Skip to comments.Durbin under fire for ‘Stand Your Ground’ inquiries
Posted on 08/10/2013 7:54:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin is facing a firestorm of criticism after sending letters to hundreds of organizations trying to find out the depth of their relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council.
The senators interest in ALEC is based on the stand your ground legislation that has become a focal point for liberal activists and lawmakers after the George Zimmerman trial in Florida. But his hometown newspaper, The Chicago Tribune, editorialized that the inquiries looked like Durbins enemies list.
In the August 6 letter sent to think tanks and corporations, Durbin wrote, I am seeking clarification whether organizations that have funded ALECs operations in the past currently support ALEC and the model stand your ground legislation.
ALEC is a free-market organization of state legislators, businesses, and think tanks which has also focused on self-defense and gun rights legislation.
Durbin will convene the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights in September to investigate the law. Stand Your Ground, which removes the duty to retreat in self-defense claims, was cited in the national discussion of the death of Trayvon Martin.
Initially, it was believed that Zimmerman would cite the Florida law implemented in 2005 in his self-defense claim in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But the stand your ground law only came into play when the judge in the case included the relevant portions of the law in jury instructions.....
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Make a copy of the letter and write over the text with a Sharpie...
"We do now."
Send it right back, registered mail.
Any controversy surrounding Durbin is a plus. Distant target in 2014, with Chicago becoming more of a hellhole, people might skip voting for Dick to avoid the bullets. And pretty much 98% of Illinois is red.
Our elected officials versus America.
How about posting an image on this thread of the Revolutionary War Minuteman?
If anyone “stood their ground” it was our ancestors who were Minutemen.
This is called a “chilling effect” on First Amendment rights.
Leftists used the same tactic when they called for the IRS to investigate the Tea Party.
Durbin is an evil man, in my humble opinion.
Wow. Had never seen that one. What a bunch of jerks.
Turbin has the very short man’s Napoleonic complex.
And by the way, although he claims to be Catholic, he is a pro-abortion zealot who bears false witness against his political allies. Prayer for his conversion.
Turban Durbin ..... ‘nuff said.
Durbin is evil...hardcore leftist. Had a bout of stomach cancer...wonder how he’s doing. His eyes are hard when you look at him...he’s rotten from the inside out.
Prayer for his conversion.
Second the motion!
Seems like so many of these lefty politicians (including McCain) have these cancers and heart problems(BJ) but just keep on ticking like the energizer bunny. The disease never stops them. I would like to know what treatments they get.
Guess it’s just not their time yet to bite the dust. But bite the dust they will, like the rest of us. For all of them that cause pain and suffering to other people, let’s hope they bite sooner, rather than later.
Chad Koppie, a conservative Republican, supports gun rights, and he hopes to defeat Sen. Durbin, in 2014. Chad is also pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-life, anti-Obamacare, and anti-illegal alien. He’s a member of the Kane Co. Regional Board of Schools, and he was a township trustee and school board member. In the 1998 Illinois governor primary, Chad was the only conservative candidate.
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