Skip to comments.White House Down: Obama Version
Posted on 07/07/2013 12:22:00 AM PDT by neverdem
I don't know how he does it, but Internet Wit Sans Peer, Iowahawk, wrapped up the week more succinctly than anyone:
BREAKING: State Department says Egyptian military overthrow spontaneous reaction to 'White House Down' movie"
For those who scream that the Republicans should sue to stop the rest of the law from being enforced, this analysis from a correspondent, Chicago lawyer Joseph A Morris, explains why this is impossible, riffing off Professor Adler's blog at Volokh Conspiracy
It seems to me that, as a general proposition, the Executive has great discretion in deciding whether or not to refrain from enforcing law (as in deciding whether or not to prosecute any particular crime).
(As an aside, there is a conceptual nexus here to the Second Amendment debate. Governments -- Federal and State -- have authority to protect me from crime, and they have authority to prosecute people who commit crimes against me. But they have has no duty, enforceable by me, to protect me from crime, nor a duty, enforceable by me, to undertake any particular prosecution. There are exceptions, I suppose, as when government systematically refuses to protect me because of my race while it protects everyone of another race; or if I become a victim of crime because government somehow wrongfully put me in harm's way; but my remedies, even then, are likely to be civil damages rather than injunctions commanding government to protect or to prosecute. The absence of a cognizable "duty to protect" coupled with the practical inability to protect in many places and circumstances makes a compelling case in the interests of self-protection alone for the vindication of Second Amendment rights.)
Thus the remedy for the Executive's exercise of discretion not to enforce law is not judicial but political, that is, at the...
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Clarice is a treasure.
LOL!!! Egyptian military overthrow is due to the movie “White House Down”!!!!!!! PRICELESS!!
Question? How about voter fraud?????
One of those laws that makes us all lawbreakers but generally not enforced, yet always there for the government to selctively apply to punish critics and opponents.
Ayn Rand --
"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"
0bama voting 'present' ... and leading from beHeinz again.
Ayn Rand —
“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws”
More like “White House Down Low”.
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Exactly. The full quote is high on my FR profile page.
What leaving these laws on the books does, is enable anarcho-tyranny.
Thanks for the ping!
ping to an EXCELLENT article.
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