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September 25, 2013 Appellate Court Acquits Tom Delay in Texas
A Texas appeal court has reversed the guilty verdict against Tom DeLay for money laundering entered a couple of years ago by an Austin, Texas, trial court. However, instead of sending it back to the lower court for a new trial, the appellate court entered a judgment acquitting DeLay of the commission of a crime. There is a significant difference between an acquittal and the usual remedy in such a situation which is simply sending the case back for a new trial. The appellate court’s action was a complete repudiation of the trial court, thus confirming that the prosecution of DeLay was an example of the politicization of the criminal process.
It will be recalled that DeLay, a very powerful Republican who was the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Congress, was targeted by a Democratic Houston prosecutor named Earle, for purely political reasons. Earle was well known for indicting his political enemies and that included some who were Democrats. When Earle was unable to get a Houston Grand Jury to indict DeLay, the case was taken to Austin, the hot bed of leftists in Texas, where a left wing Grand Jury entered the indictment against DeLay for money laundering. The alleged crime consisted of DeLay’s sending some of the money in his campaign war chest to Republican legislative candidates in Texas. Some of the money in Delay’s campaign account consisted of entirely legal contributions from corporations. The Texas statute relating to campaign contributions prohibits corporations from contributing to political campaigns but does not apply to federal candidates such as DeLay. The practice DeLay was following was widely recognized as being beyond the reach of the Texas statute relating to political contributions.
The Texas money laundering statute makes it illegal for persons such as drug dealers to run their ill-gotten gains though legal bank accounts to sanitize them. The theory of Earle and his fellow leftists in Austin was that DeLay’s corporate contributors had run their contributions through DeLay’s campaign account to put them beyond the reach of the Texas political contributions act. Their theory was total nonsense. There was no evidence that any part of the money in DeLay’s war chest was intended for Texas political candidates at the time it was contributed to DeLay. Once in DeLay’s war chest it was, of course, mixed with the rest of the money already there. The money sent to Texas by DeLay was not ill-gotten in any sense, and not, therefore, covered by the Texas campaign contributions statute. No illegally obtained money had been laundered
The Texas appellate court recognized the Earle tactic for what it was, a contrived effort to politicize the criminal process by using a law to cover a situation it was never intended to cover. Nothing could be more destructive of our bedrock principle of the rule of law than the prosecution of DeLay in those circumstances. In fact our bill of rights was included in the Constitution as a reaction to the same kind of tactics used in England in the notorious Star Chamber proceedings. There can be no justice, indeed there can be no democracy, when those in power can corruptly use the criminal process to send their political opponents to jail.
The DeLay conviction was covered in a previous posting on this website. The action of the Texas Democrats in this case is just one of many examples of the fact that leftists are guided by only one principle and that is power. When one attempts to make this argument it is usually met with the response known as ‘a pox on both of their houses,’ in which it is asserted that there is no difference between the political tactics of Republicans and Democrats. While extensive research may find an instance where Republicans have been guilty of conduct similar to that of the Democrats in this case, it has to be contrasted with the ‘business as usual’ approach of the Democrats in similar circumstances. Another case that differs but little from the DeLay case, and was going through the courts at about the same time, was that of Scooter Libby who was convicted by DC jury of a crime that was never even committed. Libby’s prison sentence was commuted by President Bush, but that does not erase the conviction in the same way that a pardon would.
August 28, 2014
August 27, 2014 #179 The Delmar Divide
An article entitled The Delmar Divide describes how St. Louis is racially divided by Delmar Boulevard, a main thoroughfare that runs from the downtown area to the far West suburbs. To the North, near the center of the City are the blacks and to the South the whites. The black area doesn’t run the entire length of Delmar, but is mostly just North of the downtown and near West side. The article has an appearance of being factual, but implicitly adopts, in the selection of most of the people who are quoted, the position of the left which lays the blame for this divide, and the poverty that exists in the black areas, at the feet of the white community. The article also originated in the very left wing Washington Post and that provides a context for the conclusion regarding its political bias. According to the leftist/elitists, it is that poverty which supposedly explains the violence that exists in the ghetto. Some of those quoted in the article seem to have adopted a position which assumes that police mistreatment of blacks is commonplace. and impliedly ties that brutality to the occurrence of incidents such as the Michael Brown incident. The leftist litany has been repeated so much, it is no wonder the blacks, and much of the white community, believe it, but it is so much hogwash. When you strip out the left wing agenda, around which it is woven, and subject it to objective analysis, the whole thing collapses and reveals the stark truths which underlie it.
