I can’t tell you how many times I sat in front of the TV shouting “WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY,” and it seems I find myself saying that more and more. We are supposed to be a nation of laws, when any public official takes office, they take a pledge to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said recently that state attorneys general are not forced to defend laws in their states that ban same-sex marriage if they believe it to be unconstitutional. A nation of laws no more.
Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers, R-Colo., voiced his opposition to Holder in a Washington Post editorial recently.“Depending on one’s view of the laws in question, such a ‘litigation veto’ may, in the short term, be a terrific thing; an unpopular law is defended and the attorney general can take credit. But in the longer term, this practice corrodes our system of checks and balances. Public belief in the power of democracy and ultimately the moral and legal authority on which attorneys general must depend,” These state laws are often state constitutional provisions or laws enacted by referendum (people voting directly at the polls), so some find it especially anti-democratic for a state Attorney General not to defend them.
The job of law enforcement is to enforce laws, if the laws are unpopular than change them, but you cannot just disobey them because you don’t agree with them. Not only is our top law enforcer a lawbreaker, but it seems that he is also a racist. The Department of Justice wants schools to directly consider race when disciplining students, taking care to ensure that some races are not punished more often than others, even if students of certain races misbehave more often.
Eric Holder’s DOJ co-wrote a letter with the Department of Education, and sent it to public schools across the country recently. First among its decrees: Schools should not strive to treat all races the same; rather, they should treat the races differently, levying weaker punishments when necessary, in order to effect equal outcomes among students of all races.
If schools are pressured to get their numbers right in this area, they will either start disciplining students who shouldn’t be or, more likely, will not discipline some students who ought to be. If unruly students are not disciplined, the kids who will lose out the most will be well-behaved students in classes with undisciplined classmates. According to the DOJ if a teacher disciplines a white student twice, that teacher can only discipline a black student twice, even though the black student misbehaved six times.
Joe Hicks, a member of the Project 21 (The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives,) says the attorney general is obsessed with racism. “My view of Eric Holder is that he is most racialized and the most ideological attorney general I think this nation has seen at least in the modern era,” he offers. “So here’s a man who constantly weighs in on the issues – and always weighs in from a racial aspect that black kids are being mistreated.”
Robert Laurie, wrote in The Canada Free Press – I’m pretty sure that Eric
Holder begins each and every day with a meeting where he and his team sit around brainstorming new ways to call Americans racist. If you support the 2nd Amendment, you’re a racist. If you want to enforce the nation’s borders, you’re a racist. If you favor voter ID laws, you’re a racist. If you think it’s criminal to run guns to Mexico, you’re a racist.
Let’s face it, the Left is at the point where whenever someone disagrees with them, they have to be a racist, to the people on the left, there can be no other explanation. How long are people going to put up with this? If someone on the Right said that we should not strive to treat all races the same; rather, they should treat the races differently, the media would have been all over them calling them racists remarks, yet we have an AG who not only said it, but truly believes it.
Our top law enforcement officer is a lawbreaker and a racist; well what can we expect, when he gets his marching orders from the lawbreaker-in-chief himself, Obama.
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