Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Liberty County Courts- A perspective...

After considering the two remaining local races for judges in our courthouse here in Liberty County, I have become increasingly concerned about the outcome in November. President Obama is doing things on an ongoing basis that should remind us all of how important choosing judges and political leaders is.

Please consider what our Democratic President feels is a legitimate use of our justice system. One of my biggest concerns now that we have seen over a year of President Obama in action is not his rhetoric but his willingness to pervert justice in the courts to get what he wants. He is too political in using his influence on our courts. Two examples of how the courts have been used to promote Obama’s own prejudice and politics out of a growing list of such court manipulation. The Obama justice department has dropped the prosecution of black thugs caught on camera stationed outside a polling place intimidating voters and he has promoted to the Supreme Court a circuit judge who dismissed a discrimination lawsuit by white firefighters, whose case the Supreme Court later accepted and ruled in their favor. There is a growing list of better examples, but part of my point is to say we are not immune to similar abuse and prejudice influence by our own officeholders.

I was amazed when I first heard about Democratic County Judge Phil Fitzgerald openly using the courts to forgive his friend and business associate Glenn Vickery in a DUI case that was so well known by the public. It made me wonder what goes on in our courts when the cases are not involving someone so well known. But more amazing than that were the efforts we are already hearing by Democrats and allies of Zack Zbranek to make that whole business about Zack’s Republican opponent in the race for County Court at Law Judge. While the Republican candidate was an employee trying to do the best he could with a situation Democrats had created, Zbranek’s Democratic comrades were trying to use the courts for their own purposes.

There is a tremendous difference in the two accusations. While I believe Zbranek’s Republican opponent, Tommy Chambers, should possibly file a lawsuit on Fitzgerald, Zbranek supporters seem to dismiss the abuse of office and the abuse of Chambers as an employee and skip right to using the courts as a tool for political gain. Instead of hammering Chambers, a candidate for the court that was bypassed by Fitzgerald should have publicly denounced the County Judge’s behavior. But rather than criticize his fellow Democrat, Zbranek seems content to sit back and watch the whole affair to be perverted into some kind of hammer to beat his opponent with. It is outrageous. Like President Obama, it seems these politicians expect voters to listen to their “twisted tales” and to encourage public misperceptions. This attitude seems like the same kind that allows selective prosecution from the Liberty County District Attorney’s office, based on political and personal considerations in our courts.

Potentially making matters even worse for citizens of our county, Zack Zbranek is kinfolk to questionable incumbent, District Judge Rusty Hight, who is up for re-election this November. Two family members sitting on two of the three benches in our courthouse is not something most of us are comfortable with. As we have observed how the hero of their political party, Barack Obama continues to influence the courts to consider how they can make political gains by perverting the rule of law and due process and the obvious use of selective prosecution, I urge fellow citizens to listen to accounts of friends and neighbors of how these men have conducted certain key cases in our courtrooms which are indeed questionable. The potential for major problems by electing these two men is beyond dangerous.

Their behavior is far more dangerous than giving a break to one of their friends that was stopped for weaving on the road after taking prescription drugs. Having the power to rule on cases that effect the lives of not only our neighbors, but with the use of selective prosecution and the tendency to involve their politics, to rule on cases that could be drummed up on us or our children or our friends or anyone they perceive as a threat to their agenda is serious business. These kinds of things happen and we never know much about it until it happens to someone we care about.
Looking at just one example to show how far this Hight-Zbranek group has the potential to go to win just requires re-visiting the recent past. Please recall the media accounts of the case Hight got in ethical trouble for several years ago. It involved the custody of a child. Hight changed court documents to affect the outcome of that court case. Had he not been caught, it could have prejudiced a jury into a different ruling on the custody of a small child. But Hight was caught! The woman that would have been deprived of due process came forward during Hight’s first attempt to elevate himself to the position of District Judge and he lost that race. Perhaps the poor woman was shocked or maybe she was just tired of the public attention when Hight had the audacity to run again, but she did not campaign against him. He won in his second bid. As a result we have a District Judge that we should all be aware of has a past that indicates the lengths and the depths he will go to get his way. His disrespect for the law and due process and people’s rights is a matter of record.

How dare these people stand in judgment of the way Chambers handled Fitzgerald’s lack of integrity and disrespect for the law! How dare these political animals question anyone’s integrity, especially someone that though he was an employee, still had guts enough to set the Vickery case for re-filing! How dare them accuse Chambers of not being political enough to avoid the “deals” democrats send his way! We want to elect someone who is not as politically minded as these people.

These people are asking us to worry about people getting a break on misdemeanors while we ought to be more worried about innocent people getting railroaded by biased rulings or false or altered documents. Fitzgerald, the real initiator of the cause they have highlighted, was defeated at the polls. Now we must concern ourselves with the family that would ask us to trust our courts to them. They are tough campaigners and we can all prepare to be disgusted with their future political mudslinging, but we must not allow their politics to infect our justice system any more.

