“Tom DeLay money laundering verdict overturned”
A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station KHOU 11 News.
DeLay, 66, was convicted in 2010 for his alleged role in a scheme to influence Texas elections.
He was found guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering after he was accused of helping funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.
In documents released early Thursday, however, an appeals court said the evidence in the case was “legally insufficient to sustain DeLay’s convictions.”
“I’m very happy about it,” DeLay said in Washington Thursday. “I’m so glad they wrote the ruling about it because the ruling says I never should have been charged, much less indicted.”
The court said all judgments against DeLay were reversed, and the former congressman was formally acquitted.
If a Republican as prominent as DeLay could be subjected to politicized lawfare — and essentially ruined financially — before getting his name back, how easy does the left imagine it will be to destroy those “dissidents” among the economic units they plan to manage who get uppity and try to stand in the way of their Utopian dreams?
Not only was the original conviction absurd, immoral, politically-motivated, and despicable, but it was in fact quite telling: the lengths the left will go to do destroy their opponents and empower themselves, without an ounce of human compassion evident during their mob-led political wildings, are really quite chilling, and exhibit all the hallmarks of behavior from history’s other despotic, totalitarian, fascist / liberal fascist regimes.
That these people happen to speak our language and watch the same sit-coms or eat the same foods and listen to the same music doesn’t make them any less likely to behave in a way that, politically, it is in their nature to behave, as a kind of ideological imperative: the ends justify the means, standards and consistency are for those still entrapped by Enlightenment thinking (while they are “antifoundationalists”!), and might makes right.
It’s who they are. It’s what they do.
And don’t think for a second they’d spare you just because you’re one of the “good” ones who is a bit relaxed on their attempts to fundamentally transform the civil society through their coercively engineered reworkings of social policy.
You’re just their pets.