Holder’s Latest Move Could Aid Terrorists





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Attorney General Eric Holder is once again handcuffing the federal agents tasked with fighting terrorism. Reports indicate the Justice Department developed changes to racial profiling rules that will prohibit the FBI from using a number of factors – including religion – in pursuing criminals. These rules could apply to cases against Islamic extremists dedicated to destroying our way of life.

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While there was no official announcement made following the meeting in which these amendments were reportedly made, an anonymous source close to Holder confirmed many details. Holder released a vague statement Wednesday evening indicating he had just met with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to discuss “preventing crime while protecting civil rights and civil liberties.”

The shift is a huge step from incremental changes implemented by George W. Bush more than a decade ago. While that administration banned only the use of race, it did not prevent agents from using even that factor in national security investigations.

Holder’s latest move is sure to placate the radical leftists who demand law enforcement remain willfully blind to obvious indicators of potential terrorist activity. Despite the fact that an overwhelming percentage of terrorism in today’s world stems directly from militant Islam, too many Democrats prefer to ignore facts in a misaligned effort to spare the feelings of law-abiding Muslims.

As Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin claimed a few years ago, existing laws were “a license to profile American Muslims and Hispanic-Americans.”

Holder, proven to be as radical as any leftist demanding stricter profiling laws, was apparently happy to oblige. Still, some activists want even more unequivocal language ensuring these same new rules will apply to national security.

National Network for Arab American Advocacy Director Linda Sarsour called Holder’s announcement “irrelevant” if investigators are still able to consider religion in the fight against Islamic terror. The left’s absurd logic would remove the only common denominator among the vast majority of such attacks.

This administration is once again proving its desire to elevate political correctness above the safety of American citizens.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Holder Claims Public Schools Are Racist





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There is little argument that America’s public school system is in dire need of a massive overhaul. Outrageous overreactions to any politically incorrect speech and heavily biased curriculum have effectively turned schools into leftist indoctrination camps.

Instead of focusing on these pressing issues, however, Attorney General Eric Holder recently criticized America’s schools for the only crime he seems to be able to recognize: racism.

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In a collection of guidelines the American Civil Liberties Union heralded as “groundbreaking,” Holder explained Wednesday that he believes changes are needed to combat unfair punishments carried out against minority students.

“A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal’s office,” he asserted, “not in a police precinct.”

He criticized policies that involve law enforcement in serious offenses – such as carrying a weapon – committed at school.

Holder and other leftist activists have decried the fact that a disproportionately high percentage of black students find themselves in trouble at school. As with the high percentage of blacks in prison, though, he disregards the possibility that more members of that community engage in criminal behavior.

Instead of attempting to address the root cause, he instead presented a list of recommendations with the end result of limiting student discipline. The racial aspect was explored in greater detail in a letter sent by the Departments of Justice and Education to schools.

Citing “our investigations,” the letter contends “African-American students were disciplined more harshly and more frequently because of their race than similarly situated white students.”

In conclusion, the letter asserted that “racial discrimination in school discipline is a real problem.”

This administration is dedicated to exploiting and inventing charges of racism in an effort to discredit Obama’s opponents. Issuing guidelines designed to make it more difficult to discipline minorities will only exacerbate the underlying racial discord already at play in this nation.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Obama Drunk With Power





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Toronto Mayor Bob Ford is an alcoholic whose addiction is ruining his career (he admits he smoked crack during “one of my drunken stupors.”)  But alcohol is not the only thing on which to get drunk.

In the case of Barack Obama, we find a whole administration drunk with power.  His attorney general first covers up an arms debacle that costs American lives, then blames a previous president, and finally just stonewalls a congressional committee.  His secretary of Health and Human Services tells American citizens she does not work for them.  His IRS leadership lies repeatedly about agency persecution of political opponents and the illegal release of confidential materials.  And the president himself lies about murder in Benghazi, spying on American citizens, his own involvement in the IRS scandal, and what Obamacare will do to citizens who already have health insurance.  If that is not enough, he routinely re-writes legislation such as his signature healthcare law in blatant defiance of the Constitution as cooly as he deliberately misquotes the Gettysburg Address to remove references to God.  This president is so drunk with power that when the House of Representatives adopts – legally – a bill doing the same things the president illegally decreed to correct his own insurance cancellation nightmare, he threatens to veto the legislation.

No good thing ever comes from drunkenness, and nothing ever will.  But the greatest damage comes from being drunk with power.

Intoxification with power – and the vindictiveness that accompanies it – spreads to lower officials and civilians as well.  Recently, fake blood was spattered on peaceful life advocates in Albuquerque, New Mexico by so-called pro-choicers.  I say “so-called” because these people have no interest in the freedom to choose in – say – an election.  AG Eric Holder has no problem with voter intimidation by gangsters in Philadelphia; at the same time, he accuses legitimate poll watchers of suppressing the vote in that same city, demonstrating his soul brotherhood with the gangsters.

