conservative senators have chosen to believe charges against Moore which cannot be proved. Don’t they know that the same kind of accusations could be made against them in the future? Do they now believe in presumptive guilt rather than presumptive innocence? We had better realize that when we accept unsupported accusations against anyone, we are stepping on a slippery slope and will slide into a bottomless pit filled with king cobras.
If Moore is innocent, and I believe he is, then he should fight valiantly for a senate seat. He should put on his armor, mount his steed, and do battle from Huntsville to Mobile. He should remind the voters that anyone can accuse anyone of anything and the charges cannot be substantiated. Moreover, this week Darrel Nelson, the stepson of the latest accuser, Beverly Young Nelson said, “the allegations are all lies.” Nelson says he supports Moore 100%!
Moore has been very controversial all his adult life and involved in many “hot” issues, yet these accusations just happened to be revealed a few weeks before his election! Come on, no honest, balanced, fair-minded person could believe that was unplanned. The charges and the timing are about as accidental and unplanned as the Rose Bowl Parade.
The only question is who sired the charges, Republicans or Democrats. By the way, I do believe in conspiracies, as anyone does who knows history.
Furthermore, let me point out the liberal hypocrisy in this matter. Many have made much of Moore dating teenagers and it was not wise. I would not have permitted my daughters to do that, but it is one thing to date a girl and another thing to molest her. So, dating teenagers is not an indictable offense. It was crass but not criminal.
Now we are told that the teens were vulnerable and he was a predator, but that has only been alleged. Moreover, two of the young women admitted that their mothers were very pleased they were dating Moore. He was considered a “catch.”
Moreover, it was common, especially in the south, for girls to date at a young age, and even marry very young. It was common to be married by 19 so they would be dating long before that age. This is true in history. According to Jewish customs, a young woman became betrothed to a young man as early as 12 years of age, although the consummation of their marriage did not happen until they were legally married in a few months or even years.
The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible points out, “It appears that both boys and girls were married very young. Later [after the New Testament period] the rabbis fixed the minimum age for marriage at twelve for girls and thirteen for boys.”
Jewish boys were expected to marry at sixteen or seventeen. In the Roman Empire, boys wore a white toga trimmed in red as a symbol of youth; however, at 14 to 17 years of age, they threw off the red and white toga and wore the pure white toga of a Roman man.
Screaming feminists have always insisted that women don’t need protection; after all, they can do anything a man can do–you know–spit, smoke, and swear. But now we are told that the teens Moore dated were violated just by the dating! Ladies, you can’t have it both ways. You told us that females are not helpless creatures who need doors opened for them or to be treated as breakable objects. Feminists have demanded that prostitution should be legal and the age of consent should be lowered because females have a right to control their own bodies. Therefore, lower the age of sexual consent.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote (with a feminist co-author) Sex Bias in the U.S. Code in 1977, demanding the reduction of the age of consent for sexual acts to persons who are “less than 12 years old.” She also wanted laws against bigamy, prostitution, the Mann Act, women in combat, and segregated prisons be revoked. She also wanted government-funded comprehensive child care and the traditional family concept of husband as breadwinner and wife as homemaker to be eliminated. Ruthie is a real sweetheart and promoter of female equality. She was paid with federal funds to write the book. Wonder if I could get paid by the government for writing my books.
The age of consent in Canada is 16 and, in Mexico, it is 12. In the various states, it is between 16 and 18. But Ginsburg wants girls to have the right to legal sex at less than 12 years of age! Yet teen girls were in danger when dating Moore even though he, in southern tradition, asked permission of their mothers! I don’t think Moore is a danger to morality: Ginsburg is the danger.
While Moore showed a lack of wisdom in dating young girls, he has proved in his adult life to make wise, yet very difficult, principled decisions. Like all of us, he learned from his past.
If Moore wins the Senate seat, he should walk into the senate chamber like a king going to his throne. Then he should thank Alabamians for sending him there and give his philosophy of serving. He should say he will vote with Republicans when they are right and with Democrats when they are right–maybe about every blue moon.
Then he should give his reasons why he will vote for or against a proposed bill–the same reasons I gave when I was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives. Each bill must meet these standards: Is it Constitutional? Is it family friendly? Do we really need this bill? Can we afford this bill? Will this bill expand government control and bigger government? I also added, “Is it biblical?” but then I’m shameless.
So most of his votes will be no, reminiscent of Senator Jesse Helms, known as Senator No.
While the Republicans and Democrats sit grinding their teeth, he should say that a southern gentleman never goes where he is not wanted and since the GOP has explicitly said they do not want him, that he will henceforth resign from the Republican Party! He will be an Independent. He won’t wait for the GOP to cast him out of their party. He will take the principled position of leaving the Grand Old Progressives to slowly decay, dwindle, decline, and die a natural death.
By his informed, balanced, and conservative record, he will show the nation what a true statesman is–since statesmen are as scarce in Washington as white dinosaurs in Kentucky.
If Moore wins the senate seat and is expelled from the senate for what he allegedly did 40 years ago, then every member of Congress will suffer many sleepless nights. What senator wants to set the precedent of being judged for his past sins? I mean, the senators may be cowardly, crass, crude, and cranky but they are not stupid. Well, all of them aren’t.
Americans will realize that we have at least one senator dedicated to truth who is as independent as a hog on ice.
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