If the immigration reform bill before the Senate passes, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will gain the power to pre-empt the enforcement efforts of the Nation’s Immigration and Customs officers on a case-by-case basis.
Justice is supposed to be blind. It’s supposed to be equal and fair. It’s supposed to be everything our system no longer is.
There are two phrases important enough to be inscribed on the exterior of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.: “Equal Justice Under Law” and “Justice, the Guardian of Liberty.” Sadly, and due in large part to a shift in how prosecutors do their jobs and are allowed to operate above the very law they supposedly represent, these tenets — the founding principles of our justice system — have seemingly been replaced with “Justice Dispensed Without Equality” and “Injustice, Usurper of Liberty.” True justice suffers now from a system designed to get the highest conviction rating and the most fines and fees. Gone are the days of caring about guilt and innocence. Why bother when you can create an air of perceived guilt? As long as the public believes, guilt is really in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it? Not to those falsely accused, not to those who are innocent but sitting in a prison, not to those who fight for the innocence of their loved ones: It’s not right if we ever want to truly live in the “land of the free.”
It requires a condescending disdain to complete a circle of logic that presumes a lemming-like, groupthink mentality as a defining characteristic of all the members of an amorphous and diverse ethnic population. But that’s exactly what President Barack Obama is hoping to do by assuming that Texas Hispanics are ready for the yoke of entitlement.
Will we ever get all of the truth about the false explanations and misdirection from the Administration of President Barack Obama after the terrorist assaults on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11? Probably not. But we’ve gotten a lot closer in the past few days.
It’s clear the Administration of President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were either incompetent in their handling of Benghazi or they made a conscious effort to let four Americans die. It’s equally clear their initial story was a bald-faced lie, and they knew it was a lie as they told it.
Former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) did his part to further the cause of making the United States more of a police state on Thursday; he told House lawmakers that because the Nation is at “war” with homegrown terrorists, local police agencies need more funding.
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
House Republicans took the Barack Obama White House to task with renewed vigor on Wednesday over charges that the Administration orchestrated a shameful cover-up of the Benghazi, Libya, terror attack in September.
President Barack Obama’s supporters have shrugged off myriad scandals and lies. Either Americans can live with that, or we can’t. If the former is true, then we deserve no better than Obama. If the latter is true, the elections in 2014 and 2016 will likely be our last chance to do something about it.
In Chicago, only cops and criminals are allowed to own guns. Even museums in the city are barred from displaying guns of historical significance, according to a local official seeking a change in ordinance.