Twitter is once again humming with grumbling and murmurs from the torch and pitchfork mob. The angry masses of progressive liberals desperately want to place Jim Jordan on the gallows and in so doing, prevent him from becoming House Speaker. Unfortunately for them, and to the dismay of Californians, they’re grasping at straws.
In 2018, coincidentally around the time that rumors concerning Jordan being tapped as successor to outgoing Speaker of the House Rep Paul Ryan, some serious allegations from a handful of OSU wrestlers emerged into the spotlight. The accusers story was that during Jordans tenure at OSU, team physician Richard Strauss sexually assaulted wrestlers. They further stated that Jim Jordan knew of the abuse, and failed to act. Truly, a story worthy of a Lifetime Movie.
Overnight the ripple effect of this story spread like food poisoning from a street sushi vendor. Blood thirsty liberals descended screaming for Jordans head on a Lance because he’s an “enabler” or “complicit” or that the situation is somehow “typical for GOP” to condone sexually deviant behavior. We will ignore the laundry list of liberal deviants to be outed in recent history, as it isn’t relevent to this situation.
In response to the accusations, Ohio State University launched an investigation. Making fruitful investigation was made difficult by the fact that Strauss committed suicide in 2005. This small detail however, is important enough so as to completely annihilate the arguments made by the liberal mob.
In American jurisprudence, we are presumed innocent, until proven guilty in a court of law. We also have the right to a speedy and fair trial, and to face our accusers. It would prove difficult to allow Strauss his Constitutional rights to face his accusers or mount a proper defense because he is deceased. Therefore, in from a legal standpoint, the accusations against him are unproveable, as though they didn’t occur.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
The mobs are after Jordan,though. Had Strauss been available for trial, likely the charges against Jordan would be something like obstruction of Justice or being an accessory after the fact. Serious charges, to be sure. Certainly serious business for one who would be Speaker of the House. However, once again, Strauss is most definitely unfit to stand trial.
Common law states that an accessory cannot be tried before the principal is convicted, unless the accessory and principal are tried together.
Strauss is not likely to be convicted because he’s dead. He was never so much as accused, let alone charged while he was alive.
Our Constitution is truly, a masterpiece. It very carefully and meticulously establishes not only our freedoms, but also our protections from an unjust government. The sixth amendment provides for our protections from an unjust criminal conviction.
What makes this controversy truly absurd is this…the Democrat leadership knows everything bit of this is true. They’re fully aware the case against Jim Jordan is a steaming pile we might expect to see on the streets of San Francisco. They chose to overlook the Law, and instead are trying Jordan in the Court of Public Opinion. They’re relying on the ignorance of the American people to destroy the career of another public servant. They’re dumping on the Constitution because it’s Party before People.