Friday, July 19, 2013

Great example of Obama and his DOJ minnion's disdain for the constitution

Let me say first that this a must-read article, particularly if your name is George Zimmerman.  One of the inane, and entirely predictable, reactions to his acquital were the calls by the screeching liberal media for a federal prosecution of Zimmerman.  Well, the constitution expressly forbids this "double jeopardy".  But as Andrew Napolitano shows us in his excellent Reason.org article, the Obama crooks have done just this, in a different context.  It involves a retired NY Senator whose story you need to read to fully understand the magnitude of the illegality and immorality of the Obama justice department.  But here's an important excerpt to intice you to spend the time on this article:
Joe Bruno -- nearing the end of his distinguished public career at age 84 -- is now a symbol of fidelity to the Constitution and an obstacle to a political Department of Justice that lacks that fidelity. If the government can violate a principle as fundamental and universally accepted as the prohibition on double jeopardy -- and do so in plain sight by changing the name of a charge -- there is no limit to what it can do.
Before he became president, Abraham Lincoln was a very successful trial lawyer. Demonstrating the propensity of an adversary to mislead, he once asked a jury, "If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?" Then he answered: "Four, because calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." Calling an old crime by a different name does not change its essence. A federal appeals court can put a stop to this miscarriage of justice, and it should do so before it spreads its ugly unconstitutional tentacles across the land and Joe Bruno has unwanted company.
Attention George Zimmerman: you may be free now, but you may be unwanted company soon.