"A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take away everything you have."

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Department of Injustice

This post by Ed Whelan on National Review's Bench Memos blog caught my attention. We all know that Eric Holder's Justice Department is refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court. What is also coming out is that Holder's Justice Department is also refusing to enforce DOMA as existing law. Whelan gives one clear example of this in his post, and also links to a longer article that provides much more detailed evidence and analysis of the Justice Department's actions.

This is par for the course for Holder's Justice Department. A Washington Times editorial from September 2010 explained how the DOJ is refusing to enforce federal laws that require states to purge their voting rolls of ineligible voters. Whistleblower J. Christian Adams recounted how a top official from the DOJ informed her staff that the department had no interest in enforcing those laws (presumably since voter fraud works to the Democrat's political advantage). Then there is this column by Andrew McCarthy on National Review, which recounts the testimony of another whistleblower, Christopher Coates, before the Civil Rights Commission. Coates described how the DOJ's dropping of all charges in the Philadelphia Black Panthers voter intimidation case, shocking as it was, was merely the tip of the iceberg and that at Holder's (and Obama's) direction, the DOJ was consistently enforcing civil rights laws in a racially discriminatory manner. As McCarthy pointed out, it is more than just politicization of the Justice Department - it is the criminalization of the Justice Department.

Clearly, President Obama and his buddy Eric Holder have no interest in enforcing laws they don't like. They will stop at nothing, including ignoring or violating the laws and Constitution of the U.S., in order to achieve their political and ideological goals. Their lawless tyranny must be stopped in November 2012, or our country may never recover.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Obama Politicizes Government Contracts

I was appalled -- but not surprised -- when I read this article from The Wall Street Journal yesterday. The gist of it is that Obama is about to sign an executive order reversing a 70-year-old government policy. This new order will require all private companies and their officers to list their political donations as a condition to bidding for government contracts.

This is called using the power of the government to silence your political opponents. Companies have two choices: donate to Republicans (or conservative third-party groups) and lose out on all government contracts, or protect their livelihoods and don't give any money to Republican candidates. Oh yeah, and guess who doesn't have to disclose their donations? That's right. Unions, which donate overwhelmingly to Democrats.

Thanks to Obama, no longer will we have a federal contract system based on best value and best quality. Now politics will decide who gets what contract. That may be good for Obama's re-election campaign, but it's not very good for our country.

It is increasingly difficult for me to understand how someone who genuinely cares about the future of our country can support this radical leftist, this partisan hack who now occupies the White House.