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Roy Moore and half-your-age-plus-seven

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Roy Moore and half-your-age-plus-seven

Right on time, The Washington Post published its hit piece on Judge Roy Moore. A hit piece is what it was, but that doesn’t discredit the content inside. Roy Moore did an interview with Sean Hannity giving a bizarre and uninspiring defense against his sex abuse allegations. In this interview, he claims he dated a lot of young ladies once he returned from the military. He also doesn’t firmly deny dating teenagers and gives a conflicting account of whether they were adults. This especially shows when he claims to always have their mother’s permission. Perhaps Roy Moore is a true gentleman in that regard, but chivalry goes out the window if these allegations are true.

Half Your Age Plus Seven

Society has a lot of ambiguities with the rules of dating, these days. Many we as Christians do not agree with. Whether Roy Moore molested Leigh Corfman or not, his life shows a pattern of being in violation of a widely known dating rule designed to establish appropriate boundaries between two adults. A man or woman should not be in a romantic relationship with someone who is younger than half their age plus seven. I started dating my wife when I was 19 and she was 18. Half my age(always rounding down), 9+7=16. See it gets a little tricky below the age of majority, but let’s keep this discussion in the context of adult dating.

In many ways this rule works to keep people who are in similar stages of life. For instance, a 30 year old and a 20 year old, while both adults are in completely different stages of life. However the differences become far less pronounce for a 90 year old to date a 52 year old. Still a little odd, but not all that inappropriate like a 25 year old dating an 18 year old.

Roy Moore and dating

The biggest supporting evidence for Roy Moore sex allegations, outside of what The Washington Post wrote, is the pattern in his life of disregarding the Half Your Age Plus Seven rule. Roy Moore was 32 when accused of abusing Corfman. Clear violation. The accusations made by Gloria Thacker Deason weren’t abusive in any way. Roy Moore recalls her as 19 or older  and let’s for the sake of the argument, assume it’s true. While this in no way is sexual misconduct, Roy Moore is admitting to a violation of the rule.

If Roy Moore did not have the normal boundaries for dating that would deem the relationship with Deason unappealing, then what is to make the accusations made by Miller and Gibson less believable. While Corfman’s accusation is outside the behavior of what we can observe about Roy Moore, the other three(really two) accusers aren’t.

Roy Moore does go on to have a successful marriage even without the rules. In 1985, at age 38, he married Kayla Kisor, who was 24. The two are still married. Now this was a violation of the Half Your Age Plus Seven rule. But if 14 years wasn’t too much of an age difference for Roy Moore, then was 11 years (Deason), 16 (Miller), 17 (Gibson) to much of a difference? Most of us could easily show that we don’t romance people with profound age differences from ourselves. Roy Moore cannot and his marriage is evidence for this.

The consistency of Roy Moore’s actions

Moore’s dating track record is the biggest piece of evidence that shows that two of the misconduct allegations are believable. However this track record does not suggest what Leigh Corman accuses him of doing is more believable than what The Washington Post presents. That is a much more severe case with actions out of the ordinary from the other two allegations. In fact, the other three women say that the physicality of their relationship never went beyond kissing and hugging. The more physical people are when dating, the harder it is to simply stay at kissing and hugging which is what Gibson says was all that happened. Her affiliation happened after Corfman’s alleged incident. So while, Moore’s track record serves to condemn him with romancing late teenagers, it can also provide context that suggests anything beyond first base was outside of his playbook in dating. However, I’ll end this thought by saying it’s hard to imagine a 38 year old man staying pure until his wedding day.

Nature of sin

No one randomly wakes up and says they want to grope a 14 year old. This isn’t “one mistake” but a process, a series of “one mistakes” that cumulated into pedophilia. People aren’t born pedophiles, they become them. Often times that first step is pornography. They choose teen porn, then child porn, and then graduate to pursuing prepubecent minors. If Roy Moore was a pedophile, then I’d wager there are other victims, especially since he seems to have dated quite a bit before marriage. Hopefully if there are other victims, they come forward.

Takeaway

Roy Moore confirms that he has an interest in younger women, even, or especially, those outside of the normal confines of adult dating. The question we are asking is whether Roy Moore was a man looking for love with no regards to the Half Your Age Plus Seven rule or was he a predator dating children. Until we know for sure, we eagerly await.

