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7.05.2016

Dallas Lawyer Shows Up In Wise County To Read Declaration of Independence


All 1,300+ words of it. (I guess our founding fathers couldn't have just written, "It's not you. It's me.")

The local Tea Party read the Declaration on the courthouse square within months of President Obama's election. I remember watching it from the courthouse balcony with an assistant DA who went on an anti-Obama rant. "I'll tell you one thing," he said. "He will never get a second term."

Edit: The reading wasn't as dramatic as it was in Tyler where one criminal defense lawyer (and, amazingly, past president of the State Bar of Texas) embarrassed himself by refusing to participate because a "defendant" was reading the Declaration as well. That defendant?:  Kerry Max Cook who will soon become the next poster child for the Wrongfully Convicted.



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. Except those with red skin. Or black skin. Or yellow skin. Those, we home invade, swindle or shackle and own as we see fit.

Anonymous said...

This is an event sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (hardly the Tea Party).
The goal was to read the Dec in every county. Apparently, he had to come from Dallas because no one in Wise County stepped up.

Anonymous said...



12:30 -OK I'll play along...
You are a Mexican drug lord (cartel)?
Kinda gave that away when you threw every race card but the brown one.
Few minorities (if any) would err in this manner.
You forgot to mention your other attributes - infect, deface, abuse, disrespect,ignore, misrepresent, malign- just to name a few "Mexican Cartel" attributes. You are Mexican Cartel right??? Did I win ??

Anonymous said...

Omigosh! You'd think JD could have found a dressier shirt for the occasion. I know it's hot, but come on!

Anonymous said...

I never knew Matlock had a son.

DF Conrad McMasters

Anonymous said...

If it was Buck Files, he has represented the "real killer" in the Kerry Max Cook case for years. He helped keep an innocent man--Cook--in jail.

Anonymous said...

This 4th of July, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn tried to have a reading of the Declaration in all the 254 Texas counties.

In 2015 Texas defense lawyers recited the Declaration in 139 county seats, covering more than half of the 254 counties in Texas.

Seems like a criminal defense attorney would be aware of what's going on in his state and county by members of his own occupation.

So it goes.

Anonymous said...

Criminal Defense attorney.....

"Where's my money" in fake Troy Aikman voice

Anonymous said...

shirt???? Get the kid some chuck Taylor's ASAP! Those shoes are horrible

Anonymous said...

No self respecting Wise County attorney would be seen with a guy in a Chicago Cubs shirt on the steps of the courthouse.