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Big Sis: Obama Admin Can Pick Which Laws to Enforce (Janet Napolitano)
breitbart.com ^ | 4/24/13 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 04/24/2013 1:58:37 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Big Sis: Obama Admin Can Pick Which Laws to Enforce

by Matthew Boyle 24 Apr 2013, 11:10 AM PDT

During her testimony on the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared that she, President Barack Obama and other political officials at the top of this administration have the authority to decide which laws to enforce, and which ones to ignore.

Napolitano made the declaration in an exchange with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) when he was questioning her on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have alleged that political officials in the Obama administration, including her, have blocked them from enforcing the law.

Sessions noted that ICE agents’ union president Chris Crane had testified on Monday “that agents are prohibited from enforcing the law and, indeed, the ICE officers have filed a lawsuit [to that effect].”

“I started out as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice in 1975,” Sessions said. “I have never heard of a situation in which a group of law officers sued their supervisor and you for blocking them from following the law. They weren’t complaining about pay, benefits, working conditions. They were saying their very oath they took, to enforce the law, is being blocked by rules and regulations and policies established from on high and that this is undermining their ability to do what they’re sworn to do.”

In her response to those remarks from Sessions, Napolitano said she believes she and other political officials have the authority to tell law enforcement agents which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; bhofascism; bigsisoutofcontrol; corruption; democratcorruption; democrats; dhs; dhsisajoke; dhsoutofcontrol; govtabuse; highcrimes; misdemeanors; napolitano; obama; ruleoflaw; socialistdemocrats; treason; tyranny; unconstitutional; waronliberty
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So much for the oath of office...........
1 posted on 04/24/2013 1:58:37 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

she’s such a moron


2 posted on 04/24/2013 1:59:38 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver
Welcome to the USSA, comrades!

A new 6-minute YouTube video by yours truly and Mark P. Ferri, about the loss of freedom in America.


3 posted on 04/24/2013 1:59:52 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Imagine the MSM outcry if Ashcroft had said such a thing in front of Congress during his tenure.


4 posted on 04/24/2013 2:00:26 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s fine, Mr. Lesbitano, and I’ll pick which laws I want to comply with.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 2:01:20 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Right there, she should be removed from office.

Sigh.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 2:01:22 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why haven’t these communists been dragged out of the White House and put on trail? This is the most disgusting bunch of tyrant wannabes to come into DC I can remember. They no longer even fake upholding laws.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 2:01:54 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Sir Napsalot

Boehner will get right on it....same with McConnell.


8 posted on 04/24/2013 2:02:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Sub-Driver; John Semmens

It’s getting to the point where I look for John Semmens’ name at the top of the page only to discover it’s for real.....


9 posted on 04/24/2013 2:03:03 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Big Sis The Left in America: Obama Admin Can Pick Which Laws to Enforce Do Whatever He Wants

...ratified by enough people to reelect him.

10 posted on 04/24/2013 2:03:19 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Sub-Driver

B/S! Impeach the corrupt bitch! Napolitano, too.


11 posted on 04/24/2013 2:03:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Dutch Boy; All

” Why haven’t these communists been dragged out of the White House and put on trial?”

The Republican leadership in the House & Senate.


12 posted on 04/24/2013 2:03:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Sub-Driver

Been saying this all along - any “comprehensive” bill is a scam - no matter what they put in it, the administration will only enforce the parts they like.

This needs to be one step at time. First step - secure the borders.


13 posted on 04/24/2013 2:04:49 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Congress needs to pass a law declaring that all laws need to be enforced or the dept head will be declared an enemy combatant and shipped off to Gitmo.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: stephenjohnbanker

(Double sigh)


15 posted on 04/24/2013 2:05:01 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Jim Robinson

LOL


16 posted on 04/24/2013 2:05:29 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does that mean we can ignore the speed limit now? We live in a pick and choose society.


17 posted on 04/24/2013 2:05:49 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: Doogle
"she’s such a moron"

Well, she's doing what she wants and no one is stopping her. Congress by its failure to act is demonstrating that the law is what the Obama Administration says it is.

18 posted on 04/24/2013 2:06:16 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Sub-Driver

Its now a Dictatorship and you had better cow tow. Where is Madame Guillotine when she is needed?


19 posted on 04/24/2013 2:06:43 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sir Napsalot

This is the perfect time to kill amnesty, but nary a peep from the Republican leadership.


20 posted on 04/24/2013 2:07:16 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Sir Napsalot

Romanian term limits.


21 posted on 04/24/2013 2:08:03 PM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I had to check to see if this was from the Onion.

Wow. Did she also say they determine which laws they are going to follow also?


22 posted on 04/24/2013 2:08:19 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: Sub-Driver
Impeachment is the only answer ...

It is quite clear that Nappy doesn't fear it in the least from this Congress ...

23 posted on 04/24/2013 2:08:46 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

Indeed. Violation of Oath of Office.


24 posted on 04/24/2013 2:09:15 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Sub-Driver

Selective Enforcement of the LAW is TYRANNY and TREASON and LAW BREAKING IN OF ITSELF!!!!!


25 posted on 04/24/2013 2:09:22 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

At Drudge...Judge ruled otherwise

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-04-23/obama-deportation-progam-likely-to-be-blocked-judge-says


26 posted on 04/24/2013 2:09:49 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Sub-Driver
Good afternoon.

If this was 1775, I would say we have a monarchy, and not a Republic.

If this was 1775, I would say that we have a King, and not a president.

If this was 1775, I would say that we have King George's crown, and not a free Press.

