Eric Holder opened his mouth again today. The only thing most real Americans want to hear from Eric Holder is that he is quitting his job. Unfortunately we won’t hear that any time soon. Holder spoke and it raises one very good question.
What did Holder talk about and what is that very good and very important question?
Holder complained today that the New York Police Department was conducting surveillance of Mosques and Muslims in several areas, including New Jersey.
The question is, whose side is this guy on?
Before he came to the Justice Department, his law firm, Covington and Burlington represented a large number of terrorists being held at Guantanamo. These terrorists had appointed attorneys but Covington and Burlington spent a lot of time and money allowing their employees to represent these terrorists pro bono. As Michelle Malkin pointed out in her book “The Culture of Corruption,” Holder was a senior partner at that firm. There is no way Covington and Burlington would have done this without at least his knowledge and probable support.
Holder has wanted to close GITMO. He has wanted criminal trials for enemy combatants in Federal Courts where he knows an open and public trial would reveal many of America’s secrets to our enemies.
Recently the Obama regime appointed a lawyer who had defended a number of Islamic terrorists including John Walker Lindh to be the number three official at Justice.
Does anyone doubt this was done without Holder’s blessing?
Which all brings us back to Holder’s comments today about the NYPD. The Muslims are upset that we are conducting surveillance on them.
Too bad. This is what happens when you are a part of a religion that is not only violent, that is committed to a worldwide theocracy but has engaged in acts of terrorism that have killed thousands of Americans.
New York has seen the World Trade Center attacked twice. It has also seen a number of terrorist attacks thwarted. Do you know what all of those attacks had in common?
The terrorists that attacked us on 9/11 or back in 1993 at the first World Trade Center attack did not come from Our Lady of Sorrows. They did not come from the missionary office of the Southern Baptist Convention.
They came from Mosques, some of which were in New Jersey where the NYPD was conducting surveillance.
While Holder and the Obama regime were kowtowing to groups that are hostile to America and may well support groups and individuals that want to cause harm and terror here in America, the NYPD was stopping at least 14 terrorist attacks since 9/11.
Eric Holder’s sympathies are not with America and real Americans. He despises this nation and wants to see not a great America, but an America that is an insignificant socialist hellhole.
Real Americans have the right to be grateful for the fine work of the NYPD and to be outraged that someone like Eric Holder could ever become the Attorney General of the United States.
That's an excellent analysis of the breakdown of the relationship between the police and the citizen, Enoch. I believe it has a lot to do with the impersonal nature of policework today. Not many people know the names of any of the officers who patrol where they live or work, so in addition to the "entitlement mentality" you mention, why should a citizen who has been the beneficiary of a warning feel obligated to a cop he doesn't know and will probably never interact with again. Good discussion. Thanks.
Thank you, too.
I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but I've never put a lot of stock in the notion of the community - or "beat" - cop. When people out my way fence in their back yards, they buy fence by the mile...literally. A cop on foot might be able to pass 20 houses in a day's walk, and without meeting a soul on the way: my own driveway (and it's by no means long by local standards) is 200 yards long, and I have no idea who passes my place. The town where my own farm is (I succeeded to it after my parents passed) only had 2 cars, both part-time, to cover a 56 sq. mile township when I was a kid (it now has a "modern" force of 12 full-time cars or so). The property my wife's folks left us is in the neighboring township that STILL doesn't have its own PD, but is served by the state police when need arises.
Beat cop? What's a beat cop?
Back in the day, though (and maybe because there were so few cops), lights in the rear-view didn't necessarily mean a trip to see the judge. "Son, you were going a little fast for this road, don't you think? You've got 3 choices: slow down, get a ticket or get picked out of those trees, one piece at a time. What's it going to be?" And if you told the cop you were going to slow down, you knew you'd damned well better do just that: a) he was right - you WERE going too fast; and, b) you owed him the truth, and breaking your word meant you deserved not just the ticket next time, but the officer's contempt, too. We were still capable of shame back in those days - and it didn't matter if the person you shamed yourself with was a stranger or not.
You don't have to answer, but it's the capacity for shame that we're missing - shame for needing the undeserved and taking it, shame for not being a stand-up guy, shame for giving someone cause to call you a liar, shame for letting everyone down who believed you were better than that, shame because YOU knew that something you did wasn't honorable and right. These days, there's no shame. EVERYONE ends up in front of a judge sooner or later these days - what's to be ashamed of? EVERYONE tries to beat one system or another - and sooner or later gets caught...what's to be ashamed of? We don't have morals anymore: we have government to the the "right thing" for us with respect to our neighbors, and we have laws that the state has to enforce for our conduct instead of personal recognizance. It's a game: breaking the law isn't about right and wrong anymore, it's only about being caught or not caught.
And trying to fix it by passing another law fixes nothing, but only screws up our already thoroughly screwed up moral compasses even more. Just one more thing to get away with - or not, but in either case, no notion of right or wrong attaches.
We're lost, and I'm afraid we're going to have to hit rock-bottom before we even figure out which way "up" is for clawing our way out.
Sorry, Doug. Maybe I'm just getting old...
I'll tell you what, Enoch. You are one hell of a writer. Why don't you start blogging on this site? I'd sure enjoy reading your stuff.
A lot of what you say may well be true, but I'll bet you know the names of both of the cops in the two cars your town or county used to have and I'd be surprised if you don't know the names of at least most of the cops in the 12 cars of your "modern" force. You may not have "beat cops" where you live, but most big cities did until the vast majority of officers began patrolling in squad cars which "insulated" them, so to speak, from the citizens they are supposed to protect. Maybe I'm getting old, too, but I still think the old fashioned method of policing worked best and the type of schooling you and I got was far and away superior to the "schooling" (AKA indoctrination) the kids get today. Anyway, I've enjoyed chatting with you.
