Holder's Assault on Democracy | The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Holder’s Assault on Democracy
by

Jennifer Rubin was right all along when she wrote piece after piece during the transition arguing that Eric Holder was unfit to be Attorney General. The man is on a mission to undermine the very rules of representative democracy. Hans von Spakovsky has perhaps the most important column of the year so far in today’s Wall Street Journal, explaining the myriad ways that Holder is rigging the rules. Letting Black Panthers go scot free; forbidding Georgia from making sure that only citizens vote; refusing to make Missouri clean up its voter rolls; on and on it goes. This is dangerous. Indeed, it is worse than dangerous, but I fear saying what it is because Holder would find a way to send his goons after me for some newly invented category of hate speech.

This rigging of the rules through the Justice Department is exactly what I warned against in my very first post-election column last November. Here are some excerpts:

These New Alinskyites who are taking over the White House, combined with the most leftist congressional leadership in memory, will not let us play by the same rules under which conservatives recovered from those earlier debacles. They will try to drastically tilt the playing field, seed our side of the field with land mines and, in short, rig the process to make it next to impossible for the political right, or Republicans, to recover. And they are likely to succeed in at least some of these designs. It will begin with their efforts to secure a filibuster-proof majority of 60 senators (including the two independents)….

Watch the left use these tactics and others to pass even more liberalized voting laws — an open invitation to even more fraud that is more creative, easier to hide, and less challengeable in court.

Watch the left use these tactics and others to pass even more liberalized voting laws — an open invitation to even more fraud that is more creative, easier to hide, and less challengeable in court.

Watch what Michael Barone called the Obama “thugocracy” use the Justice Department to stifle dissent. Anybody who complains about vote fraud will be charged with “vote suppression.” Anybody who complains about DoJ’s actions will be charged with interfering with an investigation. Anybody who denies having interfered will be charged with perjury.

Meanwhile, we now await further word from the Supreme Court on whether or not they will stop the Obama administration from trampling over the constitutional contract clause and its bankruptcy clause. It already is misusing other “authority” falsely claimed under the already constitutionally dubious TARP. And so on, in an “industrial policy” suspiciously reminiscent of Mussolin’s economic fascism.  But keep watching: Holder Justice Department is Ground Zero for the ground assault against the building blocks of representative democracy. These legal maneuvers must be smothered in their cradles.

Sign Up to receive Our Latest Updates! Register

Notice to Readers: The American Spectator and Spectator World are marks used by independent publishing companies that are not affiliated in any way. If you are looking for The Spectator World please click on the following link: https://thespectator.com/world.

Be a Free Market Loving Patriot. Subscribe Today!