Politics are behind allegations

To the editor:

Abusing women of any age is wrong and should not happen, and no one should be falsely accused and convicted without evidence in a courtroom or by the kangaroo court we call the media. If we are going to start convicting people with public opinion, freedom is lost forever.

When it comes to candidate Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate from Alabama, it is easy to see this is a political witch hunt.

These stories started with the Washington Post, which is a media arm of the Democrat Party and is known for fake news. The only evidence is a discredited yearbook claiming Moore signed it, but even that is not evidence of attempted rape. These allegations are 40 years old and were never mentioned in any of the Moore campaigns over the years. Why now?

Moore has emphatically denied all of these sensational claims. The judge has lived an exemplary life that includes risking his judgeship defending the Ten Commandments.

The most serious accuser says the judge attempted to rape her, but she never told anyone for 40 years. She says she was for Trump but her voter registration is inactive. Her only evidence is a yearbook she says the judge signed but she refused to let an expert verify the signature. Her spokesperson, Gloria Allred, is evasive when asked questions about the signature? When asked by NBC News, Allred admitted, “I haven’t asked” if accuser saw Moore sign her yearbook. The note on the yearbook shows a DA after the Moore’s name, although he was not a district attorney at the time.

Allred is the feminist arm of the Democrat Party and has a history of grandstand political stunts.

Other accusers claim sexual advances, but not attempted rape — it has become about their age at the time being they were in their teens, 16 to 18 and one 14. One of the accusers worked for Hillary Clinton during her campaign.

There is zero evidence accompanying any claim against Moore. When put in context of 40 years ago, the story evaporates like an ice cube in fire. Parental consent is all that is needed in Alabama at age 14 to marry or date.

The age of consent is still 16 in Alabama. Putting things into context discredits all of these claims. You may remember famous superstar Jerry Lee Lewis, who’s first wife was 13 when he married her — that was not uncommon in Alabama 40 years ago.

Mega superstar Elvis Presley dated Priscilla Beaulieu when she was 14 and he married her when she was 22.

The point is the culture of the past was different than it is now, even though the age of consent is still 16 and parents can still give consent to marry or date today. These allegations against Moore are obviously political in nature and should be discarded by Alabama voters.

Bob Connors

Bridgeport

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