Well, you're half right, Doug: I'd probably know their names or recognize them if my mind worked that way. I have no memory for faces or names, though - it isn't you that's wrong, it's the way my mind works that is.
As for blogging here...well, I thank you far saying I might, but I don't know how long my blogs would be tolerated here. I'm not exactly an orthodox Tea Partier.
For one thing, I meant it when I said that Judson seems to be intent on his own brand of political correctness, his own notion of what proper beliefs are. Can you imagine a Muslim supporting the Tea Party as represented here? I can't, and that's wrong. If anyone stands for freedom and liberty of any kind, they stand for freedom of conscience first and foremost. It's conduct we should be concerned about - what people ACTUALLY do, not what they want to do or why. I believe the genuine conservative message is that you are free to be who and whatever YOU are, enjoying maximum liberty to express these so long as your expression of who YOU are is considerate of everyone else's right to do exactly the same with exactly as much freedom and liberty. You're inclined toward socialism? Fine. Just don't try to impose socialist values on me. THIS is the key to what it means to be an American: we cannot BE a socialist country - a Christian country, a Jewish or Muslim country or any other kind of country than the one our Founders bequeathed to us - if we accept the rule that under no circumstances can we impose what we are on anyone else...nothing we are, that is, except free.
If there is one principle that underlies American thought more than any other, it is this notion of reciprocity: I am my own neighbor, and I am not more free and at liberty than he is. I cannot have more regard for my Christian faith (on these terms) than I have for my neighbor's Jewish faith; for my disgust at ostentatious displays of "body art" than I have for my neighbor's right tattoo himself as if a side-show freak. If these are our standards of freedom and liberty, how can we be anything else BUT a free-market country in which the people are expected to carry the full weight of personal responsibility?
Read Judson's posts, though, and the comments they engender, and you'll see every bit as much intolerance of difference as you'll see Judson and the authors of those comments complain of when it's THEIR ox being gored.
In this context, all that separates the conservative from the libertarian is the conservative's pragmatic admission that government has a more expansive role to play than the libertarian admits. Civil rights laws are a good example of this: a libertarian would argue that I am free to contract with whom I please, even if that meant I DON'T please to contract with Mongols. A conservative would argue that there ARE no Mongols - at least, not that the law can take cognizance of as such - and contracts are law, so I am NOT free to make a legal distinction that the law refuses to make. And this is that reciprocity rule again - I am my neighbor, and my neighbor is a Mongol: I ought not to discriminate against myself.
Jesus put it this way: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." A few generations earlier, Rabbi Hillel (a sage of the Talmud) put it this way: "What is hateful to yourself, do not do to others." This reciprocity rule joins the two.
This nation became great by accepting Italians on exactly the same terms it accepted Germans and Irish: be who you are, just let everyone else do the same. Of course, we can't have everyone running around speaking their own languages - we'd end up a new Tower of Babble - so, on the street, you'll use the language you found on the street when you got here: English. And, as long as you're sitting at an already prepared table, you'll keep setting the table as you found it - forks to the left, knives and spoons to the right - not because it's necessarily better than some alternative, but because it's what we're used to, and because it shows respect for the people who set such a beautiful table for us in the first place. We became great on the premise - and the promise - of freedom, and we owe the respect of tradition to those who formulated the premise and kept the promise. It's that respect - and pretty nearly ONLY that respect - that keeps the premise in mind and the duty to keep that promise alive.
We should be extremely outraged that we allow these a$$e$$ to undermine our authorities to protect the citizens of our fine country. Do we not have rights also??? The right to life, liberty and the persuit of happiness............without the fear of being butchered when we aren't looking over our shoulder??? It's not even because of political correctness.......it's just hate against the people of the U.S. What else could it be. In fact, I've never cared about political correctness anyways......Did you ever hear of Jesus being concerned about political correctness??? It wouldn't take much to know more about the Bible than I do, so if any of you could show me any reference to political correctness in the Bible I'd listen, but be sure, it wouldn't make me feel any different. Political correctness is just a term to hide behind.............just like calling people racists because they have a different opinion of a black president............When do we put a stop to this and start being concerned about the real problem...........We have people wanting to kill us and destroy our country and we sit on our thumbs. I wish I could be an organizer and leader, but I'm not, so I hope someone with the ability steps up and takes the lead to organize us............
We have our chance (our last?) to excise Holder and the other crooks, socialist, incompetents and RINOs in November.
If we drop the ball, we will lose our nation to these parasites.
We need to keep G-bay open. We can stash O'Bumbafoo, Holder, and all the other moo-slims currently on the federal pay-roll -- with their fellow terrorists.
Looks like the top lawman in NY is doing a fine job portecting NYers.
Not like that muslim lover eric holder
You are wrong. obozo and holder want to live in splendor at the expense of the United States. They think they can rule the US states by destroying it. They forget or do not know history. All incompetents like them have been eliminated after they have served their purpose. Do not be fooled the world string pullers are waiting to pick our bones clean and then put everyone under their feet and that includes all the traitors in this country. They can never let freedom ring. They have stolen too much from the average person poor or middle class. Expressing outrage and doing nothing serves no purpose. The only thing that will accomplish anything is to start with picketing holders house and other rats like him.
The instigators behind the attack of 9/11 was the mossad! Yes that is correct. Do your own research and you will learn about what really happened that day. This attack was made to look like the Islamic terrorists were to blame. Thiws was done to get the US involved in another war..
The truth is what really matters.
Where did you come up with this BS
GO Judson GOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!