The Presumption of Innocence

 

Just a quick word on Roy Moore. I think the man is an idiot who should not be in a position to represent the Republican party in any capacity. Having said that I also believe in justice and its proper application, By that I mean in the United States there must always be a presumption of innocence. The Latin phase is “ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat” (the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies.) In other words, it is up to the accuser to prove that anything happened and that the accused is responsible. While this is used in criminal cases it must also be used in our everyday belief in fair play.

 

The accusations occurred 40 years ago and as such will be almost impossible to prove. The only things that can be judged are the facts of Judge Moore’s life and actions. I find it too consequential that the accusations have also come after it is too late for his named to be removed.

 

The people of Alabama must now decide the fate of Roy Moore. The rest of us must decide if we will find truth in facts or just go along with a crowd mentality.    

 

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