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Quotational Therapy: Part 51 -- Tom DeLay, On Terrorism.

Tom DeLay, & Why Conservatives Should Support Him-

Tom DeLay needs our support, as overzealous partisan prosecutor Ronnie Earle attempts to criminalize conservative political success.

Fortunately, DeLay is not backing down from Earle. In some ways, he's even getting the best of Earle. Take his "mug shot," for example:


Tom DeLay delivered a speech to the Israeli Knesset a couple years back, telling the Israelis, "Be Not Afraid."

Here's a portion:

The solidarity between the United States and Israel is deeper than the various interests we share.

It goes to the very nature of man, to the endowment of our God-given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

It is the universal solidarity of freedom. It transcends geography, culture and generations.

It is the solidarity of all people — in all times — who dream of and sacrifice for liberty.

It is the solidarity of Moses and Lincoln. Of Tiananmen Square and the Prague Spring.

Of Andre Sakharov and Anne Frank.

And in its name I come to you — in the midst a great global conflict against evil — with a simple message: "Be Not Afraid."

I do not say this as a foreigner, cavalier in my estimation of the dangers that surround you.

Instead, I say it as an ally, in spite of the terrifying predators who threaten all free nations, especially Israel.

My country is not ignorant, nor are we indifferent to your struggle.

We know our victory in the war on terror depends on Israel's survival.

And we know Israel's survival depends on the willingness of free nations — especially our own — to stand by all endangered democracies in their time of need.

We hear your voice cry out in the desert, and we will never leave your side.

Because freedom and terrorism cannot coexist.

Terrorism cannot be negotiated away or pacified.

Terrorism will either destroy free nations, or free nations will destroy it.

Freedom and terrorism will struggle — good and evil — until the battle is resolved.

These are the terms Providence has put before the United States, Israel, and the rest of the civilized world.

They are stark, and they are final.

Those who call this world-view "simplistic" are more than welcome to share their "sophisticated" theories at any number of international debating clubs.

But while they do, free nations of courage will fight and win this war.

Please, please read the entire speech.

DeLay is worth fighting for, people. He is a principled and effective conservative, which is precisely why Earle has targeted him with these ridiculous charges.

Of course, this speech, or DeLay's effectiveness as a conservative leader, should not reasons alone to support someone charged with serious crimes (any felony is serious, although it's difficult to justify this alleged crime being worthy of felony status). You should support DeLay because Earle's case is a joke. His evidence is literally non-existent:

Travis County prosecutors admitted Friday they lack physical proof of a list of Republican candidates that is at the heart of money-laundering indictments against U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay and two of his associates.

Earle, of course, went to multiple grand juries, until he finally found one that would indict.

And the judge now overseeing the case (Bob Perkins) is a MoveOn.org contributor:

Perkins made donations to the Democratic Party just days before the case against two of DeLay's associates cases were assigned to his courtroom.

If you are unfamiliar with MoveOn.org, they are a zealous far-left group that irrationally hates all things Republican/conservative. They are socialist on economic issues. They are hostile toward religion. They are European on national defense. They are ardently anti-Bush and anti-DeLay.

This entire crusade against DeLay is just political sour grapes. And it is disgusting.


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Posted by Will Franklin · 21 October 2005 12:16 PM


The best thing about Delay's mugshot is that it is completely worthless to the democrats as campaign propaganda.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at October 21, 2005 10:41 PM

And yet, I got an email today from the DNC with the mugshot. You could tell they had the email all ready to go and were just waiting on the picture to complete the attack.

Posted by: Will Franklin at October 21, 2005 10:43 PM

Beautiful picture. I did't think the Tom DeLay photo could be any better. But you improved on the perfect.

Kind regards,

Bill Rice

Posted by: Bill Rice at October 22, 2005 03:34 AM

I think he looks like he needs a shave!...(kind of like someone else I know and Love???

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 22, 2005 07:41 PM