The news broke a bit ago that Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation. His six years as the senior law enforcement official in the United States has been particularly damaging to the civil liberties of American citizens. Holder’s race-baiting tactics, which include refusing to investigate and prosecute cases which he believed reflected poorly on “his people”, was typical of his lack of integrity and character. Appointed by the first black President as the first black AG, Holder more than anyone else made skin color an issue.
Holder also was in constant full-court press in executing his boss’s Alinsky-esque plans to treat political opposition as enemies, use the powers of government for extralegal persecution of those opponents, and curtailing individual freedoms in order to promote a politically-favored class, his own. His conduct while in office has been blatantly dishonest, most notable being the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal which took the lives of a US Border Patrol agent, hundreds of Mexican civilians, and unknown US citizens at the hands of the criminal elements Holder was responsible for arming. Worse, Fast and Furious was an effort to make a case for draconian gun control measures and the disarming law-abiding American citizens. His testimony regarding the scandal was unadulterated lies and evasion, again typical of his lack of character and integrity. Holder was made to recant some of his falsehoods when proof came to light that he had not only been briefed on the operation, but briefed on several occasions, and in detail.
There were other scandals. There was the subpoena of phone records of AP reporters without cause, for which Holder was responsible but faced no consequences. There was his leaking of Justice Department information to Media Matters so that they could dutifully spin the scandal stories. There was Holder’s active role in ensuring that IRS officials would not be brought to trial during his tenure for their use of their government apparatus in persecuting political opposition.
Inexplicably, it is to a man like this that many Americans are willing to cede their Constitutional rights under due process in determining Federal Government actions to kill US citizens without conviction, or even trial. Holder, and men like him, in the star chamber of “informed Government officials” making decisions on who presents a “threat” and who does not, with the winners being awarded a Hellfire for their troubles, is perhaps the worst of situations I can imagine.
Eric Holder is a malignant tumor to the liberties of a free people. A race-baiting, gun-grabbing, lying, cheating, bullying Communist of the most corrosive ilk. You can bet he is not going of his own accord, despite what his public proclamations might be. Someone has something on him, big enough that Obama wants him under the bus, otherwise he would not be going anywhere. No matter what it is, Holder can be guaranteed a Presidential pardon from Bath House Barry, or from Hillary Clinton, if we are faced with that particular catastrophe. Holder is an enemy of freedom, and of the Constitution. He is without honor, without any redeeming value whatsoever.
Whomever replaces him should face extreme scrutiny in the confirmation process. One hopes those who love freedom have the courage to apply that scrutiny.