Concerned Republican

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I still wonder how anyone having done what Rusty Hight did in that custody case could have the wherewithal to ask the voters to sit as a judge over citizens that would never consider doing such a thing. And then when the man won......

Anonymous said...

Zeke was the cream of the Zbranek-Hight family and Zack is the residue. You are right, the one thing they all have in common is an absoloute love for the Democratic Party. I would never even consider voting to have one of these people as a judge, much less two in the same family. You think we have some strange goings on in the courthouse now, but this uncle and nephew pair in there.

Anonymous said...

Gentlemen I have already heard one of the things these bastards are going to say about Morefield. They are going to say he is Buddy Alders attorney. Just like they did with Chambers, these Democrats have defended Alders and his relationship to people in the courthouse all of these years, but now that he is friends with a Republican candidate they have changed their tune. All of these lawyers have clients, this kind of campaigning is desperate. Hight needs to clean up his act and quit trying to throw mud on others. Morefield is so much less political than Hight he would be a welcomed improvement.

Anonymous said...

You people on here can say whatever you want, Rusty Hight is from Dayton and we have the votes on this isde of the river and we are not going to vote for Morefield or Chambers.

Anonymous said...

Hight, Dolcefino's got your number and he's watching you sorry @ss.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Hight has kissed his career away over harassing and hitting Akins, what a dumb @ssed judge.

Anonymous said...

Waa waa! What's a matter your people can't take the heat. Chambers should have quit. Zbraneks have never lost an election and he is going to get smoked. Hight has only lost one election and that is because Pegues dug that woman up and made a big deal out of something that happened over ten years ago. You are all losers hoping to ride the wave of hatred against a black President into some republican wins. You are screwed/ liberty County is smarter than that!

Anonymous said...

just like Mike Little has

Anonymous said...

The outsider eyes of Channel 13 and some others not yet revealed are all on the 75th District Court here and Jimmy Sylvia in Chambers county. Pull the rug up donkeys and get the broom out!

Anonymous said...

I never will forget seeing these two men together. Hight smoking a fat cigar and Zbranek downing a few brewskys. I didn't know they were plotting to take over the world then, but maybe I was a witness to the family deciding how to divide the courthouse up.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is just me, but if you get apicture of Zack and draw a little extra hair say about 10 inches on his head, doesn't he look a little like Eric Latz from KSHN?

Anonymous said...

They all look like Fason to me.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree about putting long stringy hair on Zack. Instead I wonder if you took a picture of Latz and erased the long hair and erased most of the hair on his head and put a black dress on him.....doesn't he look a lot like Hight?

Anonymous said...

You forgot the black dress along with the cigar for Hight. He is bought and paid for by Little and the rest the clan.

Anonymous said...

Put stringy long hair and a cigar on Little and you have a pitiful excuse for a District Attorney. There is no diguise good enough to hide his selective prosecution. He lets the important people in town go and he burns the regular folks if it suit shis fancy. And woe to ye who have ever come against him or the Democratic Party.

Anonymous said...

Can we just all get along? They sure do - they get alone in smoke-filled back rooms and decide stuff they have no business deciding. Or do they?

Anonymous said...

Little doesn't need stringy long hair and a cigar to be a pitiful excuse for a District Attorney. He's managing to be a pitiful excuse for a District Attorney quite well without it.

Anonymous said...

I think Liberty County has had a gut full of Hight and the Zebraneks. These people want to be rulers, not a judge. Toss them out and let them go back to their usual vocation and stop living high on the tax payers money.

Anonymous said...

You Liberty County Republicans won a couple of offices while in most counties in Texas Republicans won almost all of the offices and now you are full of yourselves. Liberty County will be one of the starter conties for Democrats to start winning back this state.

Anonymous said...

I agree, all these stupid locals won was the Sheriff's office (and that was because Chip fairchild is a well known problem) and the County Attorney's open seat. In most places on the state Republicans ripped the entire Democrat structure in two. I agree this county and Jefferson County will be the start of the pendelum swinging back.

Anonymous said...

Connect the dots Akins. The people will turn out the whole bunch of you will just connect the dots. You have a good start, keep connecting them.

Anonymous said...

When you have shown a willingness to change court documents to get the verdict you want, you should be disbarred. Period. No judgeship. No law license.

Anonymous said...

As long as we're only getting the option
of liars, con artists, and socialists,
(and nothing that we could vote 'for')-
let's enlist a boatload of
pageant girls for political candidates.

At least they would be easier on the eyes;
and, lying through prettier teeth!
Personally, I'd prefer an perfumed airhead.
The lies would certainly SMELL better;
and they, certainly, couldn't
make bigger messes of the government!

Anonymous said...

The pendulum is going to swing alright, when November gets here, the pendulum is going to fall on these socialist Democrats heads, but it will then be too late.

Anonymous said...

Liberty County will be one of the starter (conties) for Democrats to start winning back this state. What is a conties? Zack, you better lear how to spell (Counties), and I personally don't think the DEMS. are going to do well in Liberty County in November. This is just my personal opinion, but what do I know.