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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

New Black Panther Party: DoJ Voting Rights of Non-Minorities Not A Priority of Obama Administration

Here's and earth shattering article in the Washington Times by J. Christian Adams, who was the lead Department of Justice career attorney assigned to the Voting Rights section,  He is now based in Virginia after having sacrificed his career by daring to prosecute this case. He now blogs at the politization of the Department of Justice in the Obama Administration.  Through out the Bush Administration the liberal media accused that administration "politicizing" the we have a clearcut example of DoJ dismissing a case against the New Black Panther Party for threatening violence toward whites in Philadelphia who went to vote.  Their reasoning is that,
Some of my co-workers argued that the law should not be used against black wrongdoers because of the long history of slavery and segregation. Less charitable individuals called it "payback time."
Incredibly, this is being abetted at the highest levels of the department. 
Most disturbing, the dismissal is part of a creeping lawlessness infusing our government institutions. Citizens would be shocked to learn about the open and pervasive hostility within the Justice Department to bringing civil rights cases against nonwhite defendants on behalf of white victims. Equal enforcement of justice is not a priority of this administration. Open contempt is voiced for these types of cases...Incredibly, after the case was dismissed, instructions were given that no more cases against racial minorities like the Black Panther case would be brought by the Voting Section.

Refusing to enforce the law equally means some citizens are protected by the law while others are left to be victimized, depending on their race. Core American principles of equality before the law and freedom from racial discrimination are at risk. Hopefully, equal enforcement of the law is still a point of bipartisan, if not universal, agreement. However, after my experience with the New Black Panther dismissal and the attitudes held by officials in the Civil Rights Division, I am beginning to fear the era of agreement over these core American principles has passed.
This administration is setting up a system wherein non-minority voters can...and will be intimidated at the polls.  Our system has worked so well because, by and large, it's reasonably honest.  While there have been irregularities in some cities (Chicago for instance where the dead vote...often), for the most part, it's an honest system.  If it's permitted to be perverted, and enabled by this administration then the rule of law will be set aside and rule by totalitarian means can't be far away.  Is this the way we want our country to function?  I sure don't.  What do you think?

Read the whole thing...

HT Instapundit

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