Why aren't the news agencies screaming about what is going on? Congressman Tom Delay, former House Majority leader, may or may not be innocent of the charges made against him. But, there is one thing we now know that should cause us all to scream. Congressman Delay has managed to confound justice in the United States by saying he didn't want a Democratic supporter to be his judge. Once we allow party affiliation to decide our guilt or innocence we will need two sets of law enforcement, two sets of prisons, and so on.
Justice should be based on law, much like the Republicans claim they want it work. When and if things don't work out the way you believe that they should, then you can appeal. If we can choose our mom to be our judge, of course we'll be found innocent. But, there will always be a question about mom's ability to judge the case based on the facts.
If Tom Delay has the right to choose his judge or their party affiliation then so do 285,000,000 other Americans. Justice is confounded. We don't have justice any more than any other country on earth if you and I can choose those who would judge us. Scream. Scream to everyone who will listen to you.