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Obama's ATF Nominee on DOJ's Fast and Furious Design Team
Breitbart ^ | 1-19-13 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 01/21/2013 4:37:36 AM PST by TurboZamboni

As part of President Barack Obama’s 23-point gun control plan, he nominated Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones–who currently doubles right now as the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives–to be the ATF director. Jones was personally a part of the high-ranking Department of Justice unit that first met on October 26, 2009, to create the new DOJ policy that was used to justify “gunwalking” in Operation Fast and Furious. In Fast and Furious, the ATF “walked” roughly 2,000 firearms into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels. That means through straw purchasers the agency allowed sales to happen and didn’t stop the guns from being trafficked, even though they had the legal authority to do so and were fully capable of doing so.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexican citizens–estimates put it around at least 300–were killed with these firearms.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; bho44; bhoatf; borderpatrol; btoddjones; doj; guncontrol; gunrunner; jones; murdergate; secondamendment; toddjones
B Todd Gunwalker
1 posted on 01/21/2013 4:37:45 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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B. Todd Jones, one of Holder’s people figuratively and literally ...

2 posted on 01/21/2013 4:43:56 AM PST by Ken522
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“B. Todd Jones, one of Holder’s people figuratively and literally ..”

Yeah, the ATF is a rogue outfit, more akin to the Cowboys in the movie Tombstone than law abiding police officers. What do I mean? Well, let’s see.... They brought us Ruby Ridge and the Branch Dividian massacre. Lest you think that they’ve change after all those years lets not forget their most recent atrocity - Fast and Furious. Personally, I think the ATF is incorrigible and beyond being reformed to anything close to being a legitimate constitution abiding organization. It should be disbanded immediately and all current members barred from any form of future law enforcement employment.

3 posted on 01/21/2013 5:13:57 AM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: TurboZamboni
Another "F.U. America- in your face!" appointment i see. When all is said and done Obamas tenure is going to make Bill Clinton look like a OCD stickler for the rules.


4 posted on 01/21/2013 5:21:59 AM PST by Celtic Conservative
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now (seemly); the vanguard, of Bronco (gay) 0'Buttcrack's political police, he owns 'em (lock/stock/barrel) they owe their jobs to him.

5 posted on 01/21/2013 5:37:16 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
Anyone remember when I told you to watch this guy because he would be back prominently?

6 posted on 01/21/2013 6:45:24 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Hayek Was Right: The Worst Do Get to the Top

In spite of freedom’s remarkable, global progress in recent years—from the collapse of the Soviet empire to the growth of “privatization”—there is no sign yet of a shortage of statists with silly and destructive schemes. The best explanation of why and how such people get into positions of power is still found in “Why the Worst Get on Top,” which is chapter ten of F. A. Hayek’s masterpiece, The Road to Serfdom.

When Hayek wrote his best-known book in 1944, the world was captivated by the notion of socialist central planning. While almost everyone in Europe and America decried the brutality of nazism, fascism, and communism, public opinion was being shaped and molded by an intelligentsia which held that these “excesses” of socialism were avoidable exceptions. If only we make sure the right people are in charge, said the statist intellectuals, the iron fist will dissolve into a velvet glove.

Those who, in Hayek’s words, “think that it is not the system which we need fear, but the danger that it might be run by bad men,” are naïve utopians who will forever be disappointed by the socialist outcome. Indeed, this is the history of twentieth-century statism—the endless search for a place where the dream might actually be made to work, settling on a spot until disaster is embarrassingly apparent to all, then blaming persons rather than the system and flitting off to the next inevitable disappointment. Perhaps someday, the dictionary definition of “statist” may read, “Someone who learns nothing from human nature, economics, or experience, and repeats the same mistakes over and over again without a care for the rights and lives of people he crushes with his good intentions.”

Even the worst features of the statist reality, Hayek showed, “are not accidental byproducts” but phenomena that are part and parcel of statism itself. He argued with great insightfulness that “the unscrupulous and uninhibited are likely to be more successful” in any society in which government is seen as the answer to most problems. They are precisely the kind of people who elevate power over persuasion, force over cooperation. Government, possessing by definition a legal and political monopoly of the use of force, attracts them just as surely as dung draws flies. Ultimately, it is the apparatus of government that allows them to wreak their havoc on the rest of us.

Hardly a day goes by that, a half-century after Hayek wrote, the newspapers fail to provide new examples of the worst getting to the top.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 7:04:37 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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