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GOP plays pro-life card in an election year bluff for votes

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GOP plays pro-life card in an election year bluff for votes

With another year of failure behind them and a midterm election ahead, the GOP is busy doing as it always does under such circumstances, squeezing a boatload of bills through Congress designed to give the appearance that they’re keeping their word to the conservative base of the party.

An ace-in-the-hole often played by the Gang Of Phonies when they are desperate for our cash and our votes is the pro-life card, which explains their plan to hold a show vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act (BAASA) later this week.

If passed, BAASA would allegedly protect infants delivered alive after a failed abortion which begs the question, if a failed abortion delivers a live baby and a successful abortion delivers a dead baby, isn’t abortion the very definition of premeditated murder?

Premeditated Murder: The term that is used to describe a murder that was planned in advance and was carried out willfully. – Black’s Law Dictionary

In 2002–strangely enough, another midterm election year–George W. Bush signed a similar bill called the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA). While the bill claimed to provide legal protection for an infant born alive after a failed abortion, BAIPA failed to provide penalties or enforcement mechanisms to punish violators.

Without those provisions, the law was meaningless and made it possible for a baby killer like Kermit Gosnell–who routinely murdered babies by severing their spinal cords with scissors through the back of the neck or drowning them in toilets after being born alive–to become a millionaire.

While it can be argued that BAASA might do some good, this is simply an election year ploy that falls woefully short of doing what’s necessary to end the abortion holocaust.

For example, there has been no advance of the “most pro-life platform in GOP history,” which included commitments to defund Planned Parenthood, ban dismemberment abortions, and pass a Human Rights Amendment to the Constitution. In fact, Trump and the GOP actually supported the abortion industry by passing three spending bills in 2017 that fully funded Planned Parenthood.

As a supporter of the Federalist Party and the Convention of States project, I see this charade as more proof that conservatives need to leave the GOP and join these movements. Only by reigning in the federal government and returning power to the states will we bring an end to this holocaust.

What difference could it make? Well, Indiana State Rep. Curt Nisly just introduced a bill that would completely ban abortion in the state. In Roe v. Wade America, his chances of success are somewhere between slim and none. But in Constitutional America, where “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people,” NIsly’s bill would likely succeed.

BAASA may or may not become law, but it’s nothing more than a lame attempt by RINOs to save their jobs. The lives of the unborn deserve better than this.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 

David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is nationally syndicated with Salem Radio Network and can be heard on stations across America.

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The 10 most genocidal leaders in history

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The 10 most genocidal leaders in history

Here is another list article from John Hawkins Grumpy Sloth website. This piece was written by Deena Lyon, and continues to warn those who love socialism siren song that it shall raise humanity up, and take care of humanity for a very long time.

Trouble is when you take the place of God himself and fear that people will turn on you, what can you do? You must shackle them in fear, up to threating and even carrying out the death sentence. You think big government will take care of the people, but more often than not, it becomes a weapon against the innocent and has murdered millions if not billions and trillions and googols of them. We as humans just never learn that we can’t better than or without God Almighty.

Most of the men listed here (sorry ladies, no devil women here) were leaders from the 20th Century. Only one man listed that took power in the late 19th Century.

Reference

The 10 Most Genocidal Leaders In World History

https://grumpysloth.com/10-genocidal-leaders-world-history/There must be a special place in Hell for the dictators on this list. The majority of them found Communism and/or Socialism to be the ultimate tool in committing mass murder. If you ever wonder how one person can kill millions just remember that government can be the most dangerous instrument known to mankind.

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Personalized Artificial Intelligence: Project Pai hopes to let you do things for yourself without you

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Personalized Artificial Intelligence Project Pai hopes to let you do things for yourself without you

Imagine having a digital “avatar” that could do things for you. It could interact how you interact, do things on your behalf, and possibly even replace you in certain situations. Sound impossible? It may not be for long.

Project PAI, which stands for Personalized Artificial Intelligence, hopes to build these avatars based upon your online interactions. It utilizes blockchain protocols to power the creation of a “virtual you” that you can unleash on the web and eventually through other venues.

Let’s fast-forward a bit with speculation. Could this ever be used to create an avatar that is so much like you, it replaces you completely? Could it be used to help grieving friends and family once you die? Could it sit in for you in meetings? The potential here is incredible, but it can also be scary. There was an episode of Dark Mirror that took it to the extreme, taking similar concepts and applying them to a synthetic body that replaced  a deceased husband.

Others, as you can watch in the video above, are even more skeptical about the potential this brings.

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