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Holder claims ´vast amount ofdiscretion´ in enforcing laws
American Thinker ^ | 4/8/14 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 04/08/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT by Nachum

In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Eric Holder offered an alarming new doctrine for the Republic: laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers. (snip) There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and more specifically that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ag; claims; doj; enforcing; ericholder; holder; laws; ruleoflaw
Eric the Red
1 posted on 04/08/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 04/08/2014 2:56:47 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

The corrupt Black Panther Holder not only chooses
what Laws he wants to enforce,
but also selectively applies them only to crackers.


3 posted on 04/08/2014 2:58:12 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Nachum

A nation of laws, not of white men.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 3:00:09 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Nachum

Breaking laws apparently now counts as “discretion.”


5 posted on 04/08/2014 3:00:45 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Nachum
DemoRats are above the law, and all conservative are guilty and do not need to be taken alive.
6 posted on 04/08/2014 3:01:22 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Nachum

Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday.

In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.

“I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said.

“You don’t want to go there, buddy! You don’t want to go there, okay,” Holder shot back.

“I don’t want to go there?” the Texas Republican responded.

“No,” Holder said, leaning forward in his seat.


7 posted on 04/08/2014 3:03:54 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: newfreep

Get control of the Senate and then impeach Holder’s arrogant ass....


8 posted on 04/08/2014 3:05:59 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Nachum
Holy crap Batman -


9 posted on 04/08/2014 3:06:09 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum
Holy crap Batman -


10 posted on 04/08/2014 3:06:09 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

That’s a mighty large amount of leeway. Why bother writing or following the laws at all?

Why not just disband Congress. Frankly, they are for the most part worthless anyway, and the money could be spent on entitlements for the people...


11 posted on 04/08/2014 3:06:21 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Nachum

I think that we have come so far that a circle has been made!

The President breaks the law by deciding to change the laws made by Congress!

The DOJ breaks the laws by deciding which laws to uphold!

The result is that we are now lawless! The old rule about us being a law abiding nation now depends upon who is elected. Heaven help us!


12 posted on 04/08/2014 3:06:31 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle
If we have elections in two years;

and, if we elect a decent President with at least a minimum of testosterone;

And, if the various statutes of limitation have not run;

I hope that this insolent son of the Third World is arrested, tried and convicted.

13 posted on 04/08/2014 3:11:30 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

If both are not then a lawless nation is assured! Would love to see that outcome though! Way past time for Government to get away with outlaw actions!


14 posted on 04/08/2014 3:13:20 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: lonevoice

“Laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers.”

!!!!!


15 posted on 04/08/2014 3:20:57 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I sure hope that this is not a president changing laws passed that the administration does not agree with! Ignore laws you don’t like and change those that you disagree with! If that continues, we will no longer have a Republic but we will have a new government not elected or expected by the people!! Slow changes seem to take us by surprise still!


16 posted on 04/08/2014 3:23:18 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

We’re already there.

That’s the most hateful part of 0bamacare. Not changed at will, but at WHIM.


17 posted on 04/08/2014 3:26:03 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Nachum

Impeachment.


18 posted on 04/08/2014 3:26:36 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: combat_boots

Yes, Obamacare was a slow process to provide the poor with Health Insurance and became a method for the Democrats (Socialists) to gain control! Slow but sure is their motto I’d assume. Either way, the public loses! Actually just another part of the handbook.


19 posted on 04/08/2014 3:29:47 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Nachum

So does this apply to local District Attorney’s? Suppose they don’t support certain laws, such as laws which infringe on the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens. Shouldn’t they have as much discretion as Holder, and shouldn’t they have the same right to ignore laws they disagree with?


20 posted on 04/08/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Nachum
The President and the Attorney General don't believe in the rule of law.
What a lovely situation.
21 posted on 04/08/2014 3:32:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Nachum

Rule of law...Done African style. BTW Holder has zero slave blood. His grandparents immigrated to this racist country. From effin Barbados


22 posted on 04/08/2014 3:34:12 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: TigersEye

Yes, true and just how unfortunate for us - the voting public that elected this group!

