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First Amendment? What’s that?

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 reignterm.

LaRueLaDue
Former third-generation Democrat, who finally woke up when Bill Clinton was elected. Grew up in northern New Mexico, and migrated east to the “Indian Nations” in search of gainful employment at the opening of the Reagan Revival.

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  1. This is what happens when Congress does not do it’s duty.  When the NBPP case blew up and present and former DOJ lawyers came out and testified about the corruption under DOJ, including Perez and others, we heard crickets from Congress.  EVen after the 112th Congress convened.  Holder, Perez and others know there will be no consequences for their actions as long as the Senate is Dem and the RINO’s are in charge of the House.

    Thanks for bringing this, Larue.

  2. I’d have commented earlier, but I just got back from the rang…… Um…… ‘The 100-yard stress-relief center’ with a yet-uncounted but rather
    large number of rou…… Er…… ‘accessories’ casings that as little as 45 minutes ago projected their front ends at over 3,500
    feet-per-second in rapid succession towards several quite special sheets of paper and th…………

    What ?

    I’m just lettin’ y’all know where I was for a while today.

    😉

    As for commentary…… I forget what I was goi……… Oh yeah………

    Poking the lion, playing with fire, inciting and more…… All on purpose with a single endgame.

    All in a day’s work for Nudgestein’s minions.

    LaRue, thank you for being one of the few realizing and posting that it’s NOT just #HeilObama doing all this by himself.  He’s got help – Tons of help from within and without.

    You all know I keep saying it…… He’s just the front man – Lead singer in the band – Doesn’t play a thing, but a necessary piece of the puzzle…… The real work is done by the band itself and mostly in the background, with the damn near invisible road crew doing all the real heavy lifting, insulating the band and especially the lead singer from any problems.

  3. It was only a hop from not defending the Defense of Marriage Act to not answering immigration hold calls from the State of Arizona.  It will probably be from there only a skip to BATF not taking calls from FFA dealers on background checks, thus, theoretically anyway, halting the sale of firearms.  Infringement?  You make the call.

    • People are stock piling now. Gun sales in CO are up 40% since the Aurora shooting. If FBI halts checks which I’m sure gun owners have thought of they’ll just buy and sell privately. Rules at least in Ohio one must buy and sell to one within the state.

  1. This is what happens when Congress does not do it’s duty.  When the NBPP case blew up and present and former DOJ lawyers came out and testified about the corruption under DOJ, including Perez and others, we heard crickets from Congress.  EVen after the 112th Congress convened.  Holder, Perez and others know there will be no consequences for their actions as long as the Senate is Dem and the RINO’s are in charge of the House.

    Thanks for bringing this, Larue.

  2. I’d have commented earlier, but I just got back from the rang…… Um…… ‘The 100-yard stress-relief center’ with a yet-uncounted but rather
    large number of rou…… Er…… ‘accessories’ casings that as little as 45 minutes ago projected their front ends at over 3,500
    feet-per-second in rapid succession towards several quite special sheets of paper and th…………

    What ?

    I’m just lettin’ y’all know where I was for a while today.

    😉

    As for commentary…… I forget what I was goi……… Oh yeah………

    Poking the lion, playing with fire, inciting and more…… All on purpose with a single endgame.

    All in a day’s work for Nudgestein’s minions.

    LaRue, thank you for being one of the few realizing and posting that it’s NOT just #HeilObama doing all this by himself.  He’s got help – Tons of help from within and without.

    You all know I keep saying it…… He’s just the front man – Lead singer in the band – Doesn’t play a thing, but a necessary piece of the puzzle…… The real work is done by the band itself and mostly in the background, with the damn near invisible road crew doing all the real heavy lifting, insulating the band and especially the lead singer from any problems.

  3. It was only a hop from not defending the Defense of Marriage Act to not answering immigration hold calls from the State of Arizona.  It will probably be from there only a skip to BATF not taking calls from FFA dealers on background checks, thus, theoretically anyway, halting the sale of firearms.  Infringement?  You make the call.

    • People are stock piling now. Gun sales in CO are up 40% since the Aurora shooting. If FBI halts checks which I’m sure gun owners have thought of they’ll just buy and sell privately. Rules at least in Ohio one must buy and sell to one within the state.

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