That’s Sort Of What “Against The Law” Means
Via NRO comes what may be the most bizarre argument in a New York Times editorial ever:
The Justice Department decided last week not to bring charges against Tom DeLay, whose unethical conduct represented a modern low among Congressional leaders. The decision is a reminder that some of Washington’s worst big-money practices remain either legal or far too difficult to prosecute.
Mr. DeLay, the Texas Republican who had been the House majority leader, crowed that he had been “found innocent.” But many of Mr. DeLay’s actions remain legal only because lawmakers have chosen not to criminalize them.
Yea, see guys the way the law works is that you only get charged with a crime when you do something that’s against a law that’s already been written.
Is that so hard to understand ?