Monday, August 11, 2014
No respect for the friggin' constitution-Obama has decimated it
The video has since been removed but many will remember Helmetta, New Jersey Police Officer Richard Recine ranting, "Obama has decimated the friggin' constitution, so I don't give a damn. Because if he doesn't follow the Constitution we don't have to."
In light of numerous police shootings one wonders if this has not become an article of faith in police departments nationwide. Certainly lawlessness is rampant in the Obama administration. The IRS has attempted to deny Tea Party groups access to political activity and may have conspired with the DOJ to prosecute them on trumped up charges. It has smuggled firearms to drug gangs in Mexico. It has falsely named a reporter as a co-conspirator to obtain a warrant to tap his phone. It has waged war without the consent of congress and its FBI killed an unarmed Ibragim Todashev under mysterious circumstances.
The police shooting of an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Missouri has brought the town to riot. Ironically the same police department that did the shooting brought in heavier armaments in the interest of public safety. The police department has called for calm and appealed to the public for reason but what possible reason can there be for the shooting of an unarmed teenager not once but 9 times? God help me, if I lived in Ferguson I might be breaking store windows too. The citizens of Ferguson have seen this movie before. It plays all across the nation on a daily bases. America's finest has gone to the dogs! This particular chapter has a racial element added for spice but municipal police departments have become equal opportunity killing machines.
Obama defenders will argue it is unfair to lay this at the President's doorstep. After all, this is just the sort of tragedy the Community Organizer-in-Chief relishes for one of his "if I had a son" hosannas. If I had a son he would look like Skip Gates. They may also make the plausible argument that since everything else has declined on his watch it's only natural for law enforcement to follow suit. Furthermore, this is a problem for local jurisdictions and the federal government's limited resources must target the more serious affronts to the common good such as date rape on college campuses and delinquent range grazing fees.
The fact is Obama is to blame. His DOJ, his FBI have been as absent as the Benghazi rescue team. His Secret Service is allowed to get drunk and solicit prostitutes with no serious consequences. His EPA destroys documents. His FEC destroys hard drives. His FBI shoots unarmed people. Local law enforcement is only an extension of the modern police state that Obama extols.