Category Archives: Abuse of Power

Time for Grand Jury Reform

They lost their minds in Austin. They indicted Governor Perry for exercising his legal and constitutional authority in an open and transparent fashion. They claimed he abused his power. Now that is not a criminal issue, that is a political issue taken care of by legislative overrides, court injunctions, elections, or in extreme cases impeachment. When you start to criminalize the political system, you become either third world or Italy. The people who did this need to be indicted for a misuse of the criminal justice system and false charges, better yet Perry should call a special session and the prosecutor should be put on impeachment charges. Perry had no personal benefit and was acting in what he believed was the public interest of not having a drunk who allegedly resisted arrest as head of a prosecutorial unit. I personally think arrest is not a conviction and people should have their Read more

Mr. President, You Have Done Enough Already on Immigration

The President made a bold move last year to act alone on immigration. He decided to announce that Dream Act eligible children would not be deported. The result has been an epic humanitarian crisis at our borders usually brought about by war or natural disaster. The only disaster is that Hurricane Barry who is blowing through laws and procedures and leaving an epic mess in his wake. Tens of thousands of children flood our borders with no adults. Our border towns are facing a meltdown of services and the administration keeps losing children before they come up for hearings. In response, it has created refugee camps. So instead of announcing a reversal of the action, which thank GOD did not pass into law; he demands Congress pass legislation that many think will create other problems. Instead of working with Congress, he poisons the well, costs members willing to work with him their seats Read more

Hobby Lobby Ruling a Boost for Liberty

The High Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act can't make people who own Corporations choose between their business and their beliefs. Freedom is still alive, even by one vote. The Supreme Court recognized the diversity of this country. Forcing people to pay for what they sincerely believe is the termination of innocent human life is incompatible with the heritage of diversity. Even when we had a draft, we exempted people from combat that was even when national survival was at stake. This ruling preserves people's right to choose