I am sorry but this holds no humor for me. There is something seriously wrong about all this and the deliberateness is frightening. This administration is defying the American people with breathtaking ferocity. They aren’t just kissing off Issa and committee, it is against “we the people,” and they are showing us just what their rule of law is all about. We are up against some very dangerous people and I think our goose is cooked.
The rule of law is being ignored in many cases and being applied selectively in other cases. If that is not anarchy and tyranny I don’t know what is.
I don’t think it is lawful to have some states where you honor the 287g agreement and others where you don’t. Nobody expected the Robert’s ruling yesterday because they expected the ruling to stay within conventional boundaries of law. Not some contortion of logic where they could hear the case because it did not involve a tax and then twist the bill so that it could be a tax. That is nothing but wrong and you don’t need a bunch of legal scholars to figure that out.
Do you or I get to choose what laws we obey or choose how we obey them and in what parts? Is our ignorance of the law any defense?
Yes, the administration is in open revolt against the law and the people. It is no laughing matter. We are in a place where we have never been in modern history or perhaps ever.
No elected official is doing anything I can see. Can you?
There are oaths of some sort sworn by all law enforcement officials that they will uphold the law and specifically oaths sworn by Federal Employees and officers of the military to defend and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. It is part of the United States Code. As of today, I don’t think it means anything anymore.
The oath is here:
Title 5 Part III Subpart B Chapter 33 Subchapter II § 3331
The oath taken by officers does not include any provision to obey orders; while enlisted personnel are bound by the Uniform Code of Military Justice to obey lawful orders, officers in the service of the United States are bound by this oath to disobey any order that violates the Constitution of the United States.
I think that every federal employee who took the oath and every officer needs to review it again and wonder what it means. One has to be dead right in how he upholds the oath or he will be dead wrong. Usually, it is the harder right and the easier wrong we have to choose between.
This is copied from the USC and provided by Cornell Law School for convenience.
Quoting from the USC:
“An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath:
I, ______, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
This section does not affect other oaths required by law.”
I’m no lawyer but if the rule of law ever does return people may want to be thinking about the phrases: negligence, “culpable negligence” or “dereliction of duty”. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it doesn’t matter.
Like Limbaugh said today, I feel like the chief of police in our town just announced that officers would now be helping criminals commit crimes.
Ever hear of the battle of Athens?
It has been posted on this space before.
You hit the nail on the head, Toespi