The Dept. of Justice recently reached an agreement with Gibson Guitars regarding the seizure of processed wood from two countries, Madagascar and India. No one will go to prison because of obscure amendments to the Lacey Act. It's likely no one would have gone anyway because the government had no case.
The terms the goverment imposed should raise questions, especially regarding the First Amendment.
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All eyes are on Wisconsin as voters in that state head to the polls to pick candidates in an election centered on the recall of Gov. Scott Walker. Walker hadn’t even served a year before partisan Dems aided by out-of-state interests began to push the recall.
Now the Dept. of Justice is beating political war drums, declaring in a public announcement that DOJ will monitor elections in some counties.
That begs questions. Who will monitor DOJ? Will Democrats try to pull a Franken after Tuesday’s votes are tallied?
“It’s clear that there is no path to compromise that goes through the tea party. We urge Speaker Boehner to push ahead without them. We are ready to work with him if he is willing to buck the extreme element of his party.”—Sen. Chuck Schumer to Associated Press, March, 2011
From the moment the grassroots tea party movement began to sweep the nation, tea partiers were maligned, defamed and attacked by most of media who advocate for the Left and by many politicians, mostly Democrats.
Those who formed local groups had some things in common. They wanted a smaller, more efficient government. They did not want tax increases. In general, they wanted a lesser role in their daily lives for the federal government. These aspirations were refueled on multiple occasions, including the government’s takeover of healthcare via a backdoor bill most Democrats admitted they didn’t even read.
Rarely have we witnessed such excesses and scandals in our government.
The US Report is happy to feature our first ever Toby Dials cartoon. We will be featuring these from time to time in the future.
I did a profile of Dials for my National Conservative Examiner column. Dials first got the itch to become a cartoonist when he was a child.
Take a look at the profile and enjoy this and future works by Dials here at The US Report.
(Filed by Kay B. Day/March 16, 2012)
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The U.S. may be in the middle of a mortgage quagmire and ACORN may technically be a thing of the past. Or not. Despite having plenty to do, the US Justice Dept. devoted energy and resources to an investigation that’s on par with investigating my hound dog if a few doggie biscuits go missing.
Gov. Chris Christie allegedly went over his travel budget when he was a U.S. attorney. Approximate alleged overage for 23 trips over a 2-year period: $2,000.
When media began to run stories about this matter, many conservative bloggers called the DOJ’s investigation a political move.
You’d think Americans in general would view it a priority to ensure members of the military get to vote. After all, doing so is complying with federal laws like the MOVE Act. But some states are slow to come around and the US Dept. of Justice, in response to public pressure, has finally acted by filing a lawsuit against the state of New York.
A recent DoJ release about the military vote situation said, “The department previously reached agreements with Alaska, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Nevada, North Dakota and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and filed lawsuits against Wisconsin and Guam seeking relief to help ensure that military service members and other U.S. citizens living overseas have the opportunity to participate fully in the upcoming election.”
Karen Handel, secretary of state in Georgia, didn’t mince words about the US Dept. of Justice stomping a heavy foot on the Peach State’s voter verification procedures—this comes after a federal judge in October mandated Georgia to CONTINUE the verification process. The conflict is a perfect example of conflicts arising between states and the federal government.