The Roy Moore Affair and the Droit du Seigneur
by Mary W Maxwell, LLB
As recorded on my April 30, 2017 Youtube video, I got the notion to run for US Senate when I read about a Special Election being held in Alabama. My motive was the one that any readers of my books will know: I want to help us get rid of the problems that beset us.
Ten people ran for the Republican nomination on August 15 (and I found the campaigning to be an unexpected pleasure). The top two vote-getters, Judge Roy Moore and Senator Luther Strange, then had a Republican runoff on September 26, which Moore won. He will face the Democratic winner Doug Jones in the general election of December 12, 2017.
You will have seen in the title of this article that I refer to the droit du seigneur. In feudal days, the lord of the manor reportedly had a right (“droit”) to – pardon my French – take the virginity of any serf-er girl on his estate.
On the very night of her wedding. (I mean her wedding to someone else, of course.) You will see in due course why this phrase appears in today’s title.
Now let me analyse the so-called scandal that is currently causing Roy Moore’s chances of making it to the Senate to decrease (or, as some ae predicting, to increase).
I must remind you that Alabama is a “deeply red state” – nothing to do with Marxism – it “came out better than any other state for Trump.” Hence, as the Huntsville cartoonist JD Crowe reported, when trying to establish a caricature for me, “Mary has a Trump hairdo, which is about as Alabama patriotic as you can get.”
(I’ve since visited a Boston hairdresser, who accidentally coloured my hair dark, so I guess I’m not even patriotic anymore.)
Once he was the nominee, Roy Moore was subjected to revelations about his finances. I have not had time to look into it, but mainstream media says he drew a million-dollar salary from a charitable foundation over which he had control. It was not illegal (if it is even true) and I’ll ignore it here. Of course I’m disgusted if it’s true.
By the way, should we evaluate candidates for political office according to their personal lives? In general I think we should judge how good they are at helping society. Also, since life is now scary bigtime for politicians who want to speak truth, it will pay to choose ’em according to their – pardon my French – wait, what’s the French word for balls?
Which is why Alabama should have voted me as nominee, but too late to worry about that now.
Soon after the money scandal, we had the sex scandal. Various women have said Moore fondled them, sweet-talked them, threatened them, threw them out of cars, whatever. And it is these accusations that I am addressing.
Note: none will ever see a court trial, as the statute of limitations has run out for either a lawsuit or criminal charges. One of the incidents took place (or didn’t take place) 38 years ago.
Granted, Roy Moore can sue the accusers for libel – it will be interesting to see if he does – but that can’t occur in time for the election day, December 12.
I now offer a list of possible explanations as to why the sex scandal has cropped up.
A. The easiest way to explain the accusations is that they are true, and the victims needed to get it off their chest, as it were.
B. Another possibility is that someone who personally hates Moore wants to see him ruined. That person could hire girls to make false accusations.
C. A reasonable guess is that the Democratic Party wants their man to get into the Senate –
D. Alternately, it could be that it’s the Republicans who want to “wash that Moore right out of their hair.” But they had many opportunities to do that since April 29th when he announced his candidacy, and did not do so.
E. An overarching theory is that it is World Government people who are pressing the Eject button. They do not want any mavericks in Congress. (I think this is why Rand Paul got beat up recently – to send a message to all politicians: Stay in your box.)
Naturally, I see Number 5 as the best explanation for women suddenly popping up to tattle on Moore.
To those who know me, I ask What would World Government do if I had somehow won the Republican nomination? They couldn’t possibly let me walk up the stairs of Capitol Hill. Could not happen.
It’s bad enough they’ve got Ms Tulsi Gabbard in the House of Reps sponsoring a “Stop Arming the Terrorists Act” – meaning stop the US’s arming of terrorists. Think what Ms Maxwell might propose as legislation. It’s enough to make you faint.
Recall, please, that the Belgian parliament allowed the young Laurent Louis to slip in, and before you know it, he addressed his leader, in the chamber, as “Mr Pedophile, oh sorry I meant Mr Prime Minister.” That was after he also said 9-11 is a joke. The man had to go. They violently arrested him, and in any case he lost re-election.
For the record, the US Constitution says, in Article I, section 6:
“The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services…. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.”
Better than in Belgium, you must admit.
I think Roy Moore is unacceptable to the Powers That Be simply because he is not a Yes-man. He is a stubborn old coot. He will not be a team player. Thus, he is Trouble with a capital T, and that rhymes with P, and that stands for Pool. If you know what I mean. Organize some “Roy Moore sex victims,” and out he goes.
So What about the Droit du Seigneur?
My mind is focussed on being an amicus curiae in the Appeals case of Jahar Tsarnaev and I do not want to bog down into any whodunit of the Roy Moore sex case. (Although I have done so, a bit, in my article “I Don’t Know Her from Anybody” at GumshoeNews.com.)
Don’t ask me why the phrase droit de signeur came to my mind today, I forget, but it had nothing to do with sex. It had to do with my cogitating on the way in which we all give our big signeurs so many droits, nonstop, round the clock.
Wait! I just remembered why I got onto this. I was watching a live stream of the Federalist Society meeting in Washington. Senator Cotton gave a good talk on over-regulation. In fact, he spoke with such self-assurance and intelligence that I thought, wow, he will be a good spokesman for our getting the 9-11 thing solved.
I mean I had to face the fact that if I wrote to him now I would get the standard bedbug letter. He is busy giving droits to the seigneurs. He is completely trapped – they all are.
Why can’t at least one of them open his yap? Would it really be so hard to do?
In feudal days, I imagine it would have been very difficult to act against the lord of the manor when he was getting ready to cash in on his “prima nocta” privilege. Not only would the aggrieved groom be outgunned, the populace did not have the mental concepts needed, nor the words. They could not formulate in their minds the question “Who the hell does he think he is?”
If he is the boss, he just does have those privileges.
And that’s what Congresspersons says to themselves about World Government. They all throw up their hands and say “What would you have me do? I can’t break the laws of physics.”
Folks, it is not a law of physics.
You can defy World Government. You can honor Laurent Louis’ efforts. You can stop choosing to just lie there and take it.
I hope Moore gets in. He says he hates Muslims, not a good sign. He perhaps believes in the 19-hijacker caper. But he does know the law, the way I know it – big principles first, and kiss the Constitution regularly.
Anyway, he at least wouldn’t be a Yes-man.
-- Mary Maxwell is exactly the same age as Moore, but for one li’l ol’ month in 1947. See her campaign website www.maxwellforsenate.com. A linked article below shows some new stuff on the Boston Marathon case.