The existence of the divide is a historical fact that resulted from the migration north of the freed slaves, principally from the Mississippi Delta, up the river to cities such as St. Louis. They were poor, and it was only natural that they would find homes in the poor sections of the City near the downtown area where they could afford housing. They migrated North in St. Louis because that was where small cheap houses were built to house returning veterans after World War II. A sister of mine, and her returning veteran husband, built a small house in one of those North side suburbs which are now a part of the ghetto. As the blacks moved in the whites moved further out to newer suburbs. The white flight was to escape the violence the blacks brought with them. Some of that violence may have had its roots in poverty, but it is undeniable that some of it reflects behavior patterns that have deep roots in African culture, and some of it is probably genetic. That fact must to faced even though it is mitigated by the further fact that some hereditary behavior can be modified by ones environment. In the evolutionary dispersal of human beings from Africa to the North and East, one only needs to look at the Middle East, which would, logically, come closest to reflecting African values and genetics because of its nearness to the place of human origin, to see an extension of those effects to the world outside of Africa. When we look at that area, we see a pattern of violent tribal warfare that goes back several thousand years, and it still exists to an extent and intensity that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. It is detailed in the oldest records and in the archaeology of the area, and it still exists in an undiluted form to this day.
The same elitist leftists who write articles such as The Delmar Divide, in which they blame the working class whites who fled the black movement into the Northside St. Louis ghetto, are engaging in the very behavior they condemn, when they buy houses in the inner city but send their children to expensive private schools. Indeed wealthy blacks do the same thing. The Obama children are a prime example. They are doing it because they don’t want their children exposed to the violence of inner city public schools. The whole idea that the elitist left would condemn working class whites for engaging in the same behavior they, themselves, practice, may seem paradoxical, but it is inherent in elitism. Their entire approach to life is that they are elite, and that is reason enough, to them, to separate, and distinguish, themselves from the ordinary people of their own race. They are not really blaming working class whites for behaving in the same rational way they behave, they are blaming them and stigmatizing them for being working class whites, an inferior group.
It is the essence of elitism is that there be a distinct appearance of a quality difference maintained between the elite and the inferior ones. Evidence of that essence can be found in the reaction by the elitists to the movement of Walmart into the cities. As long as Walmart was strictly a rural phenomenon it didn’t bother the elitists too much. It was when they sought to build stores in close proximity to elitist residential areas that they got the most resistance. The working people in the area to be served by those Walmart stores didn’t object to the building of more stores. In fact, they sought them. However, the elitist saw the expansion of Walmart as decreasing the difference between themselves and the riff-raff. That difference seemed to be eroding when the working class had stores that sold quality goods to the working class, and those stores didn’t even respect the style trends the elitists so slavishly follow. Not only did the inferior ones have such stores, the Walmart organization seemed to be the most successful merchandising operation to appear in many years. For verification of the foregoing, Google the phrase ‘Walmart customers,’ and see how much ridicule is heaped on such people.
Another absurdity in casting the blame on working class whites for creating the Delmar Divide is that the ‘divide,’ might have disappeared as the success of the civil rights movement brought equality to blacks, but for the insistence by black leaders such a Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and others, with the full support of the elitist left, on maintaining black separatism. Remember how The Reverend Jeremiah Wright pleaded with his congregation not to merge into the white middle class. The Reverend and all the black leaders saw their source of power and income disappearing if the blacks assimilated into the majority culture. If the blacks became simply Americans there would no longer be a need for the black separatist leaders. The leftist elitists were also quick to realize the common cause they had with the black separatists in this regard. The elitists saw the probability of the disappearance of the solid black voting blocs that provide power to the elitist leftists if black assimilation ever became a reality. That common cause seems to require that blacks be continually taught to hate the white working class. All of the talk of a ‘war on women,’ and ‘white privilege’, are but pre-emptive strikes to cover up the fact that the real cultural war going on right now is the war on working class whites. NBC, the most radical left of the old line broadcast networks has Al Sharpton on their payroll, and is providing him a podium to push his cause of black separatism, for a good reason.
Multi-culturalism is but another way of describing black separatism, and it is the invention of the leftist elitists. It encourages separation of all racial and ethnic groups, and for the same reasons it encourages black separatism. It sees the opportunity to create more voting block that can be bribed to vote solidly Democratic. The cause of multi-culturalism is also fueled by pay-offs to such groups by programs such as affirmative action, government handouts, promotion of the myth that when police are enforcing the laws being violated by violent blacks they are brutalizing the individuals being restrained.
If the ‘divide’ is ever to be broken down, and we are to have national peace, it will have to be accomplished by the black community coming to the realization that their self-destructive behavior patterns of violence, teen pregnancy, and black separatism must be put behind them. The only way that is going to happen is by bringing these truths home to them and other separatist groups. That just won’t happen as long as the old-line broadcast networks, CNN, and the Democratic Party continue to shamelessly exploit the differences between the majority and these sub-groups. In fact, in the Tawana Brawley, Duke Lacrosse team, Trayvon Martin, and now the Michael Brown cases, racial and ethnic divisions were intentionally started by those exploiters, and in every one of those cases and more, the furor ginned up by the separatists, the networks and the Democratic Party, was shown to have been based upon totally false assertions. In the Trayvon Martin case, NBC blatantly lied to get the unrest underway and never apologized for having done so when the lie was exposed. . This is not the kind of press freedom the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was meant to protect
Despite all of this malicious trouble-making, some small amount of the truth may be getting through despite the leftist/elitist efforts to keep it hidden. There may be a glimmer of hope in in the Michael Brown case in the fact that the parents of Michael Brown, apparently, have not been enthusiastic about all of the rioting, looting and disorder that has accompanied the death of their son.