MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
If a chalk blackboard is erased, does that mean that the message written didn't happen? If a tree falls in the woods, etc. When someone dies in Iraq without a witness ... still dead, still Bush's treasonous, illegal war/occupation. That's how unlawful this ruling is. Does this ruling apply to all of those who are serving in our prisons today ... when they die, are their records wiped clean? (I really doubt it.) This is one of the craziest examples of so-called justice in US law that I have ever heard of. Lay's death never changed anything. The only change was that he didn't have to go to jail for his crimes and didn't have to face his victims any longer, but his crimes are still there, whether some judge wants to erase them from the books, like Lay did Enron's money ... how poetic is that? And, the victims are still alive.
Why should anyone want to do this? It is reprehensible and a real disservice to the victims of such a horrible crime. Not only jobs, but retirements, and years of work stolen by these Republican criminals and on purpose. The downfall of Enron was not caused simply by bad management decisions. The only bad decision was that they tripped up on their own greed. It was fraud, pure and simple. If anything, Lay's wife should be serving his term for him, instead of letting him off the hook just because he's dead, which is something all human beings have to go through. It doesn't change anything, except the idea that there isn't any justice in America today under Republican rule.
In other words, Lay gets to (literally) take the money that he stole with him. Who in hell ever needed 44 million bucks? (The outrageous and obscene greed of these people is astounding, and it is the one thing that all Republicans in Bush government today have in common. A brotherhood of vicious greed.) and it was reported that Lay's wife was so upset that she was going to have a garage sale when Enron first was exposed in the news to have gone belly-up. I felt as sorry for her then as I do now. How fitting, a garage sale. Forty-four million evidently was not enough to support their lifestyle.
Anyone wanna bet that that 44 million finds its way mysteriously into other Republican pockets? These are the nastiest portraits of what it is to be an American today in a Republican democracy, and this is just another example of the world's view of us in America. More Bush GOP style of democracy.
A federal judge in Houston this afternoon wiped away the fraud and conspiracy conviction of Kenneth L. Lay, the Enron Corp. founder who died of heart disease in July, bowing to decades of legal precedent but frustrating government attempts to seize nearly $44 million from his estate. (snip)
It also came weeks after Congress recessed for the November elections without acting on a last-ditch Justice Department proposal that would have changed the law to allow prosecutors to seize millions in investments and other assets that Lay controlled. (snip)
A federal judge in Houston this afternoon wiped away the fraud and conspiracy conviction of Kenneth L. Lay, the Enron Corp. founder who died of heart disease in July, bowing to decades of legal precedent but frustrating government attempts to seize nearly $44 million from his estate.
Judge Revokes Lay's Conviction (Washington Post)
And, again Congress fails Americans. No surprise that they didn't do their job before this election. This should tell those people in Houston, exactly how this Congress intends to act when they come back. The US failed government comes from the total lack of patriotic responsibility to their oaths of office in all three branches, not just the Executive Branch of this country's government. If the Democrats don't gain control of Congress, we know what this Republican Congress will do for the people in Houston and for those Americans throughout the rest of this country. It will hardly be a surprise. They have given their loyalty to a party instead of this country, and they should have to live by that decision in the same way Lay should have had to live or die by his decisions. No pardons, just justice.
Just a thought,
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON