Thursday, August 28, 2008

Democrats Don't Shy Away from Need to Reach Out to People of Faith

People of faith challenge Democrats

By ERIC GORSKI, AP Religion Writer

Religious leaders and people of faith who've been invited to the table at this week's Democratic National Convention are not sitting quietly with their hands in their laps.

The head of a large African-American denomination challenged the party on abortion. An Orthodox Jewish rabbi raised his voice about school choice. A thirty-something evangelical Christian author warned against Democrats who mock believers.

Although well aware that party officials have political reasons for reaching out to them, several faith figures taking part in convention events say they want to go beyond talk about how faith and values inform longstanding Democratic policies. They are also calling for change on core Democratic issues, which could create tension.

"It's important that people of faith are being listened to just like other constituencies, that we're not marginalized," said Alexia Kelley of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, which has pressed the party to support policies aimed at reducing abortion rates. "Just because we're participating in the process and engaging people who may not agree with us doesn't mean we're just a mascot."

Religion has played a visible role at the convention, starting with an interfaith service and continuing Tuesday with the party's first caucus meetings for people of faith.

Beneath "Pro-Family Pro-Obama" placards, a range of faith leaders — and Joshua DuBois, Barack Obama's religious affairs director — framed poverty, climate change, human rights and abortion as not just policy causes but moral ones.

"Let's be honest: Religion has been used and abused by politics," said Jim Wallis, an evangelical and editor of Sojourners magazine. People of faith, he said, "should speak prophetically more than in a partisan way." Wallis is not endorsing a candidate and will also appear on a panel in St. Paul, Minn., next week during the Republican convention.

Wallis said religious voices lobbying Democrats have gotten results, including language in the platform that aspires to reduce poverty rates by half in the next decade. Religious groups also had a hand in crafting platform language that pledges to support women who decide against having abortions; that was possible in part because the platform also strengthened wording supporting "a woman's right to choose a safe and legal abortion."

One tenet of the Obama campaign's religious outreach is connecting to religious communities beyond the usual liberal-leaning constituencies that support Democrats — and that's where some of the challenges have come from.

Donald Miller, a 37-year-old author from Portland, Ore., is little known to most voters but revered among many young evangelicals for his best-selling spiritual memoir "Blue Like Jazz."
Miller was a loyal Republican but said he left the party, in large part, because he thought Republicans pandered to evangelicals on abortion and gay marriage to win votes without accomplishing much.

Democrats are "reaching out to us, and I'm not naive as to why — they want our votes," said Miller, who gave a two-minute prayer to close Monday's convention session. "But they won't get them and keep them unless they continue the momentum of adopting policies that promote the sanctity of life."

Miller cited progress along those lines — including on abortion. His other priorities — poverty, global warming — also reflect a widening evangelical agenda that might benefit Democrats, if not in large numbers in November then in future elections. Miller also said he'd leave the party if some Democrats keep mocking people of faith.

"I'd like to see Obama address that — say that voice is no longer welcome," he said.
Others invited to take part in the convention — including Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America — make clear their participation isn't an endorsement.

Even so, it's significant Weinreb was invited to deliver a keynote address at the interfaith service. He sides with Republicans — and apart from most Jewish leaders — in support of government assistance, such as tax credits, for parents who want to put their children in private schools.

Weinreb did not pass up an opportunity to speak at the service "for freedom of choice in education" — and he later credited Democratic officials for putting no restrictions on what speakers could say.

That freedom also was evident when Bishop Charles Blake, head of the 6 million-member Church of God in Christ, spoke of "disregard for the lives of the unborn." Blake, who called himself a pro-life Democrat, challenged Obama to adopt policies to reduce abortions and chided Republicans for not caring about "those who have been born."

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver says Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden's pro-abortion stance means he should avoid taking Communion.

"I certainly presume his good will and integrity," the archbishop said, according to the Washington Times. "And I presume that his integrity will lead him to refrain from presenting himself for Communion if he supports a false 'right' to abortion."


Chaput told The Associated Press that he would like to speak privately with Biden, a Catholic.

Anonymous said...

