The notion that certain Americans are preemptively guilty of wrongdoing, whether there’s any corroborating evidence to back up an accusation or not, isn’t reserved for conservatives who happen to be in contention for a Supreme Court seat. In the hierarchy of progressive values, due process is a bottom dweller.
Over the past decade, you could see the illiberalism evolving on college campuses, where Democrats subverted basic standards of justice. It was the Obama administration that demanded schools judge cases of alleged sexual assaults under a “clear and convincing evidence” rather than on a “preponderance of evidence,” allowing accusers to appeal “not guilty” findings, and permitting punishment to be meted out before any investigation was even conducted, among other big problems. Democrats are simply shepherding those corrosive standards into the real world.
Another area of American life where we continue to see egregious attacks on the presumption of innocence is gun ownership. You might remember that a couple of years ago Democrats engaged in a much-covered congressional “sit-in” to support legislation that would have stripped Americans who’d been placed on secret government watch lists — hundreds of thousands of people who had never been convicted, much less accused, of any crime — of their constitutional right to bear arms.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in fact, proposed legislation that would not only have restricted American citizens who found themselves on faulty watchlists today, but anyone who had been on any watchlist at any time during the past five years and anyone who had traveled to select Middle Eastern countries. Apparently, Democrats believe limiting the number of refugees from Syria is unconstitutional, but explicitly restricting the constitutional rights of legal immigrants who happen to be from Syria is just fine.
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