Joe Biden Monday said women who get into the “glaring lights of focus, nationally” and accuse men of sexual misconduct should be assumed to be basically telling the truth.
Liberals accuse President Trump of discarding social norms. But they are happy to eradicate the foundations of our society – starting with the Constitution – for their own peculiar agendas. In this case, we’re discarding the assumption of innocence on the part of the accused. As bad as sexual assault is, assuming the accused to be guilty is nothing short of mob justice.
Biden, a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, of all things, spoke at a reception in Washington:
For a woman to come forward in the glaring lights of focus, nationally, you’ve got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she’s talking about is real, whether or not she forgets facts, whether or not it’s been made worse or better over time. But nobody fails to understand that this is like jumping into a cauldron.
Certainly, any woman who reluctantly tells a true story about being assaulting and submits herself to public scrutiny on the matter is incredibly brave. But our whole system of justice is predicated on the notion that we don’t know if the accusation is true without proof. And as a legal matter, this doesn’t stand if the culture also doesn’t reflect it. That is, it’s not just something that has to be assumed by the courts, but by the public in matters not being tried. Otherwise: Mob rule.
Joe Biden is even more dangerous than many to his left because he shares most of their views and yet, he is taken seriously. Watch if he ever becomes president for him to serve his agenda with abuse of power far greater than anything Trump has attempted.
Also, he may eventually regret what he just said.