"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yawn...

So the wheel turns and Hopeandchange Obama wants to nominate Clinton-era leftover Eric Holder as Attorney General.

Many are unfamiliar with Holder, who has had a long career as a prosecutor, a judge, and as a Deputy AG under Janet Reno while she was busy incinerating women and children at Waco and allowing shoot to kill orders to be issued at Ruby Ridge. While ostensibly responsible for public corruption prosecutions, it appears Holder was very shy (to put it charitably) about charging corruption targets.

He is also opposed to the death penalty, so we can expect to see use of the federal death penalty dry up under his watch. And since we'll be likely prosecuting Islamic terrorists in federal criminal courts we could face the prospect of mass murdering Islamists enjoying lengthy stays in domestic federal prisons.

He was instrumental in the pardon of billionaire criminal and Clinton crony Marc Rich and in covering up the plan to issue the pardon from the Justice Department, which likely would have opposed the pardon. He also was involved in covering for the Clinton pardon of 16 Puerto Rican FALN terrorists, at the end of the Clinton administration. This pardon of the FALN terrorists is particularly disturbing, since "[The]FALN threatened Judge Thomas McMillen’s life during their trial in Chicago and remained unrepentant in prison. Connor [the son of one of the FALN's victim's in that case] observes:
As the deputy attorney general, [Holder] was responsible for signing off on all clemency matters forwarded to the President, and in this case he recommended that clemency be granted -- despite vehement opposition from the FBI, the Bureau of Prisons, and his own Justice Department ... Indeed, rather than consult with attack victims and their families, Mr. Holder instead met privately with members of Congress and recommended what the FALN members should do to facilitate a grant of presidential clemency.
From the reckless disregard for life shown by his former boss Janet Reno, to his ignoring the FBI and Justice with respect to pardons for the FALN terrorists, to his attempt to hide Marc Rich's pardon from his own Justice Department, is Holder really the kind of change the new Administration is going to bring us?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Meanwhile...

On the culture war front, potheads win in Mass. and Michigan; Nebraska outlaws the racist practice of affirmative action; killing the terminally ill became easier in Washington state; unborn children will continue to be slaughtered with abandon in South Dakota and Colorado; and homosexuals' attempt to destroy marriage goes down in flames in California.

A mixed bag to be sure, though the most notable vote was the slapdown of the homosexual "marriage" movement, adding to a 27-state rejection of the effort to re-define marriage out of existence.

It's tough to overcome the natural law, common sense, and 6,000 years of the Western understanding of marriage.

The American Dream...

With 600 million dollars and an adulatory media, even the #1 leftist in the Senate can become President.
Hail to the Chief, comrades.