“What do you call a million lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?”
“A good start.”
As is the case with the lying, liberal, fake news media, the legal profession has a reputation for dishonesty, moral inferiority, and mind-boggling feats of twisting language that would make Harry Houdini jealous. From local judges deeming previous criminal records inadmissible evidence to Supreme Court justices inventing the rights to abortion and sodomy out of thin air, courts from small towns all the way up to the nation’s capital regularly pronounce judgments on people that defy common sense, Christian decency, and the plain meaning of the U.S. Constitution.
Last week the Michigan Court of Appeals reinforced the legal profession’s well-earned stereotype by contradicting the explicit wording of a well-crafted anti-defamation law in order to protect the Detroit News’ privilege to smear a conservative, pro-white man with baseless accusations.
The Political Cesspool’s host James Edwards had been described by Detroit News contributing columnist Bankole Thompson as a leader of the Ku Klux Klan when in fact he has never been a member of any Klan organization, let alone a leader. Bankole holds the position of columnist solely by virtue of being a megaphone for anti-white, pro-multicultural, black power policies. His bias came through loud and clear in his March 16, 2016 column lambasting then-candidate Donald Trump as the next Hitler on the basis of his support from pro-white quarters, including Edwards. Laughably, the column about Trump’s pro-Israel speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee was titled, “Jewish Leaders Fear Trump Presidency.” Go tell it on Jared Kushner, Bankole.
Like most jurisdictions, Michigan law defers to the Second Restatement of Torts when it comes to tort law. The Restatement explicitly described allegations of Klan membership as the definition of defamation. The Court of Appeals decision admitted this fact in the first sentence of its ruling. My five-year-old would understand that Edwards, therefore, had been defamed. But not the dishonorable court.
As Dr. David Duke has often told pro-white advocates, thanks to decades and billions of dollars of negative advertising, Klan organizations are per se negative in the public consciousness. Edwards had intentionally chosen to live a life independent of membership in those organizations and was injured in the public mind by Thompson’s defamatory statement. He fit the description of a person covered by Michigan’s anti-defamation law perfectly. After prayerfully considering what to do in response to the injurious assault on his reputation, Edwards chose to file a defamation lawsuit against Thompson and the Detroit News. A month later the newspaper clarified that Edwards had no formal role in the Klan, but as anyone will know, once a false allegation has been publicly leveled at someone, it’s easier to put toothpaste back in its tube than to correct the false impressions formed in people’s minds on the basis of that charge. The clarification also was too little, too late to meet the requirements of Michigan law.
Despite good law, good logic, and a good lawyer, Edwards lost at the appellate level. With few exceptions such as Kyle Bristow, it would seem that the legal profession is simply an anti-white union, and that in 2017 white people don’t have the right to equal justice under the law. To hear more about this case, check out the Nov. 4 broadcast of The Political Cesspool to hear Edwards and his colleagues describe the lawsuit and court ruling at length. Prayerfully consider donating to offset the costs of Edwards’ pursuit of justice.