The press is labeling it as a Constitutional crisis. A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has charged Attorney General Eric Holder with Contempt of Congress for refusing to provide documents on “Operation Fast and Furious” an ill fated gun walking operation that cost the lives of several U.S. Border Patrol agents, and an uncounted number of Mexican
It has already been established that Holder has lied to the committee about several aspects of the case and now he has refused to turn over documents that have been lawfully subpoenaed by Congress. The White House has gotten involved claiming that these documents are protected by “Executive privilege,” despite the fact that they don’t fall under the definition of that term as put forth by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Nixon. The Court found that even though it was not in the Constitution, such a privilege did exist, but it was very limited.
So, is Eric Holder guilty of contempt of Congress? I would say absolutely since the legal definition of contempt is: “The willful defiance, disregard, or disrespect of judicial or legislative authority or dignity, especially any disobedience of an order or any conduct that disrupts, obstructs, or interferes with the administration or procedures of a court or legislature.” That is
certainly what is happening here.
However, I would take it a step further and suggest that Eric Holder and his boss Barack Obama are both guilty of far more. I’m not talking about the legal definition of contempt, but the standard version that is defined as “attitude of utter disgust or hatred: a powerful feeling of dislike toward somebody or something considered to be worthless, inferior, or undeserving of respect.”
If we use that definition, then Barack Obama and his appointees and staff, like Eric Holder, are in contempt of our country, our heritage, our Constitution and laws, our allies, and most importantly in contempt of us, the American people. They show us this contempt on a daily basis.
Obama continuously shows his contempt for our heritage by doing things like leaving out the words “endowed by our Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence and showing his utter disdain for our Judeo/Christian religious heritage.
He shows his contempt for the balance of powers provisions of our Constitution by bypassing Congress and the will of the American people who elected the Congress. He issues illegal and unconstitutional executive orders that make laws when the Constitution only allows the President to enforce the laws passed by Congress.
He further shows his contempt for the separation of powers in the Constitution by trying to intimidate justices of the Supreme Court and ordering his Federal agencies such as the FCC to ignore specific Supreme Court decisions limiting their powers.
Obama’s contempt for the Bill of Rights knows no bounds. He ignores freedom of speech by ordering the IRS to investigate and intimidate groups and individuals who oppose his policies, and violates freedom of religion by telling churches like the Catholic Church to ignore their teachings and beliefs and blindly obey his orders.
He has further ignored the Constitution and has shown his contempt for the will of the American people by pushing through Obamacare, and he is the first President in American history to order his Attorney General to join with foreign nations to sue sovereign American states such as Arizona for trying to enforce federal laws that Obama refuses to enforce.
Obama has also repeatedly shown his contempt for members of the military and our veterans. Just this past Memorial Day he kept thousands of veterans and family members of the fallen from visiting the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington for five hours so he could have a photo opportunity and make a 13 minute speech to a group of “selected guests.”
In the meantime he is making massive cuts to our military including requiring our disabled and wounded heroes to pay more of their own medical costs while at the same time exempting civilian DOD employees under the same plan from paying the same costs. Of course, they are union members and contribute to the Obama reelection campaign.
Obama’s open contempt for our allies such as Great Britain and Israel has led us to be in a position where we are no longer trusted by our friends or feared by our enemies. In the eyes of the world a country that was once a super power is now an empty and impotent shell.
As for the American people as a whole, we must understand that Obama views us with utter contempt. He is an elitist and as such he does not consider us free citizens in a free country. Instead, he looks at us as his subjects and as such we must obey him. It doesn’t matter what your race, gender, or religion is, you are of no consequence. If you are black and unemployed that is fine with our President because he thinks that means you are dependent on the government and will vote to reelect him. If you are poorly educated that only means that in Obama’s view you are inferior and are too stupid to realize that he is stripping you of your human rights.
I could go on, but I think you get the point. Obama holds us in contempt and it is time that we rise up and let him know that we have the same opinion of him. At the same time we need to let him know that his opinion no longer counts because we have some things that he lacks, integrity, faith, love of country, and loyalty. As for the statements in the media that we are in a Constitutional crisis, I can only say welcome to reality, we have been in a Constitutional crisis since Obama was sworn in.