Perhaps the more accurate title of this post should be ‘When will Leftists protest these civil rights’? FIRE’s Susan Kruth’s article on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s revised regulations outlines changes to Obama administration’s anti-due process regulations.

Let’s be clear. The Obama administration’s Education Department was anti-civil rights. When it came to dealing with alleged sexual assault on campus, the Obama administration’s Education Department “encouraged schools to have a single investigator adjudicate sexual misconduct cases through a series of separate meetings with the parties and witnesses.” By contrast, the DeVos-proposed regulations pertaining to alleged sexual assault “requires that schools ‘must provide for a live hearing’ when adjudicating a case.”

In other words, universities must allow a cross-examination of the accuser. Nameless, faceless accusers won’t have their ‘day in court’. Kruth continues with this:

Having a live hearing ensures that all parties can see exactly the same evidence and testimony that the fact-finder is seeing, so that he or she can rebut that evidence and testimony as fully as he or she is able.

The department’s new rules go on to require a typical and critically important feature of live hearings: cross-examination of all witnesses, including the parties. The Supreme Court has called cross-examination the “greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth,” and it can be especially paramount in cases that hinge on witness testimony, as the Sixth Circuit emphasized just two months ago.

How an administration that swore an oath to uphold the Constitution can deprive people of this basic civil right is startling. Further, it’s time to admit that leftist Democrats are now fascists and/or anarchists. IF you think I’m kidding, check out Eric Swalwell’s proposal:

In a USA Today op-ed entitled “Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., argued Thursday that prior proposals to ban assault weapons “would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come.”

Look at the mental gymnastics Rep. Swalwell employs to justify this confiscation:

You’re probably wondering what gun confiscation has to do with due process rights. That’s a fair question. They’re both part of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. The right to keep and bear arms is a sacred right. I prefer referring to it as the right to protect myself and my family. It’s a natural right. The Supreme Court has called the right to due process and to confront your accuser the “greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.”

It isn’t supposition to say that Democrats have opposed the right to protect yourself and your family from burglars and criminals as vigorously as they’ve opposed the right of people to cross-examine their accusers. What other constitutional rights do Democrats want to sacrifice on the altar of political correctness?

4 Responses to “Will Leftists protest this?”

  • eric z says:

    In light of the unfair move against the U MN, Twin Cities football team members for an off-campus incident where due process cried for attention, and the Clayes firing (to be replaced by Joe Rah-Rah who loses games rowing boats), these are fair reforms. On a different matter, any thoughts about:
    https://theintercept.com/2018/11/13/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-sunrise-activists-nancy-pelosi/

    That’s the same Pelosi your GOP guys are constantly running against, instead of honestly running against opposition candidates. Any U.S. House thoughts, helpful or otherwise, now that the majority’s shifted?

  • Gary Gross says:

    There’s no doubt that Pelosi is a skilled politician in terms of keeping her troops together. These newly-minted progressives will challenge her abilities.

    As for the Left’s policies, I relish running against them nationally. Here in Minnesota, that’s probably another story.

  • eric z says:

    Thanks, Gary. Seeing your new post, 14 years is two more than each of the last two governors. You need term limits.

    Have you a value for the total number of posts you’ve written, since post No. 1? More than Walter Payton’s total number of yards, probably.

  • Gary Gross says:

    I don’t top Sweetness’ rushing yards but I top Jim Brown’s. FYI- I’ve officially written 12,888 posts in those 14 years.

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