A man was recently arrested for murder after shooting an armed man who broke down his door at 2 AM and charged him.  In Washington, D.C., the insurance commissioner was fired by Mayor Vincent Gray for agreeing with a proposal to ask insurance companies to restore cancelled policies; and a low level Obamacare employee named Elaine was fired for answering the questions she is charged with answering when the questioner happened to be talk show host Sean Hannity.  Right here in Redding, it turns out our own Mercy Hospital helped write the protocols for Obamacare; I learned this because my radio program was sponsored by Mercy.  When I blogged against Obamacare, Mercy summarily dropped my program with that explanation.  It is about intimidating – not debating – opponents.

The Bible has a wonderful passage addressed as Ephesians 5:18.  It instructs readers not to become drunk with spirits – including the spirit of power – but rather be filled (drunk, if you will) with the Holy Spirit.  Becoming intoxicated – filled – with God is how we come to authentic sobriety.  Confirmation occurs as people change behavior – and the fruit of it – sometimes over time, but sometimes quite rapidly.  The recently concluded 40 Days for Life campaign reports that forty-five abortion clinics have closed since 2007 as they prayed and blessed outside clinics, with appointment cancellations as high as 75% when they are praying; these drunk in the spirit types do nothing more aggressive than prayer.

The Rev. Martin Luther King led a civil rights movement for fourteen years – until his martyrdom – fueled by nothing but the Holy Spirit, according to King himself.  Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, asked how he remained at peace through seven years of trumped-up indictments on perfectly legal behavior, criminal conviction, and eventual acquittal-on-appeal of felony charges, said he went to Congress not knowing his Lord and became filled with Him while there; he had no other explanation. Like former power broker Chuck Colson, DeLay now knows real power.

The Bible also says His strength is perfected (2 Corinthians 12:9) in our weakness.  The Christians who took down autocratic governments in the Philippines and throughout Eastern Europe had no resources other than prayer and forgiveness without giving up their convictions.  I don’t say whether our present government does or doesn’t need taking down.  But like King, Colson, and DeLay, I recommend being drunk in God’s Spirit.  It is the only authentic sobriety, and the only real power.

 

James A. Wilson is the author of Living As Ambassadors of Relationships and The Holy Spirit and the End Times – available at local bookstores or by e-mailing him at praynorthstate@charter.net

 





Video: WATCH: Sheriff Arpaio Discuss Obama and Holder





Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio stopped by the Western Center for Journalism studio for a visit. He discussed his law enforcement career, his experience with the Dept of Justice, and his illegal immigration enforcement.





EXCLUSIVE: Arpaio’s Candid Critique Of Eric Holder





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Public support for impeaching Attorney General Eric Holder has been bolstered recently by an initiative by several Republican congressmen. The group has prepared articles of impeachment against the Justice Department head, continuing a campaign spearheaded by the Western Center for Journalism.

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The articles drafted in the U.S. House detail a number of DOJ scandals, including the Fast and Furious debacle and the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups.

Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, often called “America’s toughest sheriff,” is among Holder’s many critics. He recently sat down for an exclusive interview regarding his unique experiences with the current Justice Department.

“I’ve been in law enforcement over 50 years;” he said, “coincidently, almost 26 years with the Department of Justice, which Holder is now attorney general appointed by the president.”

Despite – or perhaps because of – his long history within the agency, Arpaio said he has faced frequent and persistent backlash from Holder’s DOJ since Barack Obama’s election.

“After that administration took office, they seemed to target in on me,” he said, “especially the Department of Justice and the attorney general.”

It is no secret Arpaio is an active opponent of the Obama regime, which he said is a likely factor in the treatment he has received.

“It probably has to do with immigration and my fight against illegal immigration,” he said. Furthermore, his relentless pursuit of the truth regarding Obama’s birth certificate has earned him even more enemies.

“The birth certificate, which we started two years ago and is still in progress and we’re finding more fire, is another issue,” he said.

Though he can’t be sure “if that has any bearing,” Arpaio understands he is not a popular figure among Obama’s supporters.

“I will say I do not get a Christmas card from the president,” he added.

In the end, Arpaio didn’t weigh in on the effort to impeach Holder. Instead, he identified the one area of common ground he shares with the attorney general.

“He’s still there,” Arpaio said, “so you have to give him some credit … and I hope he gives me some credit to say, ‘Sheriff, it doesn’t matter what we’re doing after you, you’re still around too. So, we’re both in the same boat.”

–B. Christopher Agee

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