Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Ramsey Clark Mystery Solved: Guilt Feelings?

Former United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark seems an enigma to Americans of all stripes. In April 2005, MSNBC interviewed Clark concerning Saddam's upcoming trial. (Saddam's family announced this month in Jordan that they had dismissed the entire 1,500-member Arab and Western defense team, except for Iraqi attorney Khalil al-Dulaimi).

Well, Ramsey Clark who would have defended Saddam, has defended many high profile clients in his controversial career since leaving LBJ's Whitehouse in 1969 after two years. His client list has included former Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic, Native American activist Leonard Peltier on death row, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, Omar Abdel-Rahman (the blind Egyptian sheikh accused of masterminding a plot to collapse the World Trade Center), Elizaphan Ntakirutimana (former church head in Rwanda) sentenced to prison for aiding and abetting genocide, and Nazi concentration camp commander Karl Linnas.

Why a man of Clark's stature would stoop so low has been explained in the usual manner for lawyers; that is, everyone, regardless of guilt deserves the best possible defense. Is there more to Clark's motivation than noble cause? Only he knows for sure, but you may want to consider this and come to your own conclusion:

Tom Campbell Clark (1899-1977), the U.S. Supreme Court Justice, was forced to resign in 1967 by President Lyndon Johnson's appointment of his son, Ramsey, to the post of U.S. Attorney General. The obvious conflict of interest is thought by some to have been intended by President Johnson as a surefire method of dumping the elder Clark. Thurgood Marshall was appointed in his stead.

To many lawyers being a Supreme Court Justice represents the very pinnacle of their legal profession. Some would argue that the prestige is even better than a President's due to the lifetime term involved.

Realizing his political career had been prematurely eclipsed by LBJ's early retirement two years after agreeing to end his own father's Supreme Court career, poor Ramsey Clark may have felt obliged to prove his selfish pursuit of government office had not been in vain. He needed to demonstrate the validity of his career with personal achievements equal or greater even than Supreme Court Justice. But how?

Clark had to rise on a larger playing field than private practice in the U.S. That meant international law. His clients from then on had to be of internationally high profile. While client wealth would often be essential, savory character could be unimportant.

So began the not so mysterious, private career of this very guilt-ridden, decidedly liberal, eminently qualified lawyer to his current, worldly stature. Reasonable? You must decide.

Note: When Saddam fled to Egypt (in 1959, after being shot in an attempted assassination and sentenced to death in absentia), he attended Cairo University's School of Law.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Radical Islamic Utopia: Part Two

Militias of Islamic Courts reported by the Las Vegas SUN in August 23, 2005 chaos:

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Militias of Islamic courts (sic) on Tuesday began pulling down stalls suspected of selling wine in Somalia's capital. Witnesses said militiamen also confiscated equipment from two video halls during the effort to enforce sharia - or Islamic law. Six people were arrested.

Sheikh Ahmed Mo'alin Yusuf, a leader of the Islamic courts, said "We want to fight against everything that can spread obnoxious misconduct within this Muslim community and the use of narcotics and other toxic drugs," he said.

A transitional government was formed last year, but the administration has failed to relocate to Mogadishu because the city is considered unsafe. The government is also opposed by Islamic extremists and some of the dozens of warlords who control some of the country's 53,000 militias.

U.S. citizens who might vote for an Islamic candidate must understand the proscriptions of freedom anathema to our constitution that sharia would certainly bring, if allowed to propsper. Militias of courts should have a frightening ring to freedom loving Americans.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Radical Islamic Utopia: Somalia After 14 Years

One must consider if radical extremist muslims are wannabe lawyers. How's that you say?Lawyers, like parasites, are non-producers. Their only real service, for which they have granted themselves monoply, is a semblance of order created through just a bit less chaos.

Perpetual chaos is in their profession's best interest, so they help foster, expand and complicate everything that generates it. Ever heard of a simple contract, unregulated area, keeping recidivst criminals in prison? Didn't think so. As long as there is crime-breeding chaos, and legal complexity, lawyers have excellent job security. As voters, we must watch carefully what lawyers support, particularly those in the U.S. Congress and Judiciary.

What about Somalia? The AP just reported: Rival militias in Somalia battled yesterday for control over a village with pastures and wells. Twelve combatants died, and hundreds of residents were forced to flee.

Somalia has had no functioning central government since clan-based warlords overthrew dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991. Warlords battle each other, plunging the country of 7 million into chaos. The transitional government is also split. The president and prime minister have moved 60 miles northwest of Mogadishu, saying the capital is no longer safe.

