Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

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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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Obama's Politicized Dept of Justice

Throughout the 8 years of the Bush administration, Democrats regularly charged that the DoJ was being politicized.  I've come to the conclusion that they were screaming about what they wanted to do, not what was being done...recently, the Obama DoJ dismissed several politically charged cases, the most prominant of which is the Philadelphia New Black Panther Party case. 

In that case, the leader of the Philadelphia New Black Panther Party turned away white voters from excercising their Constitutional right to vote...but that's not racism or a violation of voters rights under the new regime.  Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli, an Obama political appointee (who oddly enough, went through the Senate confirmation process), overruled the unanimous recommendations of not one, but six career DoJ lawyers, who wanted to continue the prosecution of a number members of the New Black Panther Party on charges of voter intimidation.  He dismissed the case...after a verdict had been entered by a judge, but prior to sentencing.  Coincidently, the NBPP is a huge supporter of Barack Obama, but I'm sure that it was a common sense decision NOT to complete the process.

Now comes word that in Missouri, where the sitting Secretary of State (who is incharge of voter registration) Robin Carnahan, and a Democrat who just happens to be that party's candidate for a vacant U.S. Senate seat, has refused to follow Federal law and purge from Missouri voter rolls those who have died, convicted of felonies or moved. 
Last year, Justice abandoned a case it had pursued for three years against Missouri for failing to clean up its rolls. When filed in 2005, one-third of Missouri counties had more registered voters than voting-age residents. contended that her office had no obligation to ensure individual counties were complying with the federal law mandating a cleanup of their voter rolls.

The case made slow but steady progress through the courts for more than three years, amid little or no evidence of progress in cleaning up Missouri's voter rolls. Despite this, Obama Justice saw fit to dismiss the case in March 2009. Curiously, only a month earlier, Ms. Carnahan had announced her Senate candidacy. Missouri has a long and documented history of voter fraud in Democratic-leaning cities such as St. Louis and Kansas City. Ms. Carnahan may now stand to benefit from voter fraud facilitated by the improperly kept voter rolls that she herself allowed to continue.
If there's smoke...there's probably fire.  After all, 37 states are now pursuing voting law violations against that paragon of voter registration, ACORN...and that organization is a stalwart supporter of the Democratic party.  But I don't suppose they would ever countenance illegal voting...but then in Chicago and St. Louis, the dead vote...often, but only for Democrats.

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