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Saturday, December 09, 2017

Due process is a conservative principle

For four weeks, the Washington Establishment has insisted that Judge Roy Moore is a pedophile, and demanded that Alabamans elect Democrat Doug Jones.

They offered as proof a story in the Washington Post.

Don't make me laugh. The Washington Post has a history of Fake News.

And American history has a lengthy record of Fake Accusations from women who lie about rape. Tawana Brawley. The Duke lacrosse case. The University of Virginia fraternity case. Mattress Girl.

I gave Moore the benefit of the doubt, and the case has collapsed as holes in the original story swallowed it whole, and the second accuser admitted forging at least part of Moore's alleged autograph in her yearbook.

A character witness account of then-Captain Moore walking out of a club on Vietnam when he realized it was a whorehouse informed me that such a man would not molest young girls. If he had such an appetite, he would have slaked it in the outskirts of Danang.

But the intellectual curiosity of media people is abysmally small, and this applies to the ones who present themselves as conservative.

Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, sadly emulates William F. Buckley Jr., whose main accomplishment was in purging conservatism of his rivals, rather than acting on his principles.

Buckley's tenure as founding editor -- 1955 to 1990 -- coincided with the rise of liberalism and the enactment of legalized abortion, the Great Society social programs, and the EPA's strangulation of industry in the name of ecology.

I do not blame Buckley for this misfortune, I merely wish he was as effective in pushing the conservative agenda as he was in purging it of people he deemed impure.

Now Lowry does not like Steve Bannon and is appalled that Judge Moore still breathes. Lowry wrote for Politico, "The Garbage Case for Roy Moore," in which Lowry makes a garbage case against Moore.

Some samples:
With Democrats throwing John Conyers and Al Franken overboard, Senate Republicans would be welcoming into their ranks a potent symbol of sexual malfeasance to be used against them in the 2018 midterms.
And:
Democrats, at least some of them, now want to jettison Bill Clinton and are saying that they were wrong to defend him during his scandals. For his part, Bannon wants to pick up the ethics of the party of Clinton and transfer them into the GOP.
And:
Privately, Bannon can’t be thrilled that he’s stuck with Moore, and he must know that Moore is a kook, even if he can’t admit it in public. Bannon likes to attack everyone else in the party for lacking courage, but in Alabama, he’s afraid to admit he backed a bum candidate and afraid to acknowledge the truth about Moore.
I am curious to know why Lowry thinks he knows what Bannon thinks "privately." Could it be that this is projection because Lowry says things in public that are contrary to his true beliefs?

But as we have seen since Trump began his quest for the presidency that the men who speak the most about principle in Washington and Manhattan are the men with the least principle.

I believe in due process, in the presumption of innocence, and in the wisdom of the American people.

While certainly, I do not always agree with the results of every election, I certainly have learned to trust them over the elitists in our nation's political capital and in its financial center.

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26 comments:

  1. Essentially, the lugenpresse is composed of marxists and socialists. That's the way they advance their careers. Due process gets in the way of the narrative. Eggs and omelettes, right? Marxism has a nasty habit of killing off the actual producers in a society. You know, the folks who are too smart to be reeducated.

    Interesting days ahead. Marxism is based on jealousy and greed. The Bible points out that such behavior is sickness to the bone. It also points out that people infected with such a mental/spiritual disease aren't recoverable. That's why Marxist insurrections are solved by shooting everyone who thinks that way. That's where we are headed.

    Due process? Meaningless when they are prepared to kill you.

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    1. You mispelled sociopath. --BJ54

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  2. Publicly, I don’t like Lowery and am appalled by him. MAGA. Go Moore!!! Covfefe.

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  3. I don't trust what Politico says. Just like the NYT and WaPoo.

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  4. "I believe in due process, in the presumption of innocence, and in the wisdom of the American people". I believe that when the next one of these things come up, I'll look here to see what Mr. Suber has to say about it before coming to any conclusions.

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    1. When it comes to "keeping your head when all about you are losing theirs" I agree wholeheartedly: Don Surber's clear insights have sustained me through the election and first year, so far, of the President we absolutely NEED at this time in history - who will go down in history as one of the best since Washington himself.

      Thank you, Don !!

      (Posted in error as a stand-alone: meant it as this "reply" so deleted and re-posted)

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  6. Ben Shapiro, Lowry, hell almost any "conservative" pundit mentions "credible accusations" against Moore, even as the case implodes. I keep asking in comments and on Minds for these "credible accusations", to no avail.

    I don't really care about the democrat position, since you don't blame a moth for eating your clothes. But I am really tired of our side adopting the Clinton/Lena Dunham position. Always believe the woman.