If this was 1775, I would say that we have the rule of men, and not the rule of law.

If this was 1775, I would make sure my powder is dry, and my stores are stocked.

Don't tread on me please, it could get ugly.

5.56mm

27 posted on 04/24/2013 2:09:58 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: stars & stripes forever

Well, we can certainly kill the unborn. After all, we are just choosing to ignore the Bible, Ten Commandments, and countless laws against homicide and murder.


28 posted on 04/24/2013 2:10:18 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: occamrzr06

Does she even know what country this is!
How does one think they can gain that much power!
I would suggest a memo from Congress!


29 posted on 04/24/2013 2:10:19 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Jim Robinson
Impeach the corrupt bitch!

Napolitano, too.

I see what you did there. And I LMAO!

30 posted on 04/24/2013 2:10:37 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee, lets see that means he Us citizen can pick and choose which laws to follow too. Since the leadership is rudderless and without a compass, it means only one thing - anarchy and chaos will reign supreme.


31 posted on 04/24/2013 2:11:04 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Sub-Driver

McCain, McGraham, McRubio, McFlake, McPaul, McRyan, McConnell, McBoehner, et al, call your offices!! We don’t need any new laws. Your dear Marxist/fascist idiot leader laughs in your clown faces!! He and Butch Napolitano will tell YOU which laws HE will decide to enforce. Mostly his own. You diddle with meaningless twaddle while America burns!!


32 posted on 04/24/2013 2:13:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Beck says his experts think the pictures are real, they called the whitehouse no denial. FreeRepublic Rules

Crosslink


33 posted on 04/24/2013 2:13:37 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: opentalk

http://t.co/DqhEZAm0cF

Judge to Obama- You MUST Deport Illegal Immigrants


34 posted on 04/24/2013 2:13:42 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Noumenon

I like that.


35 posted on 04/24/2013 2:13:43 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: C210N

we are just choosing to ignore the Bible, Ten Commandments, and countless laws against homicide and murder...

However, God sees and knows all things. Their day is coming.


36 posted on 04/24/2013 2:13:48 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: Sub-Driver

The The People can pick which ones to obey. Can’t have it both ways.


37 posted on 04/24/2013 2:13:49 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Trod Upon

Damn “n” key....


38 posted on 04/24/2013 2:14:17 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Translation: Obastard and the Obamabots are above the law. Which is the way with all dictators.


39 posted on 04/24/2013 2:14:17 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Sub-Driver
What this means is that anything they put about border security in immigration "reform" won't be enforced, just like the current immigration law.

Therefore, there is no need for a new law. Or any law, for that matter.

That's what happens when the feral government does not feel constrained by the rule of law.

Soon the peasants won't either.

40 posted on 04/24/2013 2:14:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Article VI, the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution:

“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States
which shall be made in Pursuance thereof,
and all Treaties made, or which shall be made,
under the Authority of the United States,
shall be the supreme Law of the Land; . . .


41 posted on 04/24/2013 2:15:01 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Little Ray
Been saying this all along - any “comprehensive” bill is a scam - no matter what they put in it, the administration will only enforce the parts they like. This needs to be one step at time. First step - secure the borders.

So far any amnesty I see will legalize 12-30 million illegal aliens while new provisions for enforcing the borders and visas will never be implemented. Janet Napolitano has just admitted this. Only idiots believe the Obama regime will enforce any new immigration laws that come with a Marco Rubio type amnesty

 

42 posted on 04/24/2013 2:15:31 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared that she, President Barack Obama and other political officials at the top of this administration have the authority to decide which laws to enforce, and which ones to ignore. “

Sub-Driver, do you think people understand how utterly terrifying those words are?? Mike Chertoff felt the same way, but at least the Bush Administration had the good sense to lie about it!

PS. THEY WILL FEEL THE SAME WAY AFTER AMNESTY!! WAKE UP AMERICA, THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE.


43 posted on 04/24/2013 2:17:13 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
This is the perfect time to kill amnesty, but nary a peep from the Republican leadership.

The party must be euthanized.
44 posted on 04/24/2013 2:17:25 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Janet, may I decide which laws to abide by and which laws I can break, and expect to NOT be held accountable when I’m caught??? Dumb@ss, ignorant, moronic, imbecilic, lawbreaking Biotch!


45 posted on 04/24/2013 2:17:40 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
"Right there, she should be removed from office."

Agreed, they have taken an oath to uphold the law.

The only time they have the right to decide to ignore a law is


46 posted on 04/24/2013 2:19:21 PM PDT by DannyTN
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B/S! Impeach the corrupt bitch! Napolitano, too.

11 posted on 04/24/2013 2:03:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)



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47 posted on 04/24/2013 2:19:50 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Sub-Driver
In her response to those remarks from Sessions, Napolitano said she believes she and other political officials have the authority to tell law enforcement agents which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.

That’s not what the Democrats thought back when Nixon was impounding funds in 1972 an effort to reduce government spending. They wanted to impeach him then for failing to spend money as passed in the federal budget.

48 posted on 04/24/2013 2:20:55 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Dutch Boy

“Why haven’t these communists been dragged out of the White House and put on trail? “

Because the ‘opposition’, the power of the GOP (especially those writting S744 (AMNESTY), FEELS THE SAME WAY!!!!!!

I know no one wants to believe it, but there it is!


49 posted on 04/24/2013 2:21:33 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If there is a petition demanding her removal, I will rush to sign it.


50 posted on 04/24/2013 2:22:34 PM PDT by apocalypto
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