Border Agents’ Prosecutor Defends ‘Righteous’ Case as Judge Upholds Lengthy Imprisonment
(FROM: CNS News) As we’ve done before at America’s Right, let’s review the timeline:
- First, Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila was confronted near El Paso, Texas by Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean as he attempted to smuggle 743 pounds of pot into the United States from Mexico. He presented what the agents thought was a gun, and was shot in the ass and escaped back across the border into Mexico.
- Ramos and Compean were charged with, among other things, violating the constitutional rights of a Mexican criminal that shouldn’t be in America in the first place.
- U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton goes out of his way to punish American Border Agents and advance a culture of lawlessness, seeking out Davila in Mexico and offering (1) prosecutorial immunity for the smuggling incident, (2) free medical care to patch up his rightfully perforated ass, and (3) amnesty so he can travel to and from Mexico unmolested, all so the drug smuggler will testify against the agents being punished for doing their job.
- Davila then uses the amnesty and immunity received from Sutton to facilitate more drug smuggling adventures, hauling 800 pounds of pot into America months later.
- Sutton, after that, managed to keep news of the repeat offenses from being heard by the jury in the case against the Border Patrol agents, and Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean are sentenced to 11 and 12 years in federal prison, respectively.
Now, while agents Compean and Ramos continue to languish in solitary confinement for 23 out of 24 hours each day, and after Davila received a lighter sentence than those who were doing their job in preventing him and his cargo from unlawfully entering America, Johnny Sutton calls it a “righteous prosecution.”
It appears that these wronged agents’ only hope lies in President Bush essentially reducing their sentences to time served before he leaves the Oval Office in about two months’ time. I hope he does so, and will be writing a few letters to that effect. I encourage all of you to do the same.
GOP Senator: McCain Betrayed Republican Principles
(FROM: CNN) I really like Sen. Jim DeMint, and look forward to May of 2010 when we leave behind the doldrums of Philadelphia and become one of his constituents. With regard to this particular matter, he’s right, but he should not limit his criticisms to John McCain. Indeed, rather than it being specifically McCain who betrayed Republican principles, I think it’s been the Republicans who have betrayed conservatism as a whole. The era of big-tent, big-government Republican leadership must end, and Sen. DeMint will undoubtedly be a large part of moving the party in the right direction, quite literally.
- Michael Reagan: GOP’s Future is in it’s Grass Roots (Human Events)
- Jonah Goldberg: Keep Right (National Review)
Change You Can Conceive In
(FROM: Newsweek) If a hippie swears that he showered, but nobody was there to see it, does he still smell like patchouli and feet? More importantly, is the euphoria among the American political left about President-elect B.O. enough for a potential mate to overcome the average tree hugger’s B.O.? In this Newsweek article, Jessica Bennett contends that not only could the happiness stemming from Obama’s election be enough to cause a miniature baby boom, but that Obama himself may have been the result of post-JFK-election coitus.
Will Men Dominate Obama Administration?
(FROM: Politico) Okay, so let me get this straight — an accomplished woman, a governor and mother of five is on the GOP ticket as possible vice president, and the women’s groups didn’t seem to mind that she was attacked as a parent, as a careerwoman and as a woman in general, but they’re up in arms about a lack of female representation in Obama’s administration? I’ve said all along that the women’s rights movement in America was less about women and more about women who fit the movements’ ultra-left ideology … this is just another example of that overt double-standard.
President Bush: The Surest Path to Prosperity
(FROM: The Wall Street Journal) In a Thursday speech, President Bush maintained that the free market system is “the way to go” for those who seek “economic growth, social justice and human dignity.” Interesting statement coming from a man who thought it necessary to essentially permit blank, taxpayer-funded checks to be written to companies and organizations which teeter on the brink of failure due to their own–and to the federal government’s–malfeasance. I don’t see how someone can endorse the free market system just weeks after facilitating the privatization of gains and socialization of losses, but that’s just me.