Rarely is Life Fair, But For Some Fair Would Be a Nightmare…
On January 10, 2011 (the day I’m writing this) Tom Delay was sentenced to 3 years in prison for money laundering and some very deceitful practices while serving as the Majority Leader of The House for the Republican Party a few years ago. Of couse not all Republicans behave in this way, but Delay, Jack Abramoff, and the other people who dealt with them should be held responsible… 3 years seems like a very soft punishment compared to some of the punishments for other people who don’t seem to have the same resources… He was looking at a possible sentence of Life in Prison, but due to knowing people, and having money/status he was given a lighter punishment, or at least that’s how I see it. If someone from the projects were to have done something like this in terms of hurting the general public I think that they would be facing a much greater penalty without a doubt…
I am really discouraged to see just how unfair our justice system can be. “Truth” and “Justice” have price tags, and I believe that goes against so much of what this country was founded upon…
There are people in jail for much longer for hurting our society much less then Tom Delay. While he of course didn’t do anything like participate in a genocide or anything like that I do believe that his crimes should be considered crimes against humanity. This would be comparable to how it’s illegal to kill, and illegal to J-Walk and they are not equal but they are both classified as illegal. I’m going to post a trailer to the documentary “Casino Jack: and the United States of Money” at he end of this post, and I think you should watch the clip, and honestly you should go watch the actual documentary. Delay was involved with Jack Abramoff, and this type of behavior should be made known so that people might begin to take action and participate in their government as they should.
Tom DeLay sentenced to 3 years in prison
Mark Murray writes: The day’s big non-Arizona political news, per the AP:
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. judge sentences ex-House Majority Leader DeLay to 3 years in prison in money laundering scheme.
*** UPDATE *** Another write-through from the AP:
A judge ordered former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison Monday for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates
The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. DeLay was once one of the most powerful men in U.S. politics, ascending to the No. 2 job in the House of Representatives.
Senior Judge Pat Priest sentenced him to the three-year term on the conspiracy charge. He also sentenced him to five years in prison on the money laundering charge but allowed DeLay to accept 10 years of probation instead of more prison time.
The Story on Foxnew.com
The Story On HuffingtonPost.com
Delay was possibly facing LIFE IN PRISON but due to financial leverage, as well as having the appropriate connections he will not face what would likely be a “Fair” Sentence…
And here is a video from the day after Delay was convicted in November of 2010:
And here is the Trailer for Casino Jack: And The United States of Money. Trust me, if you care to share your opinions you should find out as much as you can, and this is definitely a part of what you should look into…
Ok, sorry if this annoys you, but I’m not sorry that I care. Feel free to respond if you’d like to talk about it.