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Christine Ford Has Taught Us That Liberals Hate the Sixth Amendment. Here’s Why.

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Today, Christine Ford informed the Senate Judiciary Committee that she would, at last, agree to testify on the incident she alleges took place between herself and Brett Kavanaugh in 1983.

She did, however, ask for more time to “negotiate” the conditions of her testimony.

There’s only one problem–she has no right to do so.

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Ford originally agreed to testify before walking it back and saying she would like the FBI to first investigate Kavanaugh, something that would be out of the FBI’s jurisdiction as the crime would have been a state crime to be investigated by local police.

Now, she says she would only like the senators to question her during her testimony, instead of Kavanaugh’s lawyer, and to testify after Kavanaugh.

The Democrats, who dropped her story as an eleventh-hour hail mary attempt to stop the confirmation they’ve been vehemently opposing since before they even knew who Kavanaugh was, are unsurprisingly adamantly supporting Ford’s unusual requests.

There’s only one, huge problem.

Ford’s requests aren’t just unusual.

They’re unconstitutional. 

In this nation, we have a little thing called the Bill of Rights, and in it, everyone is guaranteed a right to face their accusers in court. You absolutely cannot be compelled to testify to your own innocence before you are given the opportunity to hear the accusation made against you.

The Sixth Amendment reads:

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.

No matter where you go in the country or what court you are in, what makes our nation’s unique liberties so secure is that every single individual has the right to a fair trial and to answer the accusations made to them.

Kavanaugh has emphatically agreed to testify and has categorically denied every detail of Ford’s story. If Ford is telling the truth, and she would like her story to be taken into account as Kavanaugh is scrutinized by Congress before being appointed to the Supreme Court or not, our Founding Fathers have ensured both she and Kavanaugh have the means for justice to be served, freely and fairly.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is not her personal kangaroo court where Kavanagh may be condemned based on her word alone. Unfortunately, she has no evidence, no witnesses, and few details to provide to corroborate the claims she is making.

It will be a sad and terrible day in American when anyone can accuse someone else of a crime with no evidence and expect to be believed with no constitutional, due process.

Sexual assault is always wrong, but the best way to combat it is to properly scrutinize the charges before a court so that the integrity of our judicial system is maintained.

Hopefully, this is what we will see this week.

 

 

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TOO SWEET: These Seventh Graders Saved Their Money for Amazing Act of Chivalry on Valentine’s Day

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They say that chivalry is dead, but I say we’ve got hope in the next generation.

In a world where simple acts of gentlemanliness are often denounced as “patriarchal” and gender is supposedly a social construct, it is great to see men and boys unswayed by silly modern notions and going out of their way to be chivalrous.

A boy named Tristian Valentine teamed up with two of his friends to buy 300 pink carnations to pass out to all the girls and female staff at their school on Valentine’s Day so that none of them would be without a gift.

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“He wanted every young lady to feel special that day and accepted,” Principal Sarah Guerrero, who happily approved the plan when the boys asked for permission, told USA Today.

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After getting the go-ahead, Valentine rallied the troops, which included 6th grader Lincoln Holmes and 7th grader Kyan Rice. Together, the three of them pooled their cash and earned enough to buy several hundred pink carnations, ensuring no one would be left out.

“We wanted every girl to feel important and special on Valentine’s Day,” their ringleader, Valentine, told KMBC. “We worked hard to make sure it was going to be a surprise to everybody. I only told a few friends, and the girls seemed surprised and happy.”

“I got chills seeing it happen,” the principal added. “The ladies were so excited. It gives them something to look up to and feel good about themselves. It’s also what makes Summit Trail special.”

“I donated $100 of my own money,” 7th grader Rice said. “I had the money from soccer refereeing. Tristan and his mom got the flowers Wednesday and brought them to school today. Lincoln and I got here early, and we started handing them out.”

Too sweet!

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Film Industry Expert Explains How Christians Can Engage the Culture Through Film (and Why We Should)

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We live in an era when Hollywood couldn’t be more opposed to Christianity.

The silver screen is often wrought with violence, sex, scandal, and worldly ideology, not to mention rhetoric that is starkly opposed to that of the teachings in the Lord’s Word.

On top of all that, Hollywood has a history of crudely twisting biblical themes…let’s not get started on the “Noah” movie or last year’s “Mother.”

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In spite of all this, however, Stephan Schultze, the executive director of the cinematic arts department at Liberty University, recently explained in an interview with The Christian Post why it is more important than ever for Christians to use film to spread the Gospel.

And that, as he knows from personal experience, it’s entirely possible for Christians to get involved in the film industry because of the Gospel.

“[The film industry] has great potential to shape culture,” Schultze explains, explaining that filmmakers are creatively obliged to be mindful of the worldview their work presents.

“But it can go awry and in the wrong direction and affect culture in an inappropriate way…filmmakers design and create content that drives traffic to their movie in order to make the next movie. When the film industry is least healthy, it’s driving traffic in a way that’s unproductive for us to engage in conversation and to care about one another, or it’s successfully violent and dehumanizes what it’s like to be a human.”

As an active industry professional, Schultze speaks from experience. He’s contributed to projects directed by Hollywood legends James Cameron Ron Underwood, as well as worked in every facet of the film industry from major motion films, television, music videos, commercials, industrial videos, and countless independent films.

In the many decades that his vast experience has spanned, Schultze says there is one vital truth he has learned: whatever your role in the film industry may be, your outward behavior plays a big role in the outcome of the project you’re involved with, which gives Christians an amazing tool with which to impact the culture and share the life-changing message of the Gospel.

“At the end of the day in the film industry, you attract what you’re like. If you’re kind, you attract people who want to work with you,” he says. “If you’re quick to anger, if you’re cavalier in your personal life, and you bring that onto a set, that it is what you end up with at the end of the day.”

“If you’re someone of the faith, how you demonstrate your faith…when it’s really hard, when you’re really pushing through a difficult moment…it’ll reflect extremely well in your opportunity to have someone say, ‘Wow, you’re different, what’s different about you?’” he continues.

“That’s what we try to emulate,” he continues. “We tell our students, ‘You have this great opportunity, and it’ll show up when it’s the hardest day you ever had, and that’s the day you can’t let that down. That’s the day you’ve got to push forward in a way that separates you from the pack.’”

This is certainly advice that applies to any industry. The Bible admonishes us to do everything we do unto the Lord (Col 3:23-24), so whether we scrub toilets or direct blockbuster films, in trials and challenges, by hard work, perserverence, and everyday kindess, we have an endless supply of opportunities to let Christ’s light shine through us.

Praise Him!

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