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A look at Kristin Davis-Ny Libertarian Governor candidate and spitzer

June 28, 2010
Kristin Davis  Kristin Davis

Kristin Davis was better known as the Manhattan Madam who supplied escorts for Eliot Spitzer while he was both Attorney General and Governor. She went to Riker’s Island for four months, becoming a libertarian activist . She is seeking the New York Libertarian nomination for governor.

Shame on CNN: Spitzer Doesn’t Deserve Another Chance

by Kristin Davis

CNN is planning to bring disgraced former New York governor on as a commentator to replace the leaving Campbell Brown- thus condoning the criminal actions of Eliot Spitzer which he has never admitted or atoned for after using his influence to avoid prosecution.


Should CNN now be called the Criminal News Network ? Eliot Spitzer violated federal money laundering laws as well as the Mann Act, which prohibits transporting a woman across state lines for the purposes of prostitution, which a Republican New York State Supreme Court Justice was charged, convicted and jailed for in 2009. Why not Spitzer?


Eliot Spitzer also violated Federal Money Laundering laws which were reported by two New York banks (North Fork Bank and HSBC) with the U.S. Treasury department and the Internal Revenue Service after Spitzer moved large sums of cash in bank accounts he controlled. The banks reported the transactions because they looked like “structuring” transactions. A structured transaction, according to the FFIEC’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) exam manual, is used to evade BSA reporting and certain recordkeeping requirements. They are used to hide the source, destination or reason the money is being sent. Spitzer broke the law.


Why I Support Legalizing Marijuana Now

by Kristin Davis

I approach the issue of marijuana legalization as an economic conservative and libertarian. It is an estimated $5 billion underground industry in my home state of New York. I say legalize, regulate and tax it to create new revenues so New York’s more regressive income and property taxes an be cut.


When economic recessions decimate state coffers, politicians usually turn to their traditional streams of revenue to replenish their budgets. In other words, they raise taxes and strain the very system that is already overburdened. Currently, New Yorkers carry one of the highest tax burdens in the country, and city and local budgets all over the state are straining for every dollar. It is clear that New York State has reached critical mass in the taxation of its citizenry. New York needs innovation and recent developments in California can serve as a model for our state.

Californians who use marijuana are asking the government to tax and regulate its use as a potential solution to their current budget crisis. New York should follow suit.

I know talk of legalization of pot immediately sets off a clamor among the anti-drug crowd, but their rhetoric is generally exaggerated, erroneous or plain wrong. They are misinformed and the unfounded fears surrounding marijuana use has stuffed our prisons full of nonviolent people and saddled our state with outlandish incarceration costs for decades. The demonization of marijuana must stop. There is a plethora of scientific opinions that debunk marijuana myths, but the true tragedy is that marijuana criminalization has been an epic failure.



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