The rule of men, not law 3

Undoing what America was founded to be –  a free nation ruled by law and not men – the present administration is becoming more and more arbitrary, arrogant, and despotic.

This is from an Investor’s Business Daily editorial:

The FBI says it won’t prosecute anyone at the IRS for its admitted targeting of the president’s political foes. This just as the agency claims the law is no longer its main mission. So it’s a political goon squad now.

According to a leak to the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Bureau of Investigation “didn’t find the kind of political bias or ‘enemy hunting’ that would amount to a violation of criminal law.” And so, nobody was likely to be prosecuted for the most blatant politicization of a federal agency within memory.

All the Bureau found was a “mismanaged” agency that enforced rules “it didn’t understand.” In other words, nothing to see here, move along.

That’s strange stuff for an agency whose most implicated regulator, Lois Lerner, invoked her Fifth Amendment rights against self incrimination in congressional testimony last year. That she came to congressional attention was only because of her calculated announcement that the IRS had in fact targeted Tea Party groups for special scrutiny — that’s right, admitted to breaking the law — in a preemptive attempt to paint her abuse of power as a customer service problem.

Her minions lied that it was only the work of low-level bureaucratic bumblers in Cincinnati. And after that sleazy string of favors that coincidentally benefited her president, she was permitted to retire on a full pension.

The reality is, the acts reeked of political targeting, the most illegal of acts, a corrupt use of government power, and a worthy target of checks and balances provided by the FBI in the name of law and order.

But for some reason, the FBI has neither interviewed the Tea Party activists targeted for intrusive scrutiny, nor has it noticed anything amiss in light of the White House’s rabid attacks on Tea Party activists. It hasn’t noticed the Tea Party’s demonstrable political strength in its large gatherings during the most intense period of its political targeting, nor noted the president’s record of “joking” about investigating political opponents.

And it hasn’t picked up the clue from the Center for Responsive Politics showing that IRS employees donated to Obama’s campaign by more than 2 to 1 over Tea Party-tied Republicans — let alone that the prosecutor chosen by the president to look into this case is a fat-cat donor to Obama.

If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can be criticized for a traffic jam, then the White House’s attacks on political opponents are in a league with what goes on in Venezuela. That the FBI won’t get involved in this and is willing to wreck its reputation for apolitical probity suggests this investigation is leading to a place the bureau would rather not go — namely, the White House.

It’s interesting to note that Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Tuesday that a top FBI official suddenly won’t cooperate with the House Oversight Committee after meeting with a top Justice Department political appointee. Issa says the FBI is stonewalling. The FBI … was once was known for its squeaky clean image and willingness to enforce the law without fear or favor. Today, it’s slid so far into the Washington morass it no longer considers law enforcement its prime mission. About a week ago, it quite questionably declared its top mission “national security” — an abrogation of its congressionally mandated mission.

Can the public now trust the FBI or the IRS? …

If the FBI won’t enforce the law anymore, who will?

Posted under Commentary, Law, tyranny, United States, US Constitution by Jillian Becker on Saturday, January 18, 2014

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  • Azgael

    Like I keep saying no election , no sitting at hope complaining will restore this once great Republic, only marching on DC with every gun, weapon and ammo u have and hanging EVERY single politician and head of departments if not all Government workers with a rope, the ENTIRE system is fully corrupt and no longer represents The People. The WH, Senate, Congress, SCOTUS and every department are now The Peoples #1 Enemy and must be COMPLETLY purged, no prisoners, no compromise, a example MUST be set for those in the future who would think of doing what those corrupt vile people in DC are currently doing from being done again. An amendment must be put in the constitution to make it illegal and a CAPITAL offense to advocate any progressive/communistic ideals and to restore the Constitution back to what it was.

    • liz

      Google “Operation American Spring” – that’s what it is about.
      I don’t think politics is working anymore, and agree with you on everything (except the hanging, even tho they deserve it).

    • REALBEING

      Think about this….I’ve a feeling that the level of integrity of the people working in this administration is a direct reflection of the level of integrity of the majority of voters who asked Obama to represent them in Washington, and who continue to support his regime.

      Going further, I firmly believe that this lack of an observance of the “rule of law” is going to continue, as unfortunately this is typical of what can now be expected from this president and congress.

      The observance of some laws, while other laws are not considered
      important, though legally installed by congress, strikes me as extremely immature behavior….behavior you would find in a small child!

      I further believe that this sort of behavior is generated by the failure of a rather large majority parents, past and present, to teach their children responsibility at the next level, because they themselves never learned it!

      Good luck with that “stinking thinking,” America!