Jim Crow is alive in the Senate

Newly appointed Illinois Senator Roland Burris has been told in effect, you are not allowed to come through this door. Strikingly reminiscent of the Jim Crow laws that lasted until the 1960's Roland Burris was not allowed to enter into the Senate of the United States today.
Illinois Governor in trouble Rod Blagojevich appointed Roland Burris to take the Senate seat of the President elect Barack Hussein Obama. Blagojevich is under a cloud, for allegedly seeking bribes in order to appoint an Obama replacement. Blagojevich had been accused of being out of his mind and therefore incapable to act as governor appointed the African-American Roland Burris to the seat. The Illinois Secretary of State has refused to certify the appointment, even though Burris is qualified, by Illinois state law and by federal law.
In a statement dec 30 Reid said, "... But this is not about Mr. Burris; it is about the integrity of a governor accused of attempting to sell this United States Senate seat. Under these circumstances, anyone appointed by Gov. Blagojevich cannot be an effective representative of the people of Illinois and, as we have said, will not be seated by the Democratic Caucus..." One is foced to ask about the integrity of Senator Harry Reid and his inforcement of Jm Crow at the intrance to the Senate.
As of this date Governor Blagojevich has not been tryed, found guilty, convicted, impeached, and deposed. Until that happens, Blago is still the Governor of Illinois.
Is it no reason that the world looks at the United States Government and just don't take us seriousely?
Reason #510 to be a monarchist.
Dieu Le Roy!
de Brantigny


Mark D. Amesse said...


I know this is not the reason you posted it, but I am a bit confused. The Senate is trying to distance itself from a corrupt governor, I get that even if I disagree, but what does that have to do with Jim Crow laws? It seems to me everything that has to do with Obama, and black liberals in general, is placed unnecessarily in the terms of the civil rights movement and slavery. It makes no sense to me in the contect of the article which this authour wrote. Would you agree?

de Brantigny........................ said...

mark my point was tongue in cheek, this liberals who have proclaimed tolerance, equality, not trying a liberal in the court of public opinion have shut the door on a man who is, qualified under the law, and a African-American (to satisfy the black caucus). They, and in particular Harry Reid, have said that the appontment is under a cloud of a crooked Governor, who is yet to be tryed!

So much for the rule of law by the Left. Remember the Jacobins? you were guilty just on an accusation. What about the other crooks in the Congress? Why does the senate bar them?

We stand equally against government by a plutocracy and government by a mob. There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a democrat like myself must admit this. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with "the money touch," but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers.

Theodore Roosevelt in a Letter to Sir Edward Grey (1913-09-15)