By Deborah C. Tyler
In the course of his Bolshevik hammer-and-sickling of Dinesh D’Souza for campaign finance violations, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman sentenced Mr. D’Souza to mandatory “therapeutic counseling.” It is a well-known method of socialist totalitarian states to declare political dissidents mentally ill. Judge Berman’s sentencing is another example that the USSR didn’t close, it moved west and rebooted as the USSA -- Union of Socialist States of America. In view of his recklessness toward the irreplaceable Constitution, Judge Berman needs to have his head examined, not Dinesh D’Souza.
Advertisement - story continues below
There are two basic forms of treatment provided by mental health “helping professionals.” Therapy implies treatment for a mental disorder such as depression or anxiety; counseling is generally understood to be non-clinical and involves assistance in making major life decisions. In using the word “therapeutic,” Judge Berman implied he suspected Mr. D’Souza had a mental disorder. The judge did not order a qualified psychiatric examination of Mr. D’Souza, which he had a duty to do if he suspected such a mental defect had impaired Mr. D’Souza’s judgment. Instead, the Bolshie on the bench explained he “couldn’t comprehend somebody would do something foolish at the pinnacle of his career.”
A federal judge in Manhattan cannot imagine that a famous millionaire would bend financial rules to serve his own purposes? Unimaginable! It has certainly never happened before that a rich man cheated a bit, and certainly not in New York City! Mr. D’Souza must be mentally ill to do such a thing! Imagine Judge Berman saying to a Wall Street crook (the folks who call D’Souza’s misattributed $20,000 lunch money), “I can’t understand why you broke the rules, you’re already rich.” It is true that Judge Berman virtually never sees cheating committed in the service of patriotism rather than greed. To love America and falsely designate a campaign contribution for a friend might seem crazy to Judge Berman. But it is the leftwingers who have lost their minds.