We shall see if this kind of rogue attitudes continue to exist in the next election. You would think that Americans would rebel against this total disregard for laws! You’d be surprised! Way too many look at other things other than such simple things as “rule of law” or the legislative branch decisions - after all, they are only voting for us.

Seems that we have lost so much in the last 5 or 6 years that it may never be regained! Laws continue to be for the little people only!


23 posted on 04/08/2014 3:36:46 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: dennisw

A continuation:

You know that the more that they make these laws, the more that almost all of us have broken some of these laws! We are 95% lawbreakers if taken literally! What does that tell you about our lawmaking system!


24 posted on 04/08/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

The little people will cease to have any respect for the law if the highest elected officials and appointed officers continue to openly act lawlessly. It is already having a strong affect IMO. But it will break down entirely if it continues.


25 posted on 04/08/2014 3:44:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Deagle
Yes, true and just how unfortunate for us - the voting public Machines that elected this group!
26 posted on 04/08/2014 3:44:58 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Nachum

Did you see this? It’s Holder acting like thug of the year...

http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/08/eric-holder-explodes-at-gop-rep-you-dont-want-to-go-there-buddy/


27 posted on 04/08/2014 3:55:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: Liberty Valance

If you want to see ‘thug in action’ check out this video of Holder attempting to intimidate a congressional Republican... The Republican did NOT back down...

http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/08/eric-holder-explodes-at-gop-rep-you-dont-want-to-go-there-buddy/


28 posted on 04/08/2014 3:56:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: Nachum

I love my country. But we are doomed.

Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, Clinton, Kerry, Holder,

well, you get the idea.

It’s time to take our country back. Start with the first paragraph of
The Declaration of Independence.


29 posted on 04/08/2014 3:58:44 PM PDT by Steel Shoe
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To: TigersEye

Yes, and said later, we vote but do we really care... We have become a bunch of party voters (although I have to say that Republicans are changing for the better sometimes), Democrats are lock-step in line with their leaders (at all costs)! That kind of blind devotion requires a major information campaign.

Doubt that it would change many minds but it is the only - most of the Democratic Party are so ingrained in their philosophy that it is impossible to change - take the black vote (95% liberal). You are not going to change that with Republican liberalism. They have their requirements from Government and that will NOT change! You are also NOT going to change the Chicano vote by admitting all those illegals as citizens! Don’t tell the Republicans though as they continue to think otherwise. Bush, and Rubio seem to be trying to support an agenda (trying to get elected!)


30 posted on 04/08/2014 4:03:23 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Nachum
Eric the Red is lawless, as is Obama.
Neither feels constrained in exercising power.
It begs for impeachment.
31 posted on 04/08/2014 4:34:34 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Amagi

We all know that both holder and odumbo are worthless, lying pieces of crap that belong in jail. My question is this. If NO charges are applied to Holder or doumbo during odumbo’s term as president, can both (or either) be charged after a new president is elected? Odumbo would no longer have the option of pardoning Holder.

Could they both be charged with lets hope for “treason” and both be HUNG! (or worse :) )


32 posted on 04/08/2014 4:46:24 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Amagi

We all know that both holder and odumbo are worthless, lying pieces of crap that belong in jail. My question is this. If NO charges are applied to Holder or doumbo during odumbo’s term as president, can both (or either) be charged after a new president is elected? Odumbo would no longer have the option of pardoning Holder.

Could they both be charged with lets hope for “treason” and both be HUNG! (or worse :) )


33 posted on 04/08/2014 4:46:24 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
“Laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers.”



34 posted on 04/08/2014 5:01:22 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Nachum

I claim a “vast amount of discretion” in obeying laws.


35 posted on 04/08/2014 5:10:53 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Nachum

Holder’s view of his own “constitutional” power makes tyranny inevitable.


36 posted on 04/08/2014 6:21:54 PM PDT by JimSEA
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