Friday, January 30, 2015
Puff Piece on AG Nominee Lacks Substance
Puff Piece on AG Nominee Lacks Substance
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
January 29, 2015
A terribly written article by Kevin Johnson of USA Today for The Indianapolis Star about the Senate confirmation hearing of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch lacked substance and any relevant information regarding the type of attorney general Lynch will be.
If confirmed, Lynch will replace the often contentious Eric Holder, known to flout the law on more than one occasion. In Johnson’s puff piece he quoted Lynch as saying “If confirmed as attorney general I will be myself,” in response to Texas GOP Senator John Cornyn’s question, “You’re not Eric Holder, are you?”
In fact that was the crux of Johnson’s article, “AG nominee Lynch assures Senate she’s not Holder.”
What Johnson failed to report is how Lynch said prior to Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that she admires Holder, considers him a role model, and would continue his work as the next attorney general as nominated by Barack Obama.
What Johnson also failed to report, and should have been the subject of the headline, is Lynch’s support of illegal aliens being allowed to work legally in the United States. In an answer to a question asked by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Lynch said “Senator, I believe the right and the obligation to work is one that is shared by everyone in this country, regardless of how they came here. Certainly, if someone is here—regardless of status—I would prefer that they be participating in the workplace than not participating in the workplace.”
For the presumptive top law enforcer in the nation, the support of miscreants further breaking the law should instantly disqualify Lynch from the position of attorney general. Lynch further stated that she does not interpret Obama’s executive order regarding the protection of upwards of five million illegals as amnesty. “I did not read it as providing a legal amnesty,” said Lynch. Yet none of this important information found its way into Johnson’s “news” article.
Those people who cross the border illegally have broken the law. They should not be entitled to work in the United States, free medical/health care, welfare, food stamps, schooling for their children, a driver’s license, or any other benefit afforded citizens and legal residents of this country. Lynch supports illegals having gainful employment – which is also illegal. What part of illegal does Lynch not understand?
“From a legal standpoint, she’s wrong,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
Already testifying to the support of law breaking by an Obama administration nominee is a bad harbinger, but anyone reading USA Today would be unaware of that thanks to Johnson’s irresponsible writing. After all, this is an administration that has violated the law and the United States Constitution to the point where the Supreme Court has voted nine to nothing against Obama on issues. This includes Obama’s two High Court appointees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
And if the issue of illegals working in the United States is not enough to render Lynch unacceptable as the next attorney general, she also opposes voter ID laws, calling them suppressive. Next after securing the borders, should be the protection of the vote in this country. With all of the activities in the nation requiring identification, such as buying alcohol, an airplane ticket, real estate, a home, writing and cashing a check, opening a bank account, using a credit card, checking in to a hotel, securing a passport, purchasing a firearm, registering for college, getting married, among others, none of which are suppressive or racist. If it is not racist or suppressive to ask for ID at the bank, it certainly isn’t when showing up at the polling place to cast one’s ballot on Election Day. Voter ID laws protect the sanctity of the vote as cast by legal citizens of the United States. Illegal aliens who corrupt elections by diluting the legal votes render the process impotent.
Contact USA Today and politely demand their reporters present the real story. Call their headquarters at 703-854-3400.
Also call your United States senators and politely tell them why they should vote to reject Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General. Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or visit www.senate.gov to retrieve the phone numbers and e-mail addresses to contact your senators.
Remind the senators that Lynch’s support of illegal aliens working in the United States is also a national security risk. By keeping porous the borders of the United States, not only are illegal aliens invading this country, but terrorists have easy access as well. The floodgates are already open; Lynch is simply laying down the welcome mat for disaster.
Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.