Friday, January 31, 2014

Dershowitz on D'Souza

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.

Newsmax continues:

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.


Dennis said...

For your edification:

Holder seems to be doing his best to rename the Department of Justice into the Department of Injustice. One wonders when even the Left will recognize that if the administration, through the DoJ, can selectively enforce or not enforce laws passed by Congress and signed by a president then one day the other side will win and the Left's prior acceptance of Holder's actions will NOT serve them well.

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Sam L. said...

Dennis, they cannot allow that to happen. Ballot boxes are not secure.

Dennis said...

Remember the joy that the democrats had when they forced Obamacare down the throats of the citizens of this country? Amazingly a large number of them are running away from their part in making this disaster happen. Obama's administration is so tainted by it that it hangs around his neck like an albatross and defines almost every action he/they take.
What seem to be an advantage has apparently sown the seeds of disadvantage. Now if those bumbling idiots called Republicans can get their act together there might be real change.
The thing with ballot boxes is that there comes a point when it becomes so blatant that it fails because of the extra scrutiny and the possibility that the voters will rebel.
What makes this all work is the reasonable expectation that the vote is a representation of the peoples' wishes. All bets are off if that become not so.
Despite what some would believe the people do have the power to control their destiny. History is replete with a large numbers of examples of people casting off governments that lack credibility.