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The Obama Adminstration's War on We The People
September 13, 2011
Can we spell Abuse of Power? There is unquestionably abuses of power that have continued seemingly unfettered by the current administration. This is a grave problem because unlike the war on terror, the enemy is from within and it goes by the name of the Attorney General Eric Holder.
It seems that this administration has a new abuse of our constitutional rights a minute! To wit—The Wall Street Journal had an op-Ed “For Profit Lawsuits” on September 12, 2011.
Eric Holder didn’t find enough evidence to bother with Black Panthers dressed in para-military uniforms, wielding clubs as they stood outside of voting areas acting in a very threatening way towards white voters. To Eric Holder that didn’t constitute voter intimidation. As I understood it although not quoted publicly, the Obama administration privately believed that only if this were reversed did this type of thing meet the criteria for voter intimidation. In other words, it doesn’t count when blacks/African Americans intimidate white folk, only when it’s the other way around that it is a criminal act.
Right. When I read the law on this I too saw where whites were excluded from these protections…
And if you believe that, then I have a dandy little bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you for a reduced price…
Apparently though, Eric Holder adheres to the what-is-good-for-the-goose-doesn’t apply-to-the-gander-theory.
So he continues to sell guns to Mexican drug Lords, he continues to warp the constitution by hammering guitar businesses that have a CEO who dares to contribute to Republican or conservative causes, he sues our own citizens in Arizona for following federal law and the latest is the Justice Department has dredged up a Civil War era law to go after for-profit colleges.
I’m not making this up.
In an effort to intimidate, harass and wield the power of the federal government and to line the pockets of another pet group of Mr. Obama’s, trail lawyers, Eric Holder has determined that this group’s supposed violation is far more egregious than voter intimidation or illegal aliens crossing our borders like salmon swimming down stream. No no no! Holder doesn't have time for these sniggly, wiggly little annoyances. He must go after those demoniacally evil colleges that **gasp** dare to make a profit!
I shudder at the mere thought!
Their terrible crime? I’ll let the WSJ tell it:
The facts of the case involve the Education Management Corporation, a Pittsburgh company that runs dozens of for-profit schools in the U.S. and Canada. According to the plaintiffs, the company broke federal law by paying its admissions recruiters on the basis of student enrollment. While the schools are allowed to take recruiters' success into account, they are not permitted to use it as the only factor determining compensation.
The company says its compensation plan, which included a legally vetted matrix of enrollment numbers combined with factors including good employee qualities like professionalism, customer service and initiative complied with the regulations issued by the Department of Education in 2002. In the preamble to the regulations, the Department acknowledged that "by the very job description, a recruiter's job is to recruit," and that Congress's new provision on employee compensation "did not imply that institutions could not base salaries or salary increases on merit."
The Justice Department had previously passed up involvement in some 30 cases filed against for-profit and non-for-profit institutions since 2002 according to the WSJ article. Why bring a lawsuit this past May 2011?
As is the MO for this administration, an odor of a rat seems to be in the air and I’m smelling it.
I recently read in a comment someone made on Facebook regarding the Justice Department's Gestapo-like raid of the Gibson guitar headquarters. The writer said something like "The war on every single means of commerce in this country has been declared."
The enemy is Eric Holder and the Obama administration.
2012 cannot come fast enough for me!