“Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are serious. She is accusing him of violent attempted rape. “I thought he might inadvertently kill me. He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing,” she told The Washington Post, recounting the alleged incident at a high school party “one summer in the early 1980s. But her story is also growing less believable by the day. Here are eight reasons why it’s hardly “anti-woman” for senators to question her account at Thursday’s hearing…” Click “Eight big problems for Christine Blasey Ford’s story” for the rest of the article.
Note: We have two ‘conflicting’ precepts. The first is that accusations of this nature should be taken seriously and properly investigated — period. The second is that everyone accused is (legally) innocent until proven guilty. What should be our mindset, our attitude, in the face of this ‘conflict’ (which really ought not be a conflict)? The answer is simple, neutrality. We should be hearing and pondering as objectively, rationally, and critically as possible. And yet, we should also be able to make reasonable inferences from the information that both sides bring before us. A detective may have his leads, suspicions, hunches, etc. but he must never allow such to distract him, to obscure his clear, unhindered vision. So if you read the article, remember her right to have her story heard and investigated but remember also Kavanaugh’s right to be heard as well, and to not be hastily judged/condemned, and to not have his character and name impugned/defamed with little facts, and questionable ones at that. You may argue, that doesn’t sound neutral/impartial. Perhaps, but you must ask yourselves: are the eight points covered in the article sufficient enough cause to deem the matter questionable? I think they are — but time, and testimony, hopefully will tell.