Okay, we all know politicians generally get elected – even to the California State Senate, because the politician can get the union bosses to order their sheep err I mean “members” to vote them in. I put in my brief commentary on politicians even though I, Daniel Smith, Esq. am running for Chula Vista City Council 2014. And to defend the union members, I have written on my political blog, that I believe union members are beginning to see the light and understand that union bosses generally have never worked in their field. Never, got their hands dirty, except to receive bribes for brain-washing their union members. I believe union members are sick and tired of the corruption of their union bosses that ultimately are thinking about their own wealth and not necessarily the benefit of the members.
Back to Ben Hueso (D) and all the other knuckleheads politicians that get arrested for DUI and then decide to announce to the press I am going to “pursue my innocence” reported the Union Tribune. Brilliant. Dude, we live in the United States, not Mexico, and we ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT! I can say this with a reference to Mexico because, (1) I am a Latino (mother’s side), (2) my children with my current first and only wife are 1/2 Mexican and (3) my Chula Vista office is only 8 miles from the Mexico. I am allowed to make fun of politicians who have generally never created a job, much less had a real job. And are running our lives passing new laws, spending our money via new unaccountable agencies and keeping college for our kids unaffordable (assuming we are citizens of the U.S. and working hard to pay our taxes). So yes, I will make fun of the idiots and I will be accountable when I am elected. Unions are afraid of me, so make a donation at www.chula4smith.com and I will break the mold.
I think that we all used to presume politicians were smart. I don’t want to be hard on Sen. Hueso, but he demonstrates just how little many politicians (that you and I elect) know about our forefathers’ founding principles set forth in the United States Constitution. First of all, it is the prosecutor’s burden to prove that Hueso is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In Mexico, you are presumed guilty without a speedy trial and that is why Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is still in a Mexican jail after he briefly crossed the border and was not smart in trying to explain he had guns and wanted to turn around. (It does not help to “explain yourself in any country!”)
Sen. Hueso may believe California is a different country. But it is not. He is one of the leaders of perhaps the most powerful state in the union. VOSD quoted him ” I have a business background, I have a planning background, I have an economic development background” What business was that? Running a frat house at SDSU does not count or qualify anyone. I have no idea if he ran a fraternity house or when he had time to have a real job or create jobs, so let’s get back to his case.
Senator Hueso was driving the wrong way down a one-way street in Sacramento at 3:45 AM says the Sacramento Bee. That was after Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez tweeted a picture of Sen. Hueso holding a drink with his shirt half un-tucked. Presumably late at night, her tweet said “… Loving my Latino Caucus Boys”. The second lesson to be learned from this arrest of Ben Hueso might be to avoid having your picture with evidence of you drinking within three hours of driving blasted across the universe via social media.
Did I say that we elect these geniuses? With friends like Assemblywoman Gonzalez, who needs enemies? She removed it from her twitter account. Which leads to a third lesson that can be learned here. Once on the internet, it does not go away – forever – always – in perpetuity.” I have had many a gang case in which the prosecution has handed me screen shots of social media showing my client with guns, drugs and flashing gang signs. My clients usually tell me that they left that part of the story out of our conversation because it was “deleted and shut down”. Oh well.
Senator Hueso might be better off calling us at San Diego Defenders next time to make any statements on his behalf. I will do it free of charge like Gloria Allred does on a regular basis. Free TV advertising is a bargain at twice the price!
But all joking aside, let’s all remember that we live in the United States of America where laws are presumably in place to protect the freedoms that we already have. Unalienable rights. Laws are NOT made to create rights, as I recently read in “The Law” a short but powerful book written by the French economist, statesman and author, Frederic Bastiat. In 1848, he examined the struggle many countries had in deciding between economic systems of communism, socialism or capitalism.
Laws are made in defense of our life, liberty and property says Bastiat. I believe that is what our forefathers meant when it was declared that we had an unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The laws that followed were not made to pursue innocence because it is something that we possess. If you call our office, we will be talking about the laws, such as the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, which presumes our innocence. Let’s start there.