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Off the Editor’s Desk – 4-16-2014

If you are a regular reader of this column, you might remember sometime go I said that you should become familiar with the name, Lois Lerner. I said her name will come up again and it has.

She was the IRS official that targeted conservative groups and held back their applications on tax-exempt certificates, based on the organization’s name.

A news release from News-Max stated that the former IRS official “engaged in an aggressive and improper pursuit of ‘Crossroads Grassroots Strategies,’ a non-profit political group advised by Republican Karl Rove,” according to the House Ways and Means Committee.

“Her intervention should be investigated by the Justice Department as a Crime. This is so important that the public has a right to know,” Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp, a Michigan Republican told reporters.

But, it’s the Justice Department, headed by U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder that would be assigned to do the investigating and he is not going to do any of that. Holder has enough troubles of his own and he can’t keep from stepping in the waste in the cow yard.

Rick Manning of the Americans for Limited Government reports that Holder just refused to take no for an answer when it comes to gun legislations and monitoring.

After Congress rebutted the administrations background check/registration scheme, Holder came up with a new vision.

In this iteration, Holder whose contempt citation from Congress might render him ineligible for personal ownership of firearms, wants to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayers dollars to develop a wrist band that has a computer chip whichacts like a lock and key with a computer chip implanted in the gun. I wonder what good that would do, if you own the gun, you also have the wristband. If you buy a new gun now, it comes with a fifty-cent lock that keeps the firing mechanism from working. You own the gun; you get the key to that lock.

Holder’s contempt of Congress citation earned due to stonewalling lawmakers’ requests for documents about their Fast and Furious gun running scheme. We have been told that is where drug cartel members carried out murders in Mexico with high-powered firearms provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the DOJ, headed by Holder.

At a recent House hearing, a Texas Congressman pushed Holder on the failure to divulge documents that Congress requested on the firearms deal, and it is in this matter that Holder is being held in Contempt of Congress.

Holder’s comment to that congressman was, “You don’t want to go there, buddy!” Do I need to say more?

As long as I am writing about politicians, I would like to ask everyone if they know who Andrew Volstead was?

According to a story in NetRightDaily by Dan Todd, it stated: “Like President Carter who has lost his reputation as the worst President in recent times Andrew Volstead (R-MN) has lost his distinction as the author of the most hated legislation in modern history with a politician’s name attached to it.

Obamacare has now replaced the Volstead Act, which implemented Prohibition and President Obama has replaced Congressman Volstead. According to a recent Associated Press poll Obamacare has the approval of a resounding 26 percent of the American electorate.

Prohibition suffered a similar fate for similar reasons. Like Obamacare, all of the major promises that were made with the passage of the Eighteenth amendment to the Constitution, which was implemented by the Volstead Act of 1919, turn out to be lies or to be charitably mistaken.

Prohibition was touted as a victory for public morals and health. It was not.

Obamacare was going to let you keep your doctor and health insurance. It did not.

Like Obamacare, the Congress as well as the ruling class, exempted itself from the law. Congress liked its health insurance and unlike the public got to keep it.

A bootlegger by the name of George Cassidy, also know as the Man in the Green Hat, set up operations in the Cannon House Office Building to supply Congress with what Congress had forbidden for the common folk.

Presidents Wilson and Harding laid in large stores of liquor in the White House.”

We need a constitutional amendment that states that laws passed by Congress affects all the people. We also need to have term limits.

Thanks for reading. — Carlton