Skip to comments.Ex-Con Elected to Michigan Legislature
Posted on 11/12/2012 1:25:53 PM PST by John Semmens
Democrat Brian Banks was elected to represent a Detroit district in the Michigan State Assembly last Tuesday. The 35 year-old Banks defeated Republican rival Dan Schulte by a 68% to 32% margin. The fact that Banks had been previously convicted eight times for check kiting and credit card fraud did not deter voters.
Theyre all crooks anyway, said one supporter. Why not have someone with relevant experience to help us get a bigger piece of the pie?
Banks says his experience in financial matters gives him a leg up in the fight for benefits for my constituents. As I understand it, most of how the government is funded is based on passing the bill forward to the next generation or maybe just reneging on it. The only difference between that and what Ive done before is that legislators dont get prosecuted for doing this.
Though the Michigan Constitution appears to bar convicted felons from running for office, the ban only applies to those whos felonies occurred while acting in an official capacity for the government. Inasmuch as Banks crimes occurred while he was a private citizen he is fully eligible under state law to serve in the legislature.
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He'll probably turn out to be the most honest man there.
He’s doing it wrong.
Detroit politicians are supposed to end in prison nit start there.
" Why not have someone with relevant experience to help us get a bigger piece of the pie?"
I mean ... it is what it is and THIS is why America is gone.
There's not enough remnant to stop the erosion unless and until God steps in.
He’s in good company
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