“I never worry about action, but only inaction.” Â -Winston Churchill
Today has been a tough day for me personally. I’ve spent half the day in somewhat disbelief over the lack of mass-outrage over Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. To be totally honest, I’m even upset with myself for not pushing this harder. Let’s face it, the conservative movement has completely dropped the ball on Eric Holder.
As a reminder, what the DOJ did in Fast and Furious looks a lot like criminally negligent manslaughter. If you look under Involuntary Manslaughter ( a few paragraphs under it) at Wikipedia, you’ll find this on criminally negligent manslaughter.
Criminally negligent manslaughter is variously referred to as criminally negligent homicide in the United States, gross negligence manslaughter in England and Wales. In Scotland and some Commonwealth of Nations jurisdictions the offence of culpable homicide might apply.
It occurs where death results from serious negligence, or, in some jurisdictions, serious recklessness. A high degree of negligence is required to warrant criminal liability. A related concept is that of willful blindness, which is where a defendant intentionally puts himself in a position where he will be unaware of facts which would render him liable.
Criminally negligent manslaughter occurs where there is an omission to act when there is a duty to do so, or a failure to perform a duty owed, which leads to a death. The existence of the duty is essential because the law does not impose criminal liability for a failure to act unless a specific duty is owed to the victim.Â
If you haven’t already done so, please read the chilling string of DOJ emails that were sent the night of the shooting of a U.S. Border Agent.
Nevermind the fact that Holder is Stonewalling, possibly in contempt of Congress, the DOJ contains officials who apparently accept big cash bribes and keep their jobs, Holder refused to prosecute Black Panther members who stood outside of voting locations holding blunt weapons, and that the DOJ is using valuable time and resources to file lawsuits against states trying to manage their own affairs and problems. What’s most important right this minute is that an American Border Agent was murdered by a firearm that was allowed to be possessed by a criminal directly by the Department of Justice.
And worse, Holder lied about when he knew about this. Now, his department is trying to keep information away from us all that would likely bring the house of cards down.
Let me remind you all, last year the conservative movement,Â fueledÂ by a major part of the conservative blogosphere, brought down Congressman Anthony Weiner for tweeting anÂ inappropriateÂ picture of himself andÂ lyingÂ about it. Think about that for a minute. It was the talk of the movement for days on end until Weiner finally cried and admitted his wrong doing. He was forced to resign and his power was stripped from him.
Yet Eric Holder’s department is responsible for the death of an American, they lied about it and appear to be cover their trail, and we spent the entire day yesterday talking about Donald Trump’s endorsement.
Steve Elliott, President of Grassfire Nation (parent company of LibertyNews.com) wrote a post about yesterday’s media cycle that you should read.
Everything seemed primed for Holder to finally face some accountability. But then something else happened that Drudge thought warranted dedicating everything â€œabove the foldâ€ on his website to it for much of the day. What was that story?
Donald Trumpâ€™s endorsement of Mitt Romney.
Nowhere on Drudge could be found even a mention of the Holder hearings that were under way. As the noon hour approached, I was confident that Rush Limbaugh would pick up the Holder hearings. While I didnâ€™t hear all three hours of Rushâ€™s show, Rush clearly had other topics on his mind. His website today features no stories on the Holder hearings.
Of course, the liberal media are giving Holder a free pass. Itâ€™s so bad that much of the reporting I saw focused on Holderâ€™s insistence that he â€œknew nothingâ€ and emphasized the harsh treatment he received from members or Congress.
Alex Knepper added his two cents as well.
Most of the old-guard of the alternative media has jumped on board with this circus, too: Drudgeâ€™s headlines today have been breathless â€” and all about Trump. Drudge rose to fame for his role in exposing Bill Clintonâ€™s scandals. Today, he is reduced to patting himself on the back for knowing who Donald Trump will endorse a few hours before others do. Riveting stuff. NewsMax has been even worse, heralding Trump as some kind of savior from the very beginning. And what are all of the political blogs â€” right and left â€” discussing today? Youâ€™ve got one guess, hotshot.
The age-old question about the media is whether it actually reports or creates the news. If we define â€œnewsâ€ as an important event meriting our attention, then the answer is clearly neither, for the simple reason that the mainstream media is no longer a network of news outlets. Events like the Trump endorsement are not news; theyâ€™re just random happenings that people discuss. And boy, do people discuss them. But letâ€™s not pretend that they mean anything or make any sense. Real news events are occurring â€” but as America declines, anesthetizing itself in a soothing infotainment void, it is oblivious to that reality and doesnâ€™t seem to know or care how to reach it.
Try and imagine this the other way around. Imagine we have a Republican President and a RepublicanÂ appointedÂ AG. If a border patrol agent was murdered like this under the watch of a Republican DOJ, the left would rally in Washington until the AG was stripped from office and heads rolled. There would be absolutely zero tolerance for stonewalling and cover ups. ZERO.
Yet here we are…
I know, I know. Many bloggers (especially some like Michelle Malkin, for example) have been hot on this. But bloggers can’t do this alone. Next time you get an email with an action call about Eric Holder, do yourself and your country a favor… take the action and ask everyone you know to do the same.
Otherwise we’re just a movement of inaction.