A Needed Reminder *Open Thread*

May 27, 2016 by

It is hard to even fathom what is occurring at the Department of Justice at the Direction of the Attorney General of the United States. Well, I guess not quite as much now after 7 years of Obama in the White House and his two choices for Top Law Enforcer of the USA. I mean, really – after the DOJ-sanctioned Fast and Furious debacle, releasing a ton of weapons from guns to grenade launchers into the hands of cartels who have killed two Federal Agents, a few Mexican police, and a number of civilians, nothing should really surprise me.

But then I saw this article in Townhall.com. It is a doozy, so I hope you are sitting down. From Townhall:

Two months ago Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted during congressional testimony that Justice Department attorneys were looking into punishment for the fossil fuel industry and certain individuals, including academics and researchers. Their crime? Rejection or denial of climate change and therefore being opposed to President Obama’s agenda on the issue.

Today, five Republican Senators have sent a letter to Lynch reminding her that in America, we don’t have thought police and the Justice Department doesn’t have the power or authority to punish an entire industry because the people in it they think differently than the progressives in charge of the government.

“We write today to demand that the Department of Justice immediately cease its ongoing use of law enforcement resources to stifle private debate on one of the most controversial public issues of our time  — climate change,” the letter states. “As you well know, initiating criminal prosecution for a private entity’s opinions on climate change is a blatant violation of the First Amendment and an abuse of power that rises to the level of prosecutorial misconduct.”

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The Senators have asked the Department to end all investigations and inquiries into climate changes “deniers” within 14 days. (Click here to read the rest.)

Seems to me that Lynch’s actions have already reached the level of “prosecutorial misconduct,” but then again, I am no attorney.  Then again, I don’t need to be to know that what Lynch and the DOJ is doing targeting “climate deniers” is downright wrong.

That said, I am fluctuating between anger, disgust, dismay, and shock that this is what has become of our country. Apparently, our Department of Justice, and the woman who leads it, have to be reminded by US Senators to stop violating the First Amendment in her fervor to do the dirty work for President Obama to silence anyone who disagrees with his ideology.

That is just wrong.

And that is why this next story is a needed reminder of what is right in this country. Katie Pavlich had this up at Townhall:

No greater feeling than that of accomplishment! #DutyHonorCountry (@usarmy photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant)

A photo posted by U.S. Military Academy (@westpoint_usma) on

“I want to thank everyone for your kind and thoughtful comments on this picture. SSG Bryant captured a moment that I will never forget. At this moment, I was overwhelmed with emotions. Three things came to mind and led to those tears. The first is where I started. I am from Haiti and never did I imagine that such honor would be one day bestowed on me. The second is where I am. Men and women who have preserved the very essence of the human condition stood in that position and took the same oath. Men who preserved the Union is a dark period of this country’s history. Men who scaled the face of adversity and liberated Europe from fascism and nazism. Women like CPT Griest, LT Haver, MAJ Jaster who rewrote the narrative and challenged the status quo to prove themselves worthy of being called Rangers. The third is my future,” Idarche wrote in the comment section on the photo. “Shortly after leave, I will report to FT. Rucker to start flight school. Knowing that one day I will be a pilot is humbling beyond words. I could not help but be flooded with emotions knowing that I will be leading these men and women who are willing to give their all to preserve what we value as the American way of life. To me, that is the greatest honor. Once again, thank you.” (Click here to read the rest.)

Seems to me AG Lynch could stand to spend some time with Idarche to get some perspective on this country. Seems she could use a reminder as to for what young people like him are willing to put their live on the line in service to the Nation. I am not going out on a limb when I say I don’t think these young people are doing so for the top law enforcer in the NATION to be actively violating the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights.

For the Attorney General of the United States to be ferreting out leaders in their fields who might have the audacity to disagree with the President’s opinion on Climate Change is beyond reprehensible. She is sullying the office she holds by trampling the First Amendment in fealty to Obama.

Yep. Lynch could learn more than a few things from Idarche, beginning with understanding the concept of “honor” and “duty,” and ending with reading the Constitution. Seems Lynch is unclear on its contents…

At least, that’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.

 

 


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