Bit of an ego, Chaput, for a man who is supposed to be a humble Franciscan. Biden own bishop in Delaware (a very conservative man) as well the the Archbishop of Washington and the Pope himself have given Biden communion.

I would like to speak privately with Charlie Chaput --- in a dark alley.

Kurt said...

Chaput has proven himself a Republican first and a Catholic second. No suprise that his supersize ego makes him think that national candidates who are not members of his diocese should come to him.

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. (Prov. 16:18)

Susan said...

So Archbishop Chaput is haughty? You would like to meet him in a dark alley? Sick.

Katherine said...

Chaput really is his own worst enemy. John Cardinal O'Connor of New York, like Chaput, a very conservative man, had the bad tendency to comment on every issue of the day. Over time, he undercut himself. Even those who generally agreed with him saw his pronoucements as "opinions" rather than solemn teachings.

Chaput, commenting in public about another person's Eucharistic reception -- a person he has no pastoral responsibilty and that those who do (his priest, the bishops of Washington and Wilimington and the Pope) have all personally given him communion -- just makes himself out as speaking for himself. Sure, those who agree with him will be all "rah-rah" and those that don't will think he is a jerk. Those in the middle will see it just as one man spouting off his point of view.

Sean said...

I'm not endorsing the dark alley part, but haughty and egotiscal seems right on target for Chaput. Not with his brother bishops, not with the Pope, not with the two bishops who actually have pastoral responsbility for the person in question, but by himself and in a public forum he decided that HE is the person Biden should come hat in hand to.

I'm sorry. The man has shown that he has a very high opinion of himself, unverified by the facts.

Kathy said...

Do you TRULY believe that Archbishop Chaput is doing this for his own edification? He is not spouting his "point of view," Katherine. He is talking Church doctrine. Why malign such a courageous man? Because he doesn't agree with you? Stop. He is not "commenting on every issue of the day." He is pointing out the mistaken notion of Pelosi that the Church does not have a clue as to when life begins. That is a lie on her part and you KNOW it. The Church has clearly stated that life must be protected from conception until its natural end. I assume you must think he is a "jerk," as you seem to not agree with him either. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Bishop Chaput is Bishop of Denver which is where the DNC convention was held.

I applaud the good Bishop for his comments and hope that other bishops around the world will begin to realize that the desecration of the Body and Blood of our Lord needs to stop. We are not helping the immortal souls of those who are eating and drinking to their damnation by distributing the Eucharist to them either.

Who was it who said that the road to hell was paved with the skulls of bishops?

Philothea

Anonymous said...

>>Religious groups also had a hand in crafting platform language that pledges to support women who decide against having abortions; that was possible in part because the platform also strengthened wording supporting "a woman's right to choose a safe and legal abortion."

What additional support is needed for women who decide to have their babies instead of killing them? They can get their medical expenses covered, they can get food stamps, and other social services.

And pro-life supporters got a pledge for additional support for women who decide to bear their babies instead of killing them, in exchange for stronger language supporting a woman's so-called right to choose to kill her unborn child?

Sorry, I think that pro-life Democrats negotiated a bad bargain for the unborn here.

Philothea

Katherine said...

Do you TRULY believe that Archbishop Chaput is doing this for his own edification?

Truly I do.

Why, when the Pope, Biden's parish priest, and the bishops of both Wilington and Washington have given him communion would Chaput make a public statement saying Biden should not go to communion?

On top of that Chaput holds himself out as the person that Biden should come and meet with.

If Chaput wanted a ticket to last night's event, he should have been given one. Otherwise his summoning of Joe Biden is out of line.

Kurt said...

Philothea said: Bishop Chaput is Bishop of Denver which is where the DNC convention was held.

Biden's schedule was public and he was not scheduled to attend Mass. The bishop was showing his ego.

Who was it who said that the road to hell was paved with the skulls of bishops?

It was one of the Eastern Chuch Fathers. It seems in your opinion, these bishops include the Bishop of Rome, who has given Joe Biden communion. Are you a SSPX member?

Anonymous said...

The Pope gives communion to Biden but Archbishop Chaput says he won't. I know which side I am on.

Anonymous said...

