Tag Archives: Unconstitutional

UPDATE: Holder Cornered?

What happens when an animal is cornered? He strikes back.

Is that what is happening here?

President Obama’s top law enforcement official has embraced a new strategy, actively confronting and rebuffing the serious concerns and disparaging remarks emanating from Capitol Hill while admitting mistakes made by his department, promising to hold officials accountable, and vehemently seeking to tell his side of the story.

Not that I feel optimistic or wanting to give him the benefit of the doubt, but there have been numerous other problems – in addition to Fast & Furious – where the DOJ has failed and/or ignored their duties to uphold the Law. Such as Article 4 Section 4 of the Constitution and suing Arizona for attempting to defend itself and its citizens (do you know DOJ is suing a number of other states for attempting the same?), charges of voter intimidation, to name but a couple. Not to mention the fact, according to Judicial Watch, of totally ignoring subpoenas with regard to Freedom of Information Act requests for documentation.

No, he’s fighting for his pathetic job performance, in my view.

UPDATE: Friday’s document dump (Jan 27, 2012) includes documentation proving Holder was informed immediately after the agent’s murder

UPDATEx2: Family Of Murdered Border Agent Speak

And lashes out at those responsible – AG Eric Holder, Lanny Breuer, Dennis Burke, and the rest of the ATF officials who approved, executed and supervised Operation Fast and Furious.

Video at HotAirPundit.

UPDATE: And more.

“If they never let the guns walk, maybe Brian would not have been out that day,” Josephine said. “I just can’t believe our own government came up with a program like this that (let) innocent people get killed.”

UPDATEx2: Friday’s document dump (Jan 27, 2012) includes documentation proving Holder was informed immediately after the agent’s murder

Dumb And Dumber Gun Laws

Here it is, folks.

Democratic lawmakers have begun to say the DOJ’s lethal and irresponsible Fast and Furious program underscores the need for stricter gun control laws.

Hot Air hilights the idiots. They are Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y).

Here’s the article from The Hill that spills the beans.

As for AG Eric Holder claiming he didn’t know about guns walking, I call BS.
And here is a very good question. Video at the link.

PowerTo The Bureaucrats aka PLAN MD

This is vital to any and every Maryland resident that owns a home/real estate and more.

POWER TO THE BUREAUCRATS

by Ellen Sauerbrey

On October 31st, Carroll County Maryland and several private organizations hosted a forum on Plan Maryland, an Annapolis power grab that threatens private property rights, local land use decision making and economic development. Plan Maryland, is a “Sustainable Growth” or “Smart Growth” plan that makes many unfounded environmental assumptions as a basis of changing our way of life.

Expert speakers challenged many of the assumptions put forward by the O”Malley Administration to back up their call for a State Development Plan, State Transportation Plan, State Housing Plan and strategies to address Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Food, Water, Energy. Plan Maryland transfers power from accountable local elected officials to unelected state bureaucrats.

Carroll County Commissioner Richard Rothschild has been the Paul Revere on this issue, working tirelessly to awaken local governments in both Maryland and other states about this international “Sustainable Growth” movement that began as a UN blueprint for action called “Agenda 21”. Agenda 21 calls for action to be ” taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in which humans directly affect the environment”. But unfortunately, the environmental movement has been hijacked as a convenient excuse to attack capitalism; transfer wealth; impinge on private property rights; and foster a government run socio-economic system.

In 1992 President George HW Bush signed a ‘declaration’ in support of Agenda 21 that stated “Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced…” President Bill Clinton signed an executive order (2852) in 1993 that organized left-wing groups into a new President’s Council on Sustainable Growth to translate Agenda 21 into public policy administered by the federal government.

President Clinton’s advisor on Sustainable Growth was quoted saying, “Participating in a U.N. advocated planning process would very likely bring out many …right wing conspiracy groups…who would actively work to defeat any elected official…undertaking Local Agenda 21. So we call our process something else, such as “comprehensive planning,” “growth management,” or “smart growth.”

The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) was created to implement Agenda 21 at the local level. Harvey Rubin, recent Vice Chair of the ICLEI gave insight into the agenda when he declared “individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.”

ICLEI USA’s stated mission is “to build, serve, and drive a movement of local governments to advance deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and achieve tangible improvements in local sustainability.” It acts as a consultant and resource-sharing network to its local government members. ICLEI includes over 1227 local government members worldwide in 70 countries, with more than 600 in the United States and is training “planners” in the development of plans like Plan Maryland.

Carroll County is the first county in the U.S. to withdraw from the ICLEI. The Commissioners recognize that the agenda being promoted is an attack on Middle America , finding our current lifestyles and consumption patterns involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable.

Plan Maryland is a draft executive order scheduled to be signed by Governor O’Malley in November . The plan has not been voted on by any legislative body. The underlying goal has been described as a “war on rural America”, forcing development into “stack um and pack um” urban communities, and “no growth” in much of the rest of the state.

It will menace farmers by dramatically reducing land values in rural communities, making it difficult for farmers to obtain necessary lines of credit. A Farm Bureau letter states, “If Plan Maryland goes unchallenged, the unelected Secretary (of State Planning) Hall automatically becomes the land czar of Maryland, controlling where we live and where we work”. The Farm Bureau also expresses concern that the Secretary of the Environment may be given the authority to veto the subdivision of property.

The plan focuses on the future of transportation, since the automobile is seen as a major threat to the environment. There is a strong bias in favor of mass transit., which we are already seeing in the inequitable distribution of Transportation Trust Funds to transit rather than roads. And of course the higher the gas tax and tolls, the less people will be able to afford to drive

While it is characterized as a voluntary plan it will utilize a carrot and stick approach. Counties that do not comply with the edicts of state bureaucrats can be denied state funding. In addition to state funds, federal grants will be available to counties that accept the goals of “Sustainability.”

Something has gone terribly wrong when an unelected bureaucracy, by Executive fiat, can be given this much control over so many decisions affecting our fundamental rights.

Ellen Sauerbrey

Pelosi Is Against Your Freedom to Choose

Pelosi Says Government Should Shut Down Boeing Plant Where Workers Refuse to Unionize

This is not how we are supposed to operate in this country.

The sole goal in a case such as this is to separate a worker from a percentage of their earnings to feed an organization that only supports one specific political party.

Sounds like theft, socialism, Marxism, to me. What say you?

Obamacare Support Now At 34%

Support for President Obama’s health care reform law has reached an all time low, in part because of Democrats’ diminished faith that the law will improve their lives, a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds.

Only 34 percent of Americans now support Obamacare, a 16-point drop from an all-time high of 50 percent in July 2010. A small majority of Americans, 51 percent, now say they oppose the law.

Read more.

UPDATE: Atlas Shrugged Part 1

This title will be released on November 8, 2011.

UPDATE: Delivered in the mail today!