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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Above the law?

I was disgusted when I heard the comments of Speaker Hastert; he was complaining about Congressman Jefferson's office being searched saying it was a violation of the separation of powers. Jefferson of course is being investigated for bribery.

Neal Boortz sums up my feelings nicely saying, "The most amazing part of the story is how Republicans are circling the wagons around Jefferson. They're actually complaining that the evil FBI searched a Congressional office. Evidently this is the first time in 219 years this has taken place. The Speaker of the House got particularly huffy, saying "Insofar as I am aware, since the founding of our republic 219 years ago, the Justice Department has never found it necessary to do what it did Saturday night, crossing this separation of powers line in order to successfully prosecute corruption by members of Congress."

Here we have the true outrage. Somehow Speaker Hastert and several members of the congress from both sides of the aisle seem to feel that they are above the law. Bribery and corruption may be wrong, but as long as the evidence of that bribery and corruption is in a congressman's office it can't be touched. How many of US can claim that our offices are beyond the reach of a qualified law enforcement agent with a valid search warrant? Not even churches can claim that special status, yet our elected officials in Washington can."


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