POPE JOHN PAUL gave Biden communion NOT Pope Benedict XVI. John Paul was a liberal who had pagan worship at Assisi, permitted altar girls and would not let priests say the Latin Mass. Pope Benedict is undoing the LIBERALISM of John Paul.

CatholicsForDemocracy said...

How this blog post became a thread about whether Biden should receive communion, I don't know. What I do know is that the issue is a red herring. Here's my position on the debate that I think should soon end.

To those arguing Archbishop Chaput had no juridical right or responsibility to say whether Biden should receive Holy Communion, I say, "Yes he does." While Biden is physically present in Chaput's diocese, Archbishop has the right to say whether Biden should present himself to receive Holy Communion. Archbishop Chaput also has a responsibility to use the presence in his diocese of a politician who may support abortion that abortion is an intrinsic and tragic moral evil.

Beyond that, I do agree that Archbishop Chaput seems to be motivated by political ideology more so than by direct moral and theological questions. And I think the Archbishop needs to be very careful to not cheapen the dignity and integrity of our faith by making it a politically ideological instrument of a movement that works against the American people and for the wealthy and connected few; especially given Archbishop Chaput is supposed to be a Fransican who embraces the spirit of holy poverty.

Anonymous said...

Kurt wrote: Biden's schedule was public and he was not scheduled to attend Mass. The bishop was showing his ego.

I agree with Catholicsfordemocracy's first point; however, I disagree with both of you when you try to read someone's mind and infer bad motivations.


>>It was one of the Eastern Chuch Fathers [who said that the road to hell was paved with the skulls of bishops]. It seems in your opinion, these bishops include the Bishop of Rome, who has given Joe Biden communion. Are you a SSPX member?
Actually, I don't expect the Pope to keep track of the opinions of American politicians. That is the task of American bishops, who seem to be perfectly willing to allow these people to continue to receive to their damnation.

And, no, I am not a member of the SSPX or of any other overly-traditional group.

Philothea

Regina said...

What additional support is needed for women who decide to have their babies instead of killing them? They can get their medical expenses covered, they can get food stamps, and other social services

Is this the Republican view on abortion? Women who face a crisis pregnancy are simply selfish, evil people deserving of no help from individuals and society?

Philothea, you seem to be the updated version of Scrooge's remark "Don't they have poor houses and work farms?"

Shameful

Katherine said...

[the] American bishops, who seem to be perfectly willing to allow these people to continue...

You seem to think very little of the bishops. If, as you admit, the Pope leaves this matter to them, why is it your place to over-rule the Pope?

Anonymous said...

Katherine,
You wrote: You seem to think very little of the bishops. If, as you admit, the Pope leaves this matter to them, why is it your place to over-rule the Pope?

You seem to have forgotten that I quoted from the Pope's letter to the American bishops, in which he said that he thought they should do that.

So I am actually in line with the Pope's thinking.

Philothea

Katherine said...

So I am actually in line with the Pope's thinking.

Or your opinion of the Pope's thinking.

But you are unquestionably not in line with the Pope's ACTION.

The Pope has given communion to Biden and Chaput says he won't.

Anonymous said...

Regina,
You wrote: Is this the Republican view on abortion? Women who face a crisis pregnancy are simply selfish, evil people deserving of no help from individuals and society?

Is this what I said? No. What I said is that society currently does provide help to these women. Y'all are the ones who act like these women are living in the world of Scrooge, not me.

I do not believe that women who find themselves in this situation are selfish and evil women; I believe that they have been lied to by those who know better or who should know better.

Consider this: my understanding is that abortions cost around $600. There are well over 1,000,000 abortions performed each year.

That's an industry of well over half a billion dollars a year. Doesn't that make you stop and think?


>>Philothea, you seem to be the updated version of Scrooge's remark "Don't they have poor houses and work farms?"

Our education promotes sexual activity outside of marriage. Our whole society promotes this: television, the laws, everything. A person can grow up and never learn about the true nature of sexual activity from our society's institutions.

Maybe our nation would be better served by more appropriate education and legislation, education and legislation which the Democratic Party continually attempts to subvert, than by continuing to encourage the conception of babies who will be aborted.

I have not in any way indicated anything about my thoughts on help for women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. You all impute that to me, and not from any evidence that I give you.

