Radical Agenda EP138 – Trials
Jesse Benton, John Tate, and Dimitri Kesari were found guilty today of public corruption charges stemming from an indictment alleging bribery during the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign. The trio were accused of paying $73,000 to Iowa state senator Kent Sorenson for switching his endorsement to Paul, having previously been a vocal supporter of Michele Bachmann. Both Benton and Tate were convicted of conspiracy, causing false records, causing false campaign expenditure reporting and false statements scheme. Kesari was found guilty of each charge he faced: conspiracy, causing false campaign expenditure reports and false statements scheme. Sorenson pleaded guilty in 2014 to two charges of his own, including obstruction of justice. He has been awaiting a sentencing hearing while the case against Kesari, Benton and Tate was prosecuted.
Paul Abbate, an assistant director in charge of the FBI field office in Washington, D.C. said “When political operatives secretly buy an elected official’s political support, it undermines public confidence in our entire political system.”
I’ve got my issues with Benton, Tate, and “Ron Paul Inc.” but undermining confidence in the political system isn’t one of them. Confidence the American political system ought to be undermined because it is, always has been, and always will be a cesspool of corruption. But what corrupts our political system is not bribery, secrecy, Super PACs, or party nomination rules. It is the overvaluing of public opinion in choosing rulers.
If you have an IQ higher than the average retard, the problems with a democratically elected government should have been obvious to you a long time ago. Most people can barely run their own lives, which is why they turn to governments in the first place. The idea that this would make them fit to choose rulers for others is too ridiculous to take seriously. Selling political power to the highest bidder might make people uncomfortable, but it would surely have better outcomes than trusting in the collective wisdom of hundreds of millions of idiots.
Speaking of trials, the first sexual assault trial for the New Year’s Eve migrant attacks in Cologne, Germany begins tomorrow. More than 1,000 criminal complaints were filed, hundreds of them alleging sexual assault, after women reported being surrounded by groups of men in and around Cologne’s main station. Nine men have already been convicted of theft and similar charges in relation to the events of New Year’s Eve, state prosecutors say, but this is the first sexual assault case. A 26 year old Algerian is charged with attempted sexual assault and theft along with his 23 year old brother.
Too bad they weren’t a couple of white college students. In that case they probably would have been publicly hanged by now.
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