"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." -- James Madison - (1751-1836)

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. " :
Ayn Rand in "The Nature of Government"

"Throughout history there have been tyrants and murderers. And for a while they seem invincible, but always they fall. Always."-Mahatma Gandhi

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings: Helen Keller

The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is , more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime ; he is a good citizen driven to despair.--H.L Mencken

"When even one American-who has done nothing wrong-is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth-then all Americans are in peril" Harry S. Truman

"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."- Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943

"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed: Ayn Rand - (1905-1982) Author - Source: Atlas Shrugged, Francisco's "Money Speech"

"Loss of freedom seldom happens overnight. Oppression doesn't stand on the doorstep with toothbrush moustache and swastika armband -- it creeps up insidiously...step by step, and all of a sudden the unfortunate citizen realizes that it is gone." ~ Baron Lane

U.S. Constitution - R.I.P.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Hsu to be charged in $60-million scheme

Moving with surprising speed, the U.S. attorney's office here charged Democratic fund-raiser Norman Hsu with violating campaign-finance laws and overseeing a massive $60-million fraud.

U.S. Attorney Michael J. Garcia of the Southern District of New York said Hsu pressured investors in his scheme to make campaign contributions to candidates for president, U.S. Senate and other offices "in an effort to raise his public profile."

Additionally, Hsu, 56, threatened investors, telling them that their failure to make campaign donations could jeopardize their investments with him. The allegations are made in a criminal complaint that was unsealed this morning.

Hsu handed out more than $600,000 in campaign donations since 2004, and gave to a variety of charitable organizations. The campaigns of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) was the recipient of much of the money; he raised $850,000 for her from his network of associates.

Clinton has promised to return the money--although investors who have lost money may lay claim to at least some of it.

Garcia also accused Hsu of perpetrating a "massive Ponzi scheme" costing investors across the country $60 million, essentially using money from one investor to pay others in a pyramid fashion.

So much for all that talk by the Demofascists about campaign finance reform...acting as if the corruption was just a Repuglinazi problem. Of course, Hitlary Clinton, the chief recipient of his ill gotten funds, claims no knowledge ...just as she has in every one of the numerous scandals she has been enmeshed in.

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