The parliamentary speaker, dozens of lawmakers and warlords in Mogadishu, however, have argued the decision was unconstitutional. Like lawyers, Warlords, it seems are experts on constitutionality as well as chaos.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Chappaqua Candidate Collides with Muslims in Heartland

In 1992, Hillary Clinton (LAWYER) was quoted as saying, "I've done the best I can to lead my life. I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas." Her suggestion of greater value for womanhood outside the home offended those who believe in traditional two-parent marriages where one spouse (usually the "stay at home mom") actually attends to raising children to religious moral values, teaches them self-discipline, provides loving day care, may home school, and energetically runs a general household.

Wendy McElroy published an article (Foxnews.com, March 18, 2003) entitled, "Iraq War May Kill Feminism as We Know It." Making the argument "Western feminists . . . are hostile to religion, and especially to Christianity," McElroy suggests "places Western feminism on a collision course with its Muslim counterpart . . . Islamic feminism tends to be pro-family and not inherently anti-male." Modern Islam permits polygamy, although it is not encouraged universally.

Ms. Clinton must now consider a voter block which traditionally rejects the brand of feminism she has come to symbolize. Her dilemma, though it may seem minor, is how to reconcile political correctness and political expediency -without alienating the Muslim females' vote. Arab Americans of both genders cast some 1.7 million votes, more than enough to impact a presidential election. What gives further value to their votes, however, is their high turnout rate.

Militant feminists, please standby to tone down your customary, in-the-face hostility and to reign your ranting rhetoric. Un-metro sexualized males, a sub-set of the minority gender, may soon enjoy your reluctant return to civility.

Of two incisive bloggers, Rob has been rather defensive of Hillary lately, while Chapomatic saw fit to make a Quote O' The Day out of Progressive Democrat's having embarrassing problems brewing regarding Muslim women.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Federal Monies for Lawyers: Exploiting Bad Public Education

An ABA poll, being released today, shows that just over half of adults can correctly identify the three branches of government - legislative, executive and judicial - and explain the concept of separation of powers. How terrible that public education has not done a better job of teaching citizenship and constitutional powers!

Michael Greco, a Boston lawyer who will take over as ABA president this week, asked retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (LAWYER) and former Sen. Bill Bradley, (LAWYER) D-NJ, to help educate people on civics fundamentals. They will be honorary co-chairs of a civic education commission. How uncharacteristically generous of LAWYERS to undertake remedial civics lessons nationwide and entirely at their own expense!

Reality Checks:
How many LAWYERS will the civic education commission employ? Hint: watch for a new name like Civic Education Corporation.
How politically unbiased will civics lessons be? (See About...Blue State, Michael Greco)
Remember, LAWYERS already comprise 100% of the Judiciary and 53% of the SENATE.
When will this education project become permanent and receive federal grant monies?

About the ABA. Is it biased? According to this professer and this lawyer who says "Which, come to think of it, is why I resigned from it several years ago", yes. What about the ABA's new President, Blue State Michael Greco (LAWYER) - Is he biased? Greco, who has resided in Massachusetts for 31 years, co-founded and co-chaired a grassroots organization that helped preserve the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in the 1980s.

The LSC has resisted reforms because it was designed by LAWYERS to avoid external controls. In affect, it takes public funds (your tax dollars) and transforms them into private funds (LAWYER INCOME), $335,282,000.00 in FY 2005. The Heritage Foundation has alleged that "Unfortunately, taxpayer-funded legal groups, under LSC, engage in political, lobbyist, and cause-advocacy activities, often at the expense of providing real legal services needed by poor people."

In the United States, scholars have analyzed the Legal Services Corporation in terms of the choice between pursuing appellate cases, which might change rules, such as trying to get the housing rules changed through litigation, and pursuing cases that will solve immediate problems of poor clients, such as stopping an eviction. Criticism of the choice to pursue appellate cases colored the opposition to the Legal Services Corporation and lead to its losses in the Reagan administration. (Budget had been $400,000,000.00) What can this mean? Check out these outrages, here.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Whine Tasters' Quote of the Month

Our enormous democratic (ed. Democrat) problem is we cannot lose again. If we do, we will awake in ten years and our country will not longer be worth saving. - nyceve in comment: "Hillary won't run away from history" Mon Aug 1st, 2005 at 05:33:07 PDT
f rom the Daily Kos Mon Aug 1st, 2005 at 02:24:23 PDT

Imagine! Perhaps some price quotations are in order. This will be very helpful:
Online Search for international movers.

Now, word comes that Americans DID NOT flee to Canada after Bush's November win. The number of Americans who applied to live permanently in Canada actually fell in the six months after the election. A spokeswoman for Canada's federal immigration ministry declined to speculate on the reasons for the drop.