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Forum Post: Ask Obama to Pardon Siegelman -- 100,000 signatures needed

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 9, 2012, 8:39 a.m. EST by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY
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Demand justice and the rule of law be restored in our constitutional republic.

Imprisoned by rogue judge and prosecutor, Gov. Siegelman's best hope is now Obama's pardon. From his daughter Dana:

"We still need a hundred thousand signatures at http://www.change.org/petitions/president-obama-please-restore-justice-and-pardon-my-dad . That means constant publicity, posting on blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, emailing to friends, co-workers, and organizational listervs. It means putting a bumper sticker on your car or making phone calls to your friends in the media to cover the story.

The next 90 days are crucial. More than crucial - pivotal! We are going to move mountains by inaugural day.

I'm going to be traveling around the country rallying support. I'm going to be raising money for ads, materials for distribution, and hopefully an agent to help with publicity! I don't want to give up on my dad; I want to give it my all!

Dad and I had a long heart to heart yesterday in Oakdale, LA. He is hopeful but cautious, positive but realistic, angry but oh so funny. He made me laugh and cry all at the same time!

I promised him I would say thank you for him, that I would write and encourage you to work hard over the next ninety days. We need your talents, your connections, and your resources. Everyone has something to offer.

We cannot forget that Dad was dragged away in handcuffs and shackles five years ago and taken into solitary confinement because some people really do not fight fairly. We have to fight back (but fairly)!

Please join me in this movement, over the next 90 days, to free Don Siegelman. Tell everyone you know.

THANK YOU!

Dana and family

The Siegelman prosecution: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=3870545n

Bumper sticker/ Obama logo: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/89760651/Free%20don.pdf

To write my dad: http://www.donsiegelman.org/contact_home.html

Recent news: http://whnt.com/2012/10/04/dana-siegelman-continues-petition-for-pardon-while-dad-behind-bars/

For more information: http://www.donsiegelman.org/media_home.html

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/340850189332843/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JusticeForGovDS "

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[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

93 days to go until inauguration. http://www.daysuntil.com/Inauguration-President-US/index.html

Call and write Obama to pardon unjustly indicted, convicted, imprisoned Don Siegelman.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Signed. Good effort.

Thx

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

Great.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20546) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

from The HuffPost

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Don Siegelman should be a star in the Democratic Party. Instead, he's a former elected official sentenced to prison by a right-wing judge in Alabama.

Siegelman had the temerity to be a popular Alabama Democrat who'd won every statewide office by 1998, when he first became governor. With Jewish and Catholic roots, and empathic appeal to minorities, he threatened the GOP "southern strategy" for a dominant one-party Republican nation. To the GOP, Siegelman was potentially Another Clinton -- as repellent to them as Another Cuba.

U.S. Attorney Leura Canary, a friend of Karl Rove's, incited Siegelman's prosecution for bribery, destroying his political career and hurting his family. Read this letter signed by 113 former attorneys general and other national leaders, both Democrat and Republican. They assert that the prosecuted "bribe" wasn't one, and that, if this conviction stands, it threatens every public official and contributor at every level of government. Such routine transactions, if prosecuted, would choke our courts.

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This is outrageous. Someone should be shot.

[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

Totally outrageous, a criminal, political misuse of the law. Using the law for selective prosecution by Rove RATpublicans

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20546) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

when the legal system is and has been so abused, it becomes clear that it no longer functions for the people, but rather for those in power; it no longer has Justice as its principle aim but rather its aim is population control and management.

It has begun to operate counter to the public interest and the cause of Justice.

The system thus far has been unable to correct itself.

This becomes a benchmark:

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when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.-

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[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

Absolutely, the system is criminogenic.

Bastiat quotes:

"It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder."

"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quotes_by/frederic+bastiat

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (20546) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I think we've got no more than six years to make some very serious electoral reform - and if we can't get it done by then . . ..

  • o well.
[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

It seems we are simply waiting for the criminals in high places to overreach themselves. There's only scattered resistance - us. Mostly people keep asking why doesn't the A.G.'s office investigate and indict. . . . Hello? . . .

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (20546) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

Very good questions.

I have no answers.

[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

OWS is the Second American Revolution, through nonviolent means.

[-] 0 points by WeThePeop (-259) 1 year ago

Leave him in his cell, he is a convicted criminal

[-] 2 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

By a criminal wearing judge's robes and a criminal prosecutor.

[-] -1 points by WeThePeop (-259) 1 year ago

Do some research, there is a lot of evidence stacked up against him but what Gov is not corrupt?

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

Hunh?? Does that make sense? Do you speak english?

[-] -1 points by WeThePeop (-259) 1 year ago

Yes I do speak English and born in the US. It is unfortunate but there was evidence stacked up against him. But I repeat again, name one truly honest Governor, I do not think there is one that exist .

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

Evidence that he appointed Richard Scrushy to the same nonpaying position on a state healthcare board that an earlier Republican governor, James Fob, had also appointed Scrushy to?

I'm sorry but you freaks have overreached here.

[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

"[N]ever send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."

[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

The legal system has been turned and is now being used as a criminal weapon.

[-] -1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

97 days left

[-] -1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

99 days left until inauguration.