Dear Editor,

The Senate Committee Hearings have been quite the spectacle; a fiasco to put it bluntly. Skepticism rings heavy on both sides, partisanship is prevalent in the political arena.

 

Truth is…somebody is lying. Brett Kavanaugh may not have had sexual relations with that woman, or he may have. I don’t know, that’s not what I’m here to discuss. My sight, my perspective is pondering upon something much more.

 

Justice is not exacted through such things as “hear-say” and perpetrators are not guilty until allegations and accusations are proven Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.

 

Hearsay has become a weapon for many would be victims in American society. By “would be”, I simply mean not all accusations are true. That is a fact of life. Emotion sometimes runs rampant, and people say things that are false for their own personal gain.

 

Don’t be fooled. Nobody is perfect. We’ve all lied at some point. But, it’s not just up to judges, lawyers, or juries to decide whether crimes have transpired; it is ultimately up to The Law itself. In this great nation, ALL are Innocent Until Proven Guilty. But, as of late, I’ve been observing that many in the public-eye have fallen, lost their reputations and jobs all through hearsay and allegations that have not been verified in many cases.

 

Bill Cosby was sentenced to prison, because his innocence was revoked through a jury. They found him to be guilty. A lot of other men who are being called predators have not seen a court of law to be criminalized or to determined blameless. Mob Rule has dictated their demises; our collective society is holding some individuals hostage and destroying them in the process.

 

Just because I say the sky is green, doesn’t make it so. Investigate, gather evidence, form a hypothesis, a conclusion. Don’t just take my word as gospel. We as humans can only confirm through extensive study. I’m dumbfounded by how the media has taken some of these stories, not just sexual harassment, but all of it, and they’ve ran with it. There’s been no journalism; just sensationalism.

 

It’s not even fake news, it’s lazy news. Tell the people the truth, if you can’t or won’t, then shut it down. Allow the real stories to surface, instead of targeting individuals every other day and trying to ruin their careers, names, and families.

 

I’ve not seen a real news story in a dog’s age. I know more about Harvey Weinstein than I do the Las Vegas Shooting. That’s not good, folks.

 

Don’t believe the hype. Even if Judge Kavanaugh raped Dr. Ford, or committed other acts of sexual deviance, the act will be revealed. But, I wouldn’t trust the crooked congressmen in DC to get to the bottom of it. We must believe in The Law of The Land, the law is living. Justice is blind, and deals with crimes accordingly. Our Senators can’t even balance a budget, and now they're holding Kangaroo Court sessions.

 

Kavanaugh is innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around. The rudimentary way in which the country is handling these instances of sexual abuse is ridiculous. Every man in America is looking over their shoulder, even dodging their soulmates for fear that they may face allegations of sexual harassment. Excuse my political incorrectness.

 

A successful, heterosexual man who womanizes shouldn’t be crucified without a juries okay. All you hear-sayers need to go to Vatican-City and protest the real molesters.

 

Innocent Until Proven Guilty means what it means. We can’t have it both ways. Don’t tread on these people, subject them to the law. Show me the evidence, make solid conclusions. The Lord said: “Vengeance is Mine. I will Repay Thee.”

 

Who are we to say otherwise?

 

Brandon S. Todd

Kings Mountain, NC