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The Bottom Line on Eric Holder
Thursday, July 21, 2011 10:22 AM

Eric Holder is President Obama's Attorney General. For those of you who don't know, consider him chief of lawyers. Its his job to defend the laws of the land, and to offer legal counsel to the President.

Unfortunately, he doesn't do his job very well. Poor enough recently that Rep. Allen West has called for his resignation over his agency's involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, where several thousand guns were allowed to "walk" across the border with Mexico in the hands of suspected criminals.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney has stated that Eric Holder should NOT resign:

“Operation Fast and Furious is under investigation and we’ve had one hearing on it. We intend to have more and more investigations, more interviews and we will go where it takes us.” 

“Right now, we heard about these loopholes in the law – law enforcement asked for greater tools so that they could get convictions and try to stop the flow of illegal guns and that’s where we are now,” she said.  “So we will continue our investigation.” 

I disagree. First of all, funding for the operation came from Eric Holders Justice Department's Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force on January 26th, 2010, 11 months before Border Patrol Agent Bran Terry was murdered in Arizona.

Also, several Assistant Attorney Generals received emails and personal visits from ATF members regarding aspects of Fast and Furious.

So, if his office and his people knew about it, what's to say he didn't? Do you honestly think he didn't?

But I also think he should resign for more than that.

What about his failure to prosecute members of the Black Panther Party for voter intimidation? A former employee of Holder's Justice Department, J. Christian Adams, says that he was told to drop the case:

"I mean we were told, 'Drop the charges against the New Black Panther Party,'" Adams told Fox News, adding that political appointees Loretta King, acting head of the civil rights division, and Steve Rosenbaum, an attorney with the division since 2003, ordered the dismissal.

This smells kind of fishy. Here's something else I find interesting:

Adams also says that after the dismissal, Justice Department attorneys were instructed not to bring any more cases against racial minorities under the Voting Section. 

There it is! So the AG didn't want any more cases brought forth in the Voting Section involving minorities. Look, I know things were tough for African Americans in the past 100 years involving voting. I'm not denying that. But allowing minorities to intimidate other voters at a polling place is illegal! It doesn't matter what color their skin color is!

One more argument for Eric Holder's resignation/canning. DOMA. The President and Eric Holder have decided to NOT enforce the LAW OF THE LAND! DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) is a law, passed by Congress and signed into law by the President.

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that the  department will stop defending the policy because it has now been challenged in the Second Circuit, "which has no established or binding standard for how laws concerning sexual orientation should be treated."

"After careful consideration, including a review of my recommendation, the President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny," he said. "The President has also concluded that Section 3 of DOMA, as applied to legally married same-sex couples, fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional. Given that conclusion, the President has instructed the Department not to defend the statute in such cases. I fully concur with the President's determination."

Sorry buddy, but the Executive branch doesn't decide what the laws are, they enforce them. The Judicial branch doesn't decide that either, by the way. You are about a day late and a dollar short. So, by NOT defending the law of the land, I am pretty sure they are BREAKING the law of the land.

The bottom line is this: HE NEEDS TO GO! He only enforces the laws he wants to enforce, which is not in the best interest of the county.

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http://cnsnews.com/news/article/democrat-holder-shouldn-t-resign-over-op

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/30/justice-dept-lawyer-accuses-holder-dropping-new-black-panther-case-political/

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gun-running-timeline-how-doj-s-operation

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20035398-503544.html

 

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