Statements from Jim Casey

Roy Moore Brought The Horse…

“Moral turpitude” and felony have never been exactly synonymous. And in fact, Alabama recently changed laws regarding many categories of conviction that now allows for those individuals to retain their voting rights. It is also an unfortunate fact that Alabama has the highest incarceration rate in the world and while it isn’t nice to say, black people are three times more likely to be convicted of a crime in this state.

A quick review of “moral turpitude” leaves one wondering how it ever got into the legal annals to begin with, since it is virtually never defined in a consistent manner and is always subjective depending on the context. Well, it seems to me that if we have a “community” it can and should deal in absolutes and the subjectivity of determining “moral turpitude” ought to be done away with completely.

To the extend that voting rights are denied, it seems more like a determination with a perspective based on voting as a privilege rather than a right. Nowadays, largely based on new DNA technology, hundreds even thousands, of convictions are being overturned and men are being release from incarceration because of faulty evidence and the reality that someone told an outright lie. It doesn’t make sense, unless a crime indicates some sort of very, very egregious intent – why further disenfranchise people when they could be encouraged to be responsible participating members of the community instead? And really, don’t all people have the right to representation, which is what voting is about to being with.

Alabama has made the right decision by sharply curtailing the categories of crime that disqualify voting rights. Roy Moore has aptly illustrated the reality that the highly subjective so-called “moral turpitude” is in fact a vestige of segregationism. Roy Moore’s attempt to denigrate the Jones campaign for registering legal voters is reprehensible, and yet another act of contempt – by the hanging judge.

NO STOP AND FRISK !!!

Stop and frisk is brazenly unconstitutional. It is intended to abridge the second amendment. Arbitrary “no fly lists” are brazenly unconstitutional. Limiting guns is a cop out that ignores the reality that most violent crime is rooted in economics. The fact is, Chicago, and other cities are largely impoverished. Each of the aristocratic candidates has …
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Trump Must Resort To Stratagem

One thing is for sure, this election is rigged… by TRUMP !!! Trump is just like Grinch was eight years ago when he could have beaten Obama by opposing illegal immigration. Likewise, this election has been Trump’s to lose from the very beginning. If he does loose, as the expert gurus are now saying he’s …
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Fascist Capitalism – The Unseen Boogerman

The thread is sometimes hard to see. It is however, what unites both presidential candidates, and even Huntsville’s own demagogue – Tommy Battle. In truth, greed and power are the oldest motivators. These remarks are motivated by Trump’s entrance to Freddie Mercury’s ballad. Trump don’t really care about the idealistic conflict, as long as it …
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The Ominous Algyrithms Of Ethics Vs Pragmatism

Stupid Trump. He started off looking too liberal to even be a republican, then he started with his ambiguous double talk as he wooed moderate conservatives, then he swept across the middle ground ever careful to make sure his growing fascism left room for equal opportunity sensible insult compromise. Next thing you know he came …
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Retooling And How To Cut The Pie

You can’t beat Trump. But, Trump can improve. He said this morning that he wants to end poverty and that people live in poverty because they need a job. That’s only partly true. The truth is, many people live in poverty that have a full time job. The democrats want to redistribute wealth with a …
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Liberal Extremists Are Running For Cover

Little wonder the liberal media and corrupt judiciary are panicking. I certainly don’t approve of censorship, which some have suggested Mr. Trump will attempt. However, if the media were to try reporting the news more honestly instead of using it’s self-imposed censorship by liberal bias model, we might not be in this mess. Aside from …
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Donald Trump On Family Values

Now, I don’t like abortion. But, I don’t think women should be “punished” over it. However, most women would benefit from a good spankin’ from time to time to encourage them to to get the chores done, grocery shopping, cooking, floor mopping, dusting, laundry, etc. It’s a proven fact, a good swat across the rump …
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Neo-Nazi Ben Carson Endorses Trump – No Disavowal?

Donald Trump has not uttered one racist word during his campaign, and yet black people are attacking rallies as though he were David Duke. He isn’t In the mean time, Ben Carson, who is an extremely violent sociopathic neo-nazi who overtly endorses bloody and violent methods of ethnic cleansing and holocaust, offers his endorsement to …
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Flirting With Gaga

Sorry girls, sexual assault as an ‘epidemic’ on campus seems a little histrionic to me. Maybe girls need to act a bit more proper, and appropriate. I bet the incidents would drop, and the real assaults could be dealt with more better. This is a campaign column, and the pattern of unethically obfuscating Hillary’s metaphoric …
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The Fish Is Dead – Or Is It?

The death of Antonin Scalia certainly does add a new dimension to this presidential election. Obviously, the Republican candidates will say the next president, presumably one of their own, should appoint his replacement. But, even if congress can stall for an entire year, can Trump really be trusted to make the appointment? Even though I …
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