Investigating Eric Holder
Believe me, I am no fan of Eric Holder. I feel that he never should have gotten the job as Attorney General. The Department of Justice has a bad habit of looking at everything on a color bar instead of justice. The entire purpose of our justice system in this country is give equal rights to all.
Since Holder has taken over lawsuits against states to firm up their voter rolls have been dropped. By law, every state across the union is supposed to update their voter registration rolls in order to get the money that the federal government gives them to help cover the costs for all federal level elections. The department filed these suits against states that were not keeping up with their end of the bargain when Michael Mukasey was heading the department. They were summarily dropped when Holder took over. The evidence of how the department of “civil rights” is anything but. While most of the people in this department are career lawyers, it still is a statement of the people who are running the department when eyes are closed to what they are doing. Free and fair elections cannot happen if we don’t have trust that the states are doing what they should be doing when it comes to removing ineligible voters off the rolls.
As much I would like to think that Eric Holder is going to be convicted of perjury, I just don’t see it happening. What Eric Holder actually said was that he wasn’t aware of anyone wanting to prosecute reporters. While it may be a parsing of words, there is a big difference being investigating a person and charging a person with a crime.
The real thing that should be investigated is who is the person who misled the courts? By AG Holder’s own testimony, they never had any intention of charging James Rosen with a crime, they just wanted some information that they could get no other way. Someone stood in front of judge and asked for phone and email records of a private citizen who they never had any intention of prosecuting. Not only that, they went judge “shopping” to find one that would allow them not to notify his employers and called him a flight risk. This person should be fired for cause, therefore giving up all rights to the federal benefits, and also be barred from practicing law, ever again.
Now, I do think that since Eric Holder’s signature is on the paperwork he can no longer be trusted by Americans to do what is fair and just. If President Obama had any sense he would ask for the resignation of his attorney general. Moving forward the citizens of this country deserve to have someone at the helm of this department that they believe is doing the work of the office, giving citizens the belief that our justice system is doing its job, upholding the law without regard to political beliefs, race, color, or creed. The amount of power this department used to go after one person is exactly what our founders warned us against and tried to protect us from.