The unholy and corrupt bed shared by The Evangelical Right and their political darling, Bad Sarah Palin has been uncovered, in all the internal housecleaning that is going on around Troopergate.
This is EXACTLY why people feel that BS Palin is not fit to hold public office. It's not so much her goopy folksy lack of coherence, her constant defensiveness, spiteful retorts, narcissism, or Blagojevich-esque sense of entitlement. It's not just her sensually false charm. It's not so much her hypocritical stances on her social class, the media and a host of social and women's issues. It's not even so much Bad Sarah's lying, scheming, fraud, fiscal irresponsibility, cronyism - did I mention fraud? Corruption? Greed?
After all, Palin is a politician, and we've unfortunately come to have some pretty low standards for this profession. So it's not, in the end, really any of these.
To paraphrase James Carvill - It's The Evangelical Right, Stupid.
Governor Sarah Palin is the sweetheart of The Evangelical Right. We are talking about extreme right wing religious political operatives that want to wheel and deal their way into your life with their church collected tax-free money.
Groups like this, very simply, involve themselves illegally in politics. They piously invoke the Founding Fathers even as they sinfully flout the Founding Father's purposeful separation of Church and State, which is upheld by United States civil law:
From the IRS website: "Charities, Churches and Politics"
Currently, the law prohibits political campaign activity by charities and churches by defining a 501(c)(3) organization as one "which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office."
I'm not just talking about willfully maneuvering into the good graces of politicians like Sarah Palin to advance their agenda of warlike militarism, anti-science education, and reproductive rights roll-backs. I'm talking about other activities from which they are really really legally barred, such as obstruction of justice, electioneering, more electioneering, and voter intimidation.
Exhibit A: Liberty Legal Institute, James Dobson, Focus On the Family. This is the group that came to Bad Sarah's defense over her amateurish Trooper-gate disaster during the '08 election, and is working to bring BS to high office in 2012. This group used tax-free money to pay several lawyers to obstruct the investigation into Troopergate with 3 different lawsuits, with intent to derail, delay or obfuscate the proceedings - investigative proceedings initiated by the People and the State of Alaska, which all of America took a deep interest in.
I repeat, Focus On The Family in the United States collects a great deal of income from religious institutions and churches and in this case used that income to pay a team of lawyers a lot of money in hopes of a particular political gain for the '08 Republican Presidential campaign. The income that is used for such dirty deeds is taxed at - free. Zilch. Nada. ZERO. These powerful political players pay less towards the common good than the lowliest laid-off unemployed, unheard of worker on public benefits, who must pay taxes on those benefits. Focus On The Family led by James Dobson contributes not one red republican religious cent to the US Treasury for the common good.
Texas evangelicals helped effort to stop Palin 'troopergate' probe
By Sean Cockerham
Anchorage Daily News
JUNEAU — New state gift disclosures show it cost Liberty Legal Institute and the two law firms working with it $185,000 to represent six Alaska legislators in an unsuccessful lawsuit to halt their colleagues' "troopergate" investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin acted improperly in firing the state's public safety director.
The legislators listed a $25,000 gift of services from the Texas-based Liberty Legal Institute. Liberty is the legal arm of the Free Market Foundation, which is associated with evangelical leader James Dobson's Focus on the Family, and lists its guiding principles as limited government and promotion of Judeo-Christian values. The lawmakers also disclosed a $120,000 gift of services from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, a national firm that appeared at hearings on behalf of Liberty Legal.
Anchorage attorney Kevin Clarkson represented the six legislators in the case as well, and turned to Liberty Legal for its constitutional expertise. The lawmakers reported a $40,000 gift of services from Clarkson's firm. That brings the total bill for their lawsuit to $185,000.
The attorneys had hoped to recoup legal fees in a victory. But the suit was dismissed last fall. The six legislators who filed the suit are Wes Keller, Mike Kelly, Fred Dyson, Tom Wagoner, Carl Gatto and Bob Lynn. All are Republicans. Gatto said the legislators didn't have anything to do with the amount spent on the suit. "I said so, who is paying who to do this? And they said they were volunteering, the attorneys were volunteering. Then I discovered I had to report it as gifts. So I did," the Palmer Republican said.
Gatto said he has no regrets about his involvement. "If you feel like there is an injustice being done you have a right to file a lawsuit," he said.
Peter Maassen, the lawyer who defended the Legislative Council against that lawsuit and two others seeking to stop the "troopergate" investigation, was surprised his foes listed $185,000 as their costs in the court action. "Wow," he said. Maassen said the legislature paid him $29,845 for defending against the three lawsuits.
Most Americans these days have come to the conclusion, Mister Dobson, that as an honest Christian man who is deeply motivated by faith to be involved in the political process, you will want to voluntarily surrender your tax-free status, and surrender back to any church congregations any donations you have accepted from them for say, your politically active past 25 years? Okay, just to be nice, how about the past 10 years? Would you consider 5 years? The hundreds of thousands of dollars you collect in say, even 1 year?
Of course, Mister Dobson and Sarah Palin will be taking a sleigh ride together in a Christian Hell the day that will happen.
To add voting machine fraud to the list of sins committed by The Evangelical Right in Florida in 2000, in Ohio in 2004, also in the stolen re-election of Governor Don Siegelman in Alabama in 2002, also in the stolen re-election of Senator Max Cleland in Georgia in 2002, follow the links between Dobson and Weyrich, and then look at this revealing interview with Mark Crispin Miller, Professor at NYU and author of Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008. The Evangalical Right and their "Man In The Middle" voting machine fraud is discussed about half way down, but the entire interview is worth reading.
Long story short - Because of their belief that they will be saving some undeveloped fetuses conceived in the future from becoming terminated pregnancies, The Evangelical Right conspires to and indeed commits election fraud, tax fraud and acts subversive to the democratic process in America.
Thus these Prophets of Profit have opened themselves to the same charges of conspiracy, racketeering and tax evasion that are associated with criminal Mafia bosses, drug Kingpins and some of the Thieves of Wall Street. The time has come for them to be charged with these offenses, as the general public becomes more aware - and increasing outraged - over their activities.