- Attorney Rachel Lea Hunter is Again Making Political
Waves, saying the way to get rid of a dictator like Bush, who said the
Constitution was just a "god damned" piece of paper, is by using
the power of impeachment.
- By Greg Szymanski
- A North Carolina Supreme Court nominee is again making
political waves and raising her voice this week, slamming President Bush
and saying he is no better than the old Roman dictator, Julius Caesar.
- Attorney Rachel Lea Hunter is the type of candidate who
doesn't hold back her feelings, doesn't mince words and is genuinely
"one breath of fresh air" in an otherwise stinky field of
politicians and judicial candidates.
- Several months ago, Hunter gained national attention
when she likened Bush to Hitler, causing neo-con talk show host Bill O'Reilly
and others to "scream bloody murder" as they tried to discredit
- Hunter, disillusioned with the administration's lack
of respect for the Constitution and Bill of Rights, shrugged of the O'Reilly
attacks while stepping up her efforts to expose the corruption in the Washington
and sweeping across the country.
- "When Julius Caesar became Dictator of Rome, he
aggregated all power in himself to accomplish his own ends. He believed
it to be justified, for the Romans' own good, whether they wanted it or
not. What we have in this administration is not any different,"
said Hunter this week from her North Carolina campaign headquarters as
state polls have her in the lead for one of the open State Supreme court
slots in the next election.
- "This administration thinks it is okay to spy on
individuals. This administration thinks that it is permissible to
lock someone up indefinitely without charging them with a crime.
This administration takes the position that it is fine to engage in a preemptive
war without justification. This administration believes that if the
facts don't fit, it will make them do so either by selectively choosing
them, or by lying. This administration thinks that the murder of
a panic-stricken US citizen by air marshals is acceptable. This administration
thinks that manipulation of the media to obtain positive stories is warranted.
- "Is it any wonder that this administration tramples
on our civil liberties and shreds the Constitution? After all, the
Constitution is "outdated" and just a "god-damned"
piece of paper, (as Bush said in private to White House aides). What
is next? Martial law? Suspension of the elections? It is not
- Running on the Democratic ticket after defecting from
the Republican party, Hunter is one of the few candidates for an important
state or federal office who openly has tried to buck the neo-con stranglehold
- Hunter's views are openly posted on her web site at www.rachelforjustice.com
where the outspoken judicial candidate blogs questions and answers and
opens up her heart and soul to readers on both side of the political fence.
- "We can continue to let our modern day Caesar become
stronger. The war in Iraq will go on; more lives will be needlessly lost
and we can keep paying billions to prop up the country, said Hunter. "Or
we can put a stop to "the end justifies the means" and American
world-domination analysis of the neo-cons and use the tools at our disposal
to rid ourselves of this tyrant.
- "We have a remedy; its called impeachment.
Some are afraid to use this remedy, as they believe that the vice president
will become president or that whom ever takes over will somehow have become
the "incumbent." These are unwarranted fears.
- "I already commented that if nothing changes, this
war will continue. I believe that this administration has no intent
of pulling out, no matter how they try and manipulate troop strength to
make it appear that they are doing so."
- Hunter also took time to strongly criticize corporate
consolidation of major oil companies, causing high spikes in gas prices
and having a negative ripple effect on the economy going into the New Year.
- "I noticed too that gas prices declined last month,
but that they had risen by a quarter in the past few weeks," said
Hunter. "Am I the only person who has noticed that the major oil companies
are BP-Amoco, Conoco-Phillips, Shell, Chevron-Texaco and Exxon-Mobile?
- "One commentator said that these companies were
forced to merge. Yeah, right. Like some guy with a hood held
a gun on them and said "merge or die!" They were not "forced"
to merge. They merged out of a business decision, to become bigger
and more powerful. And with the merger, there is less competition.
- "Tell me again how there is no collusion amongst
them and that it really is the hurricanes which have led to the increased
prices. I am all for free-enterprise and competition. I understand
increased demand and no more refining capacity. But I do not believe
that there is absolutely no manipulation by the big, now-merged, oil companies.
- "The increased price for gas will have ripple effects
through the economy. In fact, the effect has started. The
increased cost has led to car sales, particularly for SUVs, to be down.
It costs more to transport food and other items. The housing bubble
is about to burst, if it has not already done so. Taxes are on the
rise too. And we, the consumer, are left paying for all of this.
We cannot continue spending for all these inflated goods.
We cannot keep paying for a war that is unnecessary, unconstitutional and
unjustified. Something has to give and that something is inflation."
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