I sincerely hope that Don Weber will run for the next circuit judge position that becomes available in Madison County. As I was recently reminded, Don's last campaign for the judiciary was torpedoed by a loud-mouthed banquet ticket hustler who successfully branded him a racist.
I am reliably informed that when Weber was prosecuting attorney for Madison County, the loud-mouthed banquet ticket hustler confronted Don in an unnecessarily loud, accusatory manner and Don refused to back down from the hustler.
My respect for Weber came about as a result of his conduct as prosecutor when he prosecuted crimes against blacks the same as crimes against Caucasians, and he never allowed himself to be bullied.
I am still offended by that raucous political demonstration in front of the Madison County Courthouse by the Alton Chapter of the NAACP when Weber last ran for circuit judge. We often talk about role models. Weber is a great example of professionalism, courage and a steadfast refusal to pander to any group.
Before purchasing banquet tickets or making financial contributions to the so-called civil rights organizations in Madison County, it should be asked what actions does the group take to improve the quality life for black people or anyone?
In many black communities violent crime is epidemic and the illegitimacy birth rate is shameful and babies are often born and raised in deplorable conditions.
William R. Lambert