The following press release was issued at midnite on 24 September 2018, by Sheriff Richard Mack:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT SHERIFF RICHARD MACK (RET.) 480-840-9091
CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFFS AND PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
Now that the entire world knows who Dr. Christine Ford is as a result of her accusations and allegations all aimed at the once 17 year old Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the political jabs going the Judge’s direction range from tar and feathering to a slap on the hand. However, it does appear that most Democrats and Republicans agree (at least the ones in the “DC Swamp”) that Dr. Ford “deserves to be heard” and “deserves a chance to tell her story.” Well, the CSPOA disagrees. The stance of the CSPOA is that Dr. Ford’s accusations deserve no direct, in person attention by the Senate nor any of its committees. There are several reasons for this.
Yes, Dr. Ford deserves to be treated with respect.
And that respect dictates that she be heard in the proper forum, local law enforcement. The Senate nor the FBI, nor any other Federal agency has any legal jurisdiction in a sexual abuse case. These are state matters, dictated so by the Constitution’s “enumerated powers” doctrine. The only reason anyone would have for pushing the Senate to have any part in this case would be to receive the report from the proper local jurisdiction, or to prolong the
confirmation vote, as everybody knows serves only the Democrats. Sadly, it seems that Professor Ford might be a useful, if not willing, pawn in their desperate plan to derail it. Reportedly, she has received death threats, her home address has been tweeted publically, and she has had to change her residence location, at least for the time being. All the time reportedly wanting to remain anonymous. The question is, “who outed her?”
Dr. Ford (or her handlers) has demanded that if she were to testify before the Judiciary Committee, that she would only do so if Judge Kavanaugh were not present and that if he had any defense to offer that he would do such before Dr. Ford’s testimony. Thus, denying Judge Kavanaugh’s Sixth Amendment right to confront the “witnesses against him.” It’s a sacred Constitutional principle called Due Process.
Therefore, the only way Dr. Ford’s accusations make any sense is if you look at them politically. From that angle they make a great deal of sense. But even then; would it not be reasonable to look at the age of the alleged participants in this 35 year old incident. Would it not be appropriate to consider that, even if something improper did happen, a 17 year old boy may have made a mistake, one which, from all indications, that he never did again in his entire life. Would it not be incumbent upon us all, even Democrats, to forgive and forget a 17 year old’s indiscretion, look at his family, his life, and his exemplary career in public service and reasonably conclude that this is a good man?
An accusation that cannot go anywhere should not be investigated and thus the accuser likewise does not deserve to be heard in the senate. Unless of course she wants to do the right thing and let Judge Kavanaugh know that she recognizes that he is no longer that 17 year old boy and wish him well as he becomes a member of the highest court in the land.
The CSPOA wishes Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh well as they both resume their lives and continue on with their chosen careers.