A near-final chapter in the international drama of Riggs Bank is unfolding in a federal courtroom as a judge prepares to rule whether the Washington institution is being punished enough for failing to report its suspicious transactions involving foreigners, including former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
George W. Bush is not a conservative. Neither are those imposters who control the House and Senate on Capitol Hill. They are many things but conservative ain’t one of them. Real conservatives wouldn’t have anything to do with these creatures who have invaded our society like a hoard of ravenous termites. Real conservatives believe in less government, the sovereignty of states and the rights of the individuals. The clowns running our government share none of these beliefs. Real conservatives wouldn’t have created the largest bureaucracy in history, given us the rights-robbing USA Patriot Act, tried to ram an increasing number of onerous federal regulations down the throats of state governments or driven our economy to the edge or ruin with record deficits.