This tidbit comes from PJ Media. Not mincing any words, here is what the PJ Tatler had to say (short video at the link):
A stunning exchange took place today when Assistant AG Tom Perez of the DOJ Civil Rights Division refused to commit to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution that it would never advance a law criminalizing the right to criticize any religion.
Rep. Trent Frank (R-AZ) repeatedly (and repeatedly) asked AAG Perez if Justice “will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?” It was a simple question requiring a simple response, but AAG Perez decided it was a complex question requiring a nuanced answer within the proper context. Nonsense! This simple question demanded a simple answer: “This Justice Department will never criminalize freedom of speech, an affirmed right specified in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.” Pretty simple, que no?
Apparently not for an Obama Regime Justice Department official though. It was literally laughable how Perez repeatedly avoided answering the question. One of his enablers on the subcommittee (I was unable to catch who it was; I assume it was a NE Democrat, due to what we in Oklahoma call a “Yankee” accent) tried to step in and “re-phrase” the question. Rep. Frank easily fended this off: “I’m asking my own questions.”
The question was not a policy question; it was simply a request for the affirmation of a Constitutional right of all Americans. The notion, let alone the fact, that an official of the Federal Department of Justice would weasel-word around to avoid answering a clear, Constitutionally simple question in a Congressional subcommittee hearing (while, I assume, he was under oath) was simply breathtaking! Or, it would have been a mere 4 years ago…
Nothing that the Obama Regime does or says surprises me much any more. That they are confident enough to avoid watering down this blatant “In Your Face!” anti-American statement of regime policy is warning enough of what will come if Obama is awarded a second term of office. If this happens, our country will be unrecognizable before the end of his