Like you, I have strong suspicions about the Justice Department's felony indictment of Dinesh D’Souza. I have not commented on it because I do not know the law well enough to offer an informed opinion.
Like you, I have not been surprised to see the great media champions of the first amendment falling silent at the judicial persecution of an opponent of the Obama administration. Theirs is truly the silence of the lambs.
Since the administration has obviously gotten away with using the IRS to hamper on the free speech rights of its political opponents, why not keep on doing it?
Yesterday, famed Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz called the Justice Department to account. His is only one voice, but an important one. Beyond being an expert on the law, Dershowitz is a notable Democrat. This makes his critique of the Holder Justice Department that much more trenchant.
Speaking to Newsmax, Dershowitz said:
This is clearly a case of selective prosecution for one of the most common things done during elections, which is to get people to raise money for you…. If they went after everyone who did this, there would be no room in jails for murderers.
The Justice Department's tactics remind Dershowitz of the words of Stalin's secret police chief, Lavrentiy Beria, who said, "Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime."
"This is an outrageous prosecution and is certainly a misuse of resources," charged Dershowitz. "It raises the question of why he is being selected for prosecution among the many, many people who commit similar crimes.
"This sounds to me like it is coming from higher places. It is hard for me to believe this did not come out of Washington or at least get the approval of those in Washington."
Will these words make any difference? Probably not.
Without the support of the mainstream media, these stories will go unnoticed.
Democrats have used prosecutorial power to destroy the political careers of Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Tom DeLay… why not continue to do what works.