I am old enough to remember the years after Roe v Wade. It was not the Democrats who were helping women who were avoiding abortion—it was women who believed in the sanctity of life, who were totally against this stance of the Democrats.

Philothea

Anonymous said...

Katherine,
You wrote: Or your opinion of the Pope's thinking.

Here is what the Pope wrote:
5. Regarding the grave sin of abortion or euthanasia, when a person’s formal cooperation becomes manifest (understood, in the case of a Catholic politician, as his consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws), his Pastor should meet with him, instructing him about the Church’s teaching, informing him that he is not to present himself for Holy Communion until he brings to an end the objective situation of sin, and warning him that he will otherwise be denied the Eucharist.

6. When "these precautionary measures have not had their effect or in which they were not possible," and the person in question, with obstinate persistence, still presents himself to receive the Holy Eucharist, "the minister of Holy Communion must refuse to distribute it" (cf. Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts Declaration "Holy Communion and Divorced, Civilly Remarried Catholics" [2002], nos. 3-4). This decision, properly speaking, is not a sanction or a penalty. Nor is the minister of Holy Communion passing judgement on the person’s subjective guilt, but rather is reacting to the person’s public unworthiness to receive Holy Communion due to an objective situation of sin.

Philothea

Anonymous said...

SENATOR OBAMA, PLEASE TELL AMERICA YOUR FEELINGS ON THIS US JUDICIAL INJUSTICE ???

LETS ALL HOPE OUR MEDIA FRIENDS ALSO CONTINUE TO SHOW AN INTEREST
IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS)
FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS POSSIBLE FUTURE
PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA’S
LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????

**WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR
OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO
KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW
THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL HORROR
CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK AMERICAN FAMILIES AND
THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????

*** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED ***
THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS
LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS
(MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL
REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN
AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

**** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS !
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE
CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY
JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****
The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent
Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000
total US prison population nationwide.
Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal
appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively
closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever
being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their
freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern
States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being
falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational
skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and
innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal
legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is
still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system
knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands
of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities
of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when
any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to
submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide)
without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in
reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus and will
win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free
World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity
for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays
the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal
appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality
in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also
some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a
waste of taxpayers $$.

This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!

***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY!

A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE:
1) YAHOO AND 2) GOOGLE
MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM.
** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com (424-247-2013)

DOUGLAS FIELD said...

SENATOR OBAMA, PLEASE TELL AMERICA YOUR FEELINGS ON THIS US JUDICIAL INJUSTICE ???

LETS ALL HOPE OUR MEDIA FRIENDS CONTINUE TO SHOW AN INTEREST
IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS)
FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS POSSIBLE FUTURE
PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA’S
LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????

**WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR
OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO
KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW
THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL HORROR
CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK AMERICAN FAMILIES AND
THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????

*** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED ***
THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS
LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS
(MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL
REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN
AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

**** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS !
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE
CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY
JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****
The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent
Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000
total US prison population nationwide.
Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal
appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively
closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever
being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their
freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern
States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being
falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational
skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and
innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal
legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is
still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system
knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands
of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities
of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when
any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to
submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide)
without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in
reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus and will
win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free
World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity
for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays
the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal
appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality
in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also
some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a
waste of taxpayers $$.

This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!

***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY!

A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE:
1) YAHOO AND 2) GOOGLE
MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM.
** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com (424-247-2013)

DOUGLAS FIELD said...

SENATOR OBAMA, PLEASE GIVE AMERICA~ A DOSE OF REALITY CONCERNING THIS HORROR OF INJUSTICE THAT HAS BECOME AN AMERICAN ART FORM ???

LETS ALL HOPE OUR MEDIA FRIENDS CONTINUE TO ALSO SHOW AN INTEREST IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS) FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA’S LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????

WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL HORROR CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????

*** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED ***
THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS (MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

***THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****
The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.
Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

**INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS !!
This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!

***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY!

A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE:
1) YAHOO AND 2) GOOGLE
MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM.
** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com
(424-247-2013)