First They Came For Indian Immigrant Documentary Filmmakers

The Obama administration has unleashed a series of attacks on conservatives that at present has no end in sight. One of those attacks was the indictment of Dinesh D’Souza, whose anti-Obama film 2016 is the second biggest-grossing political documentary of all time. D’Souza is accused of contributing $20,000, more than the legal limit, to the Senate candidacy of his friend Wendy Long. The U.S. Attorney in New York announced a “zero tolerance” policy with regard to campaign finance, and D’Souza was arraigned in New York, handcuffed briefly, and released on $500,000 bond.

Consider that for a moment: the magnitude of his offense was $20,000 (less, actually, since his donation was legal up to the maximum), while bail was set at $500,000. And the Obama administration has a zero tolerance policy toward campaign finance violations? Really? So where are the charges relating to Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, in both of which the Obama web site was deliberately designed (by disabling standard security protocols that are used by all other campaigns) to encourage illegal contributions by foreigners and donors who, like D’Souza, had already contributed the maximum allowable. No federal authority has made the slightest effort to investigate, let alone criminally prosecute, those obvious violations by the Obama campaign and an unknown number of its contributors.

And, on the subject of zero tolerance of electoral violations, how about enforcing the laws against voter fraud? Voter fraud has become an element of the Democrats’ election strategy, to the point where they react with hysteria whenever anyone tries to take steps to prevent illegal votes from being cast. If the U.S. Attorney is so concerned about honest elections, what has he, or any other law enforcement authority in New York State, done to enforce the laws relating to ballot integrity?

Dinesh D’Souza has had a tough year, both personally and professionally. He has also clashed, on occasion, with fellow conservatives, including some of us. But now more than ever, conservatives need to heed Benjamin Franklin’s injunction to hang together. Not all conservatives like the Tea Party, or D’Souza, or Chris Christie, or the Koch brothers, or whoever the next target may prove to be. But the Democrats have launched a broad attack against conservatives of all stripes, and they are willing to misuse all of the powers of the federal government to squash dissent. Conservatives can only counter this aggression by sticking together.

So we should support Dinesh however we can, beginning by questioning whether his indictment is a case of selective enforcement. We conservatives are in favor of enforcing election laws: let’s put all the pressure we can on Democrats to enforce them all, uniformly. And let’s go see Dinesh’s new movie, America, which will debut on the 4th of July. Here is the trailer:

It isn’t hard to understand why the Democrats want to silence Dinesh, and anyone else who might consider defending the United States. Let’s not let them get away with it.

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