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    1. "Credible accusations" are nothing. "Credible evidence" is something. - Elric

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    2. LUPO-lying until proven otherwise. Observable, provable facts....not whipping up emotion.

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    3. Remember:accusations are not convictions and anecdotes are not evidence. And Democrats don't care about anything or anyone but themselves. --BJ54

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  7. Lowry believes in virtue over expediency but Bannon believes that in politics expediency is virtue. I prefer Bannon's view myself. We are at war with a pitiless foe who deserves no quarter.

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    1. He may, but what strikes you as salient has been the willingness of various Acela Corridor fredocons to believe quite dodgy characters applying no critical distance at all.

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  8. If I know Judge Roy, expect a Major Revelation about Jones by Monday morning. Along the lines of Dachsund puppie carnal knowledge. The Hard Left made these rules and now we're gonna beat em at those too.

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    1. Judge Moore has announced he's suing the accusers. Says "I won't settle, either!"
      So, there's that.
      JimNorCal

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  9. Times have changed. In this America, Judge Moore stands out by living his life based on Biblical Truth. Currently, that's an outlier.
    Having said that, will the Senate spontaneously combust because it includes one enthusiastic Christian in its membership?
    I don't think so.
    JimNorCal

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    1. It would be amusing to see the Senate spontaneously combust. Be sure to wear safety glasses. - Elric

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    2. I am expecting a few of the RINOs to have attacks of con-science and switch parties over Judge Moore's land slide. It would not shock me if McInsane and Grahmnasty switched. Maybe McCon-em-all as well.

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  10. As a central Alabam voter, I went for Mo Brooks in the primary. The deck was stacked against him when the Senate leader, McConnell, poured upwards of 40 million in campaign ads targeting Brooks. In the runoff, McConnell’s hey-boy, Luther Strange, could have beat Moore but everybody knew it was McConnell Moore was running against. So we got Moore - and McConnell’s big plan blew up. Lots of conservative voters are holding their nose and voting Moore because the Jones resume is a Clinton look alike.

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    1. Alabama Republicans Tuesday.
      Moore is too high-octane for some, but he'll certainly help Drain the D.C. swamp.

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    2. As for Lowry & Goldberg & the VichyCons,
      high-estrogen seems their problem.
      Pathetic.

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    3. Luther Strange's campaign spent $5.5 million, not $40 million.

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    4. If you're talking about the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the sum total of their spending (coast to coast) during the 2015-16 election cycle was $48 million. I seriously doubt they sank $40 million into Alabama this year.

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  11. Judge Moore will win going away by at least 5 points. McConnell’s anti-tea Party strong conservative strategy has blown up in his face over the shenanigans he’s orchestrated over the last two election cycles or longer, and the voters are “woke” to his “never Conservative” strategy. Dem/Progressives are simply running their anti-Conservative playbook of accusing the other side of what the Dems/Progressives are most guilty of themselves.

    NOT working anymore. All conservative voters are wise to their tricks.

    We can easily remove Moore if elected, and there is NO reason to elect Jones who is as liberal as Chuck-E Schumer, and would oppose every aspect of Trump’s MAGA agenda.

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  12. Buckley was not in a position to 'purge' anyone. He could refuse to publish people in his magazine (whose circulation might have averaged about 65,000 during the years he edited it) and he could commission and approve articles taking such people to task. The thing is, the list of people too outre for National Review are not that impressive. Here it is:

    1. The academic 'New Conservatives' of the 1950s (Peter Viereck, Clinton Rossiter). No there there.

    2. Max Eastman and other village atheists

    3. Those on the masthead of The American Mercury and of like disposition. Their shtick was a pre-occupation with Jews.

    4. Ayn Rand and the Objectivist circle. Again, a sect of no great consequence, and, in a word, bizarre. (See the affair which triggered the destruction of organized Objectivism in 1968).

    5. The John Birch Society. Because nucking futz.

    6. George Wallace ("a flagitious demagogue"). Unlike these others, Wallace actually had a considerable public constituency. Problem: Wallace was a vulgar opportunist and his signature cause (segregation) was not worth defending. (State autonomy, local autonomy, and freedom of contract were worth defending, but implementing those policies in full do not lead to a political economy resembling Alabama ca. 1955).

    You might wish to add the Rockford Institute and the like. The trouble is, they excommunicated the rest of the right, not the other way around. The one among them cut from the rolls of the conventional right was Joseph Sobran, who all but asked to be sh!tcanned.

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  13. All Reps should be repeating -- Dem Feminists are known to lie, and Dem media loves to print lies against Republicans. If Moore is guilty, he should resign -- but he should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

    Electing a Democrat now is a terrible disaster, now.

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