For years now there have been comments to these posts about why I question this politician or that organization. I have been told that my questions don’t deserve answers, and queried why there should be a response. But I believe that Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, answers all of that in one fell swoop.
For weeks now, Holder has been questioned about the White House opposition of the Arizona immigration law. There have been questions of it’s constitutionality, if it is racially profiling, if it is legal. There have been question of all sorts, just like the following:
This is after a federal review was started by the Justice Department, as stated by Attorney General Eric Holder on April 28th – 15 days ago. It was a public statement that CNN, on Youtube, does not allow embedding on, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VNTokytL8s, but was captured. That’s 15 days to investigate this law that the Obama Administration is strongly opposed to and threatening to go to court over. 15 days of interviews where Attorney General Eric Holder has stated he believes the Arizona immigration law is wrong, and potentially racial profiling. 15 days of members of the press asking question after question.
Which leads us to the comments of Eric Holder today. Infront of Congress and the nation, Attorney General Eric Holder, was finally asked a question that no one else was willing to ask.
Eric Holder has spent 15 days denouncing a law he has never read. He has not even been briefed on what the 10 page law states. In effect, Attorney General Eric Holder is no better informed than a drunk student spouting MALDEF talking points.
Thus the question is, how can American citizens have confidence in the Obama Administration and the Government if they are unwilling to read the law? How can we be sure we are being represented properly if the Government and our elected officials cannot or will not answer the question ‘Have you read the Bill/Law’ with the simple and truthful answer YES.
How much confidence can we have in the major media if they do not ask, or are avoided so as to not give the option to ask, this simple question? How much confidence can we have in elected officials that refuse to answer the questions of constituents, like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Chuck Schumer, Representative Maurice Hinchey, when they refuse to answer that same question the media will not ask?
Why ask questions? Why demand answers?
Because elected officials, and those appointed to office do not get to decide what is a good law and what is bad based on their personal opinions and political affiliations. Elected officials answer to the public, and are supposed to be guided by the voices of their consitituents. But if no one asks the question, if no one raises their voice, then we get laws passed without being read and broad denouncements like the one Eric Holder has been doing for 15 days, without knowledge.
A government that acts without information, without the people that compose it, is dangerous. There may be no better example than what Eric Holder has provided.