Hugh Hewitt called me a racist on his radio show Wednesday. He called you a racist too...That is, if you have made "conclusory" statements about convicted border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. (Unfortunately,it seems sometimes as though, Hugh Hewitt is more concerned with what some charlatan, lurking in the bushes, might be waiting to say about him than just speaking frankly on a subject and letting the cards fall where they may.)
Please explain to us Mr. Hewitt,why it is that you scream 'racism' sometimes when you decide that someone is "banging pots and pans" in a manner of which you disaprove ? And considering that people with spanish surnames are on both sides of this issue, how is it that anyone is racist here ? Michael Jackson and O.J. were acuitted. I've heard you say that they are guilty. Are you a racist ? Of course not, you made a reasonable assessment of the facts available to you and came to a conclusion. That is what people are doing regarding this case.
This is a case that is of such importance,I cannot imagine your seeming lack of curiosity. United States congressmen and other community leaders have made public statements to the affect that these two are completely innocent, or at worst, guilty of a simple procedural infraction and all you can say is,"I'm the lawyer folks! People just don't get convicted for nothing, okay all you racist pots and pans bangers ?" Sorry Mr. H.,but that just does not wash. It also doesn't square with your, in the midst of this same tirade, insistence that we don't really know anything on either account. (Just a little aside here: Rush Limbaugh; The Duke lacrosse team; "Scooter" Libby; Sandy Burglar: Do you really want to flash the "Justice doesn't get railroaded" card with the current state of American jurisprudence ?)
These are the kinds of actions that get (some) people thinking about ulterior motives. You're all over the place. I am a great admirer of yours and sympathize with the task of having to speak for 15 hours a week, and still not make any mistakes of signifigance. I just would like to see once,someone,anyone step up to the mic and say,"Well, I was out of line with that stuff the other day.I had a preconcieved notion due to my life experiences and it was wrong to assume anything about something that I truly don't know that much about.I appologize" Would that kill ones credibility with the public, or strengthen it ? I wonder.
My awareness, like that of intellectual titan Rush Limbaugh, of what is going on in America is greatly enhanced by your presence on the scene and I thank you for that. I look forward to hearing a more open,if not so vigilante, mind on the matter of what I, and so many others, view as the cause of two possibly unsung, and most assuredly horribly mistreated, patriots of our great and noble nation, America.
p.s. I am not a racist. And I don't run from the path of someone calling me one.
This is my plea for justice, to President Bush.Go here to do the same. Mr. President,I believe that you are a man who cares about justice.From everything that I've learned about this case,it is at least hugely questionable that these men recieved justice and I am 100% foursquare in my conviction that it is a travesty for them to be sentenced so harshly and without the right to remain free while they appeal this decision.
Mr. President,I plead for you to awaken my faith in you and your administration,as it was shattered with the news of this event.Don't wait until hours before your leaving,to pardon these two patriots,like others have done for the sake of criminals.Stand up proudly before the American people and make the statement that the sentries at the gate -the ones protecting us from the evil of drug smugglers,cop-killers and even terrorists as in 2000 with the "Millenium Bomber"- are one with national security and they will not be forsaken by you,and if you can set it into law,by any other administration in the future.
Do this and you will have my allegiance and the loyalty of millions more.But most importantly,you will be acting in a very just and noble way on behalf of the cause of liberty and American security.
Thursday on the Michael Medved show your intrepid host referred to imprisoned border agents, Ramos & Compean, in sympathetic tones and insisted that he had not read any official court transcript. He also did not mention any of the other very easy to find info that indicates the very strong possibility these two patriots are being railroaded. So, apparently this is a case that doesn't warrant Mr. Medveds' attention.
Then, just as the show was ending, he made sure to make a point of how Ramos and Compean were guilty as charged and convicted by a jury of their peers. They did terrible things he said, including destroying evidence.
So which is it Mr. Medved. You don't really know much about this or you are fully informed enough to take the word of a drug smuggler and accept that there is nothing fishy going on here ?
Your credibilty is damaged by this "sloppyness" and I will be taking your future statements of fact on other issues with a grain of salt. On this case you have no credibility.
The so called justice system has been known to perpetrate travesties constantly in recent times. From the Sandy Burglar case to so many more that I would have carple tunnel just trying to recount those from the last year here. Yet you accept this one, so full of doubt to even the slightest of glances, as perfect justice.
Talkshow host Michael Medved says border agents Ramos & Compean are guilty and deserve what they got. Why not sing the praises of this great action of the US "justice" sytem then Mr. Medved ? I'll tell you why. Because it is an embrassment and that is why you won't take calls on it from people who want real justice for these two patriots.
One can only imagine how much success we would have at the border regarding real criminal activity if the powers that be were to pursue those bringing chemical death to our kids, as hard as they went after Ramos and Compean. It makes any common sense patriot sick to think of so called Americans giving immunity to a repeat and continuing killer of human souls, just so he can testify against two men (whose experience is a lesson to their former co-workers not to persue criminals), help put them in jail and then sue the US treasury for millions more on top of the waste that the trial already amounted to in this travisty. Prosecutor Sutton sought this scum out, and volunteered immunity for his testimony.
A nation that does this is self destructive and bordering on suicidal. Considering the anti-Americanism on display in congress everyday I am not surprised, but it is not a little disconcerting to see a person I view as a champion of the good,the ethical and the virtuous, to so blatantly avoid a story of this significance to national security.
So Michael Medved, if this is a great and wonderful example of the American justice system, why aren't you having entire programs on the subject ? After you get to the horrors of "tagging" and deep behind the mystery of "Bigfoot" that is. You're not the only one, I know, but it is somehow more offensive when someone of your cutting clarity on many issues, is so willing to bury a terrible injustice under the rug for the sake of...for the sake of... Say, what did the president talk to you guys about during your visit to Washington D.C. last year ? Hugh Hewitt and Laura Ingraham don't mention this either.
I'm not suggesting anything, I just want an answer. Two American patriots, former border agents Ramos and Compean, are paying the price of 11 and 12 years of their freedom,which will virtually destroy their lives and the lives of their children, for what amounts to a procedural error in judgment, and you are virtually silent in the crusade to liberate them / won't show us what dangerous criminals they are and that we need to be protected from them.
I see this as a blemish on what could be a near 100% record when it comes to your fearless defense of those who protect us from evil, and it disturbs me because I hear no explanation. A case of this magnitude demands one, no, it screams for one. When one considers what a truly chilling affect this will have on border enforcement, one can't help but wonder if there are ulterior motives involved.
Former border agents Ramos and Compean, as I have read on this site in support of them, have exemplary records and have recently been the victims of false rumors spread by whoever wishes for them to just go away and rot in their cells. That is horrific, and not anything that makes me proud to be an American.
This one event has caused me to lose faith in my president and is as demoralizing as the Alien Gonzalez attrocity, which still haunts this countries collective conscience, and I do not want to give up the belief that my country is a more just, than unjust, nation.
The Duke "rape" case, Scooter Libby (You called Fitzgerald a "Great American" when he charged Libby. Have you ever retracted that ?), child molesters being let loose upon helpless children everyday and the Rush Limbaugh witchhunt are just a few among many crimes against the citizenry occuring everyday in the name of the law. And now this. Please explain to us why we should think of this as justice, because I just don't see it.
But I do see you running away from the subject and acting like it doesn't exist.
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