Skip to comments.Big Sis: Obama Admin Can Pick Which Laws to Enforce (Janet Napolitano)
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 werent 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 theyre 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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she’s such a moron
A new 6-minute YouTube video by yours truly and Mark P. Ferri, about the loss of freedom in America.
Imagine the MSM outcry if Ashcroft had said such a thing in front of Congress during his tenure.
That’s fine, Mr. Lesbitano, and I’ll pick which laws I want to comply with.
Right there, she should be removed from office.
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.
Boehner will get right on it....same with McConnell.
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.....
...ratified by enough people to reelect him.
B/S! Impeach the corrupt bitch! Napolitano, too.
” Why havent these communists been dragged out of the White House and put on trial?”
The Republican leadership in the House & Senate.
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.
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.
Does that mean we can ignore the speed limit now? We live in a pick and choose society.
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.
Its now a Dictatorship and you had better cow tow. Where is Madame Guillotine when she is needed?
This is the perfect time to kill amnesty, but nary a peep from the Republican leadership.
Romanian term limits.
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?
It is quite clear that Nappy doesn't fear it in the least from this Congress ...
Indeed. Violation of Oath of Office.
Selective Enforcement of the LAW is TYRANNY and TREASON and LAW BREAKING IN OF ITSELF!!!!!
At Drudge...Judge ruled otherwise
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.
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.
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!
I see what you did there. And I LMAO!
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.
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!!
Beck says his experts think the pictures are real, they called the whitehouse no denial. FreeRepublic Rules
Judge to Obama- You MUST Deport Illegal Immigrants
I like that.
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.
The The People can pick which ones to obey. Can’t have it both ways.
Damn “n” key....
Translation: Obastard and the Obamabots are above the law. Which is the way with all dictators.
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.
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; . . .
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
“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.
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!
Agreed, they have taken an oath to uphold the law.
The only time they have the right to decide to ignore a law is
Thats 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.
“Why havent 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!
If there is a petition demanding her removal, I will rush to sign it.