Fast and furious: where’s the outrage?
Congress plans to call Attorney General Eric Holder to testify regarding his involvement in the Fast and Furious debacle this February. February marks the anniversary of his first appearance to testify before Congress on this very matter. Frankly, I don’t know who is worse: Congress, Holder, or the American people? Holder for obvious reasons? Congress for letting this matter go on and not resolving it? Or the American people for not expressing their outrage?
Fast and Furious revisited
In an article that I posted in Conservative News and Views titled “Should Attorney General Eric Holder be disbarred?” I made the following statement that is more interesting today than it was when I wrote it:
In a well-documented interview conducted on March 27, 2009, Holder stated that the government should re-institute the ban on assault weapons. This statement was made regarding his belief that doing so would have a positive influence on Mexico.
Let’s put this in the context of what we now know as the Fast and Furious scheme that supplied assault weapons to drug lords in Mexico. Just who did Holder think would benefit from the ban, and who in Mexico would get a positive influence? The drug lords? It certainly would not be those innocent civilians bearing arms to defend themselves against these vicious criminals. Nor would it be our own border agents who died in the line of duty as a result of the Fast and Furious program.
This bears repeating. Holder fought to ban assault weapons for citizens at the same time he conspired to supply these weapons to criminals.
As we draw closer to the November elections, we still find Holder occupying the seat of Attorney General. Why? Partly because we have a Congress that has let him stay on. And partly because we shake our heads and then go on with our own lives. Put this all together and you have the erosion of our liberty. Our Founders knew that our liberty would need every generation’s diligence and passion to secure.
This Administration could not get away with their blatant power grabs and destructive programs if the American people rose up against them. They get away with it because we let them get away with it. That’s the simple but unpleasant truth.
If you want the House to impeach Holder, and the Senate to remove him, you can’t rely on our do-nothing Congress. You will have to show up at the steps of Congress in February in great droves demanding that they bring articles of impeachment against this man at the very least – and against a few of his notable cronies.
Get off your sofas!
Again I ask, where’s the outrage? I shudder to think it’s sitting on sofas all across America, drowned out by the click of remotes and the screeching brakes of Mom’s taxis. As we run to and fro and then numb our brains with mindless entertainment, Rome is burning right under our noses. But we barely notice as we go on with our personal lives. The real shame is that generations to come won’t have the luxury of these mindless endeavors. They will have to pay the burdensome price for our apathy.
It seems I have a hard time ending any post without saying, may God have mercy on this United States.
Related Fast and Furious articles:
- A Journalist’s Guide to Project Gunwalker, Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, and Seven.
- The next level
- More subpoenas
- Shell game
- Cover-ups continue
- Death threats
- Fast and Furious is not Gunrunner
- The unraveling
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