Impeachable Offenses and other topics

Newt and Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) have indicated that Eric Holder’s and, by extension Obama’s, declared intention to not uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, signed by Bill Clinton by the way, to be an impeachable offense.  The Executive Branch of the federal government does NOT have the ability to pick and choose which laws will be enforced.  

This announcement by Holder isn’t the first instance where laws were ignored. The infamous Black Panther Voter Intimidation case is another.  In that case the guilty verdict had been declared, Holder illegally set the verdict aside.

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If a Tractor Beam is possible, can Warp Drives be far behind?

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I note that public service unions in Missouri have no right to collective bargaining nor the right to strike.  Those same rules apply to unionized federal employees.

What is so different about Wisconsin?  Nothing.



From the Heritage Foundation’s Morning Bell, March 3rd, 2011.

The Wisconsin state Senate passed a new rule fining any Senator who misses two or more days of session $100 a day.

In the private sector, if I took off from work and stayed away I’d find a pink slip and a final paycheck mailed to my house.  It should be no different for politicians.  They are no special elite with special privileges. 

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Criminal malfeasance by Border Patrol policy makers?

Border Patrol agents shot beanbags at a group of suspected bandits before the men returned fire during a confrontation in a remote canyon, killing agent Brian Terry with a single gunshot, records show.

Border Patrol officials declined to answer questions about protocol for use of force, citing the ongoing investigation.
But Terry’s brother, Kent Terry, said the other agents who were there that night told him that they were instructed to use the non-lethal beanbags first. It’s a policy that doesn’t make sense to Kent Terry.
“You go up against a bandit crew that is carrying AKs, and you walk out there with guns loaded with beanbags – I don’t get it,” Terry said in a phone interview from Michigan. “It’s like going to the Iraqi war with one knife. It boggles my mind. … These guys (Border Patrol agents) are professionals; they should be able to use their judgment call on their own.”
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Governance by incompetency and maliciousness—that will be the Obama legacy.

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