In case any of you, gentle readers, were unsure about the political and justice philosophies of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, there can no longer be any doubt. One might be forgiven for not coming to a conclusion before now. Since her appointment, Lynch has managed to keep a rather low profile, even while the Obamite true believers at the DOJ have never slackened their anti-justice/social justice efforts. Rush Limbaugh, via grabien.com, reveals her true character:
Let me simply say that whatever the results of this investigation, we county know a lot right now. But one thing is clear that violence like this has no place in this country and in this nation. (Applause) This is not what we stand for. This is not what we do. This is not what we work for. It is not what we live for. It is antithetical to our values.
I don’t have any operational updates for you at this time. Those will come later from local authorities who are on the scene, but I do want to express my deepest condolences and ask that you join me in standing with our colleague, friends and partners in San Bernardino suffering with this and add all of our thoughts and prayers here today now at this time. Because we’re at the point where these issues have come together really like never before in law enforcement thought and in our nation’s history and it gives us a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change.
Let’s review: violence like that at San Bernardino—she doesn’t know what kind of violence it is—“has no place in this country.” Oh, “and in this nation” too. But in the best, cynical and inhuman tradition of never letting a crisis go to waste:
“Because we’re at the point where these issues have come together really like never before in law enforcement thought and in our nation’s history and it gives us a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change.”
What issues? What “significant change?” President Obama has made that clear in his first comments on the San Bernardino terrorist attack. He’ll settle for no less “significant change” than the destruction not of Islamist terror, but of the Second Amendment, our primary domestic means to combat it. It falls, of course, to the Attorney General of the United States, to help Mr. Obama devise legalistic cover for further damaging the Constitution.
Can there be any doubt that Ms. Lynch is up to the task of fundamentally changing America, Constitution be damned? Would Mr. Obama have appointed her if he was in the least uncertain of that?
Consider, gentle readers. Rational Americans see domestic terror attacks as an opportunity to awaken, to realize the world is populated by people that hate liberty, Americans, and all we represent. Such people are not only willing, they are anxious, to kill us all. We see the opportunity to strengthen our intelligence agencies, to harden our soft targets, and to celebrate our freedoms, chief among them the freedom of self-defense, because without it, no other freedom truly matters.
Our self-imagined elite, our moral and intellectual superiors see the opportunity to avoid so much as admitting the existence of the Islamist menace, and to weaken, even revoke our fundamental freedoms in the name of combatting an enemy they cannot bring themselves to name.
This is, of course, because Mr. Obama and Progressives admit only one enemy: Americans that refuse to worship them.
What a “wonderful opportunity” the Islamist slaughter of Americans is, particularly during this Christmas season, which as we all know, is about little trees!
But take heart! Ms. Lynch is also determined to undermine the First Amendment. Why? Why we ugly Americans might say mean and violent things about the Muslims working every day to murder our loves ones and ourselves! At a speech on 12-03-15 to a Muslim group, Lynch said:
When we talk about the First Amendment we [must] make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not American,’ said Lynch. ‘They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted.’
‘My message not just to the Muslim community but to all Americans is ‘We cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on,’ said Lynch.
Translation: The DOJ will not pursue Muslim terrorists, in fact, it will invite and abet their immigration, but it will ruthless pursue Americans that express—verbally—disapproval of Muslim terrorism, particularly those that suggest that force must be met with force. Isn’t it interesting that the Attorney General of the United State is absolutely dedicated to policing harsh words directed at Muslims, but one can search with any technology known to man without success to find such dedication to preventing the murder of Americans?
What a wonderful opportunity and moment!
Truly, as the ancient Chinese curse suggested, we live in interesting times.
UPDATE 120815, 2145, CST: This, from Politico, via Legal Insurrection, is interesting indeed:
Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday appeared to recalibrate remarks she made last week that suggested the Justice Department could investigate speech deemed hostile towards Muslims.
‘Of course, we prosecute deeds and not words,’ she said at a press conference Monday to announce an unrelated civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department.
Some conservatives criticized Lynch for her comments to a Muslim civil rights group, where she lamented ‘the ability of people to issue hateful speech of all types from the anonymity of a screen.’
Speaking to a Muslim Advocates dinner in Arlington, Va., Lynch affirmed that ‘this is a country that is based upon free speech.’ However, she went on to suggest that the Justice Department would ‘take action’ when such speech ‘edges towards violence, when we see the potential to lift…that mantle of anti-Muslim rhetoric.
Was this just a classic DC gaffe–when a politician accidently tells the truth–or was Lynch just so caught up in making sure a juicy crisis didn’t go to waste, she jumped the shark? I report, you decide, gentle readers.