Worst Villainy: Vote Fraud
Most folks cannot name many types of fraud, a fact that suits fraud perpetrators' lawyers just fine.
It may interest you to know that pyramid schemes (old) and carousel fraud (new) are far from the worst. Even the giant Enron debacle, which was devasting to thousands of Americans, is not as bad as the only fraud capable of cheating hundreds of millions of Americans - vote fraud.
Thanks to our legal establishment in the U.S. and its rich legislative outreach programs (state and federal government infiltration) organized voter fraud has never been prosecuted under Racketeering Influence and Corrupt Organization laws. In fact, it seems to be only a misdemeanor in many jurisdictions. Where a felony, it is in fact just a white-collar crime. You may recall that since lawyers are white collar folk, it stands to reason that their crimes would be viewed with minimal punishments. Get my drift?
Lawyers dominate our Senate and have a monopoly on the current Judiciary. Care to venture which political party in our country is dominated by trial lawyers? Go here, and see for yourself.
Still don't belief it is a potentially serious issue? Recall what the pirate Al Gore attempted to do via the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000. Still protest? Word is now in (source) from New York, Miami and Chicago:
- Democrats who cast votes after they died outnumbered Republicans by more than 4 to 1. The reason: Most of them came from Democrat-dominated New York City, where the higher population produced more matches. source
In 1997, a judge declared a Miami mayoral election invalid because of widespread fraud, including dead voters. [ibid]
And in one of the more notorious examples, inspectors estimated that as many as 1 in 10 ballots cast in Chicago during the 1982 Illinois gubernatorial election were fraudulent for various reasons, including votes by the dead. [ibid]
In the 1960 presidential election, Chicago provided the winning votes for Kennedy. “Old Joe”, as JFK’s father was called, stated that he didn’t mind spending his money for votes, but he didn’t want to pay for a landslide. There was enough proof of fraud that Nixon’s supporters urged him to contest the election. Nixon, showing some sensibility for the stability of the country, declined, saying that he didn’t want to put the country through that process. source
Additional things you should know (contrary to what the left tells us):
In 2004, according to the CRP, the oil and gas industry pumped $25 million into campaigns, 80 percent of it to the GOP. But that pales in comparison to industries and interests that fund the Democratic Party. That same year lawyers gave $182 million (75 percent to Democrats) and Hollywood donated $32 million (70 percent to Democrats). source
Full Disclosure: I am an independent voter with no political party ties. I tend not to vote for lawyers of either party, as there is hardly much difference.