We’ve written about Don Siegelman and the nefarious behavior by certain parties which landed him in prison. It seems his offense was that he is a Democrat. And yet, almost 4 months in office and there is silence from the Obama White House and the Holder Justice Department. This is inexcusable. At the very least, they should be looking into this matter with the same intensity that they’re addressing torture and Abu Gharaib. There is nothing short of a military coup that undermines the freedom of democracy to a greater degree than using the power of the law to intimidate and actually remove politicians from office. It is ten times worse when they are imprisoned – this is something we expect from Russia, China and Iran, NOT the USA.
And there is no greater evil short of physical harm – and that’s a possibility in jail – than imprisoning an innocent man.
One of our commenters was kind enough to leave the phone number to the Justice Department. Do a mitzvah and call them. Leave an indignant message demanding that they take steps to investigate the people who did this and release Don Siegelman.
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To read more about this case, here is one of our posts.
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