On December 03, 2015, one day after Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a Muslim married couple of Pakistani birth, slaughtered 14 and injured another 21 people at a San Bernardino Department of Public Health training event and Christmas party, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke at the White House Convening on Incarceration and Poverty.
After offering the mandatory condolences to the victims and support to the law enforcement officials conducting the investigation, Lynch said: “Let me simply say that whatever the results of this investigation, we don’t know a lot right now, but one thing is clear: that violence like this has no place in this country and in this nation. (Applause)
“This is not what we stand for, this is not what we do, this is not what we work for, it is not what we live for – it is antithetical to our values. Now I don’t have any operational updates for you at this time, those will come later from local authorities who are on the scene. But I do want to express my deepest condolences and ask that you join me in standing with our colleagues, friends and partners in San Bernardino suffering with this and add all of our thoughts and prayers to them at this time.
“Now of course, today’s announcement is of a matter really of equal seriousness, but of long-standing concern. I’m really pleased to be able to be here today. I’m actually thrilled that this event is being held here today, now, at this time. We’re at a point where these issues have come together really like never before in law enforcement thought and in our nation’s history. And it gives us a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change. You all are such a distinguished group of advocates, of lawmakers, judges, experts – and we’re all here to talk about today how we can ensure that our legal system serves every American faithfully, fairly, regardless of their economic systems.” – Unquote Attorney General Loretta Lynch
“A ‘wonderful moment’ to change immigration policies that allow terrorists to come into America and commit unspeakable acts of mass murder on the people you are sworn to protect Loretta? No, obviously not, as her speech did not even contain the words terrorism, terrorist, or immigration. Instead the subject of her speech was the purpose for the meeting in the first place, the completion of her six-city ‘Community Policing Tour’ which is part of former Attorney General’s Eric Holder’s ‘Smart on Crime’ Initiative.”
On the surface, who could be opposed to the ‘Smart on Crime’ Initiative? According to Lynch, it will “make our criminal justice system more efficient, more effective and fairer. Today, we are seeing Congressmen and women from both sides of the aisle, lawmakers from both sides, in bipartisan support for legislation that would reduce the mandatory minimum sentences for some nonviolent drug crimes.” But as is usual with political leaders of today, she left out more than what she said because being more ‘fair and effective’ are not the only things the Smart on Crime initiative entails.
Buried outside of the picture she paints of ‘fair and effective’ is a truly Hobbesian Leviathan police state that Lynch exposed a small part of on December 04, 2015 when she announced that the DOJ is going to take aggressive action against people whose anti-Muslim rhetoric ‘edges towards violence’ and told the Muslim community that “we stand with you in this.”
So, instead of pledging to stop more attacks against innocent Americans by radicalized terrorists, she announced she was going to prosecute free speech aimed against Muslims in violation of our laws and our First Amendment.
She threatened those people who might express ‘violent talk’ against Muslims with prosecution under FEDERAL LAW.
The First Amendment is meant to protect speech we don’t like, even what some might consider ‘hate speech.’
Just who will be defining what this ‘hate’ speech is, what the constraints will be and exactly when did ‘hate’ speech become a Federal crime? This is an extremely dangerous declaration by the country’s chief law enforcement agent whose stated allegiance is clearly not to the U.S. Constitution or to the American people, but rather to the man she works for, whose tenure should be expiring in approximately 13 months.
Unfortunately, this ‘wonderful opportunity’ is just the latest one the Federal Government has used or created in its relentless push to supersede local, county and state laws with Federal Laws, training and standards. Since December, 1981, when Ronald Reagan signed the Military Cooperation with Law Enforcement Act, which allowed and encouraged the military to give local, state, and federal police access to military bases, research, equipment and training, every administration has worked tirelessly to gut the Posse Comitatus Act, a law written more than 130 years ago which explicitly forbids the use of military troops in domestic policing.
Using the war on terror and drugs as ‘opportunity enhancers,’ the Federal Government has worked with the main stream media to vilify, criticize, harass and even arrest those that oppose the move towards a national police force. The ghosts of Marx, Lenin, Gramsci, Goebbels, and Alinsky must be rejoicing as the Federal Government is corrupting the American law enforcement system, one wonderful opportunity at a time.
FYI: Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s complete speech actual transcript appears in its entirety in our last issue of Gem State Patriot.