Random thoughts of the day

♣ – The problem with the illegal “preponderance of the evidence” standard the Obama regime is pushing in college sexual assault investigations is that due process requires that the traditional “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard be used in investigating allegations. This is why there are a number of lawsuits against universities for violating due process rights of the accused. Let’s not destroy civil liberties in fight against rape as we already have in the War on Drugs.

♣ – Speaking of the fight against rape culture, assuming that all men are sexual predators (which is implied in the statement “teach men not to rape”) helps no one. When you lump all men in the category of sexual predator as some feminists have done, you only manage to shut down a needed dialogue about consent and basic respect for women.

♣ – OK, let me get this straight. Victor White shot himself in the back, while handcuffed? In the patrol car? After he had been patted down and arrested? Really? Do the Louisiana State Police actually expect anyone to believe this?

♣ – Government officials in Rotherham should read Leviticus 20 and be terrified of the wrath of Almighty God.

♣ – From the Washington Post: “Attack ads have their plus sides.” I’ve written about this subject before, defending negative campaigning and arguing that in some cases candidates for office have an obligation to go negative. People love to complain about negativity, and candidates love to whine about it when they are attacked, but negative campaigning serves a crucial role in our electoral system. Most importantly, negative and dirty are not the same.

♣ – Do militant homosexuals want equal rights or special rights? It sure looks like the latter.

♣ – As much as I respect Thomas Sowell, he misses the point regarding police militarization. The real problem in police militarization is not armored vehicles more appropriate for a battlefield than an American city, but with the “promiscuous use of SWAT teams” against nonviolent civilians. Riots, hostage situations and barricaded suspects (which is what SWAT teams are supposed to be for) are rare, but paramilitary raids to stop some stoners from lighting up doobies are not.

♣ – I tried the Twinkies with the “blue raspberry” filling and I have to wonder what Hostess was thinking with that particular color combination. The colors combine to look like something you do not want to see on your Twinkie.

3 thoughts on “Random thoughts of the day

  1. “The problem with the illegal “preponderance of the evidence” standard the Obama regime is pushing in college sexual assault investigations is that due process requires that the traditional “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard be used in investigating allegations.”

    Still found nowhere in the Constitution.

    “OK, let me get this straight. Victor White shot himself in the back, while handcuffed? In the patrol car? After he had been patted down and arrested? Really? Do the Louisiana State Police actually expect anyone to believe this?”

    Standard procedure in Dixie and elsewhere for decades.

    Like

  2. Michael, if George W. Bush or Mitt Romney or John McCain was President and pushing a “preponderance of the evidence” standard in prosecuting criminal behavior you would be screaming from the rooftops about the denial of civil liberties. And you know it. Your partisan hypocrisy is glaring.

    The Constitution demands due process.

    Due process requires a standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

    This has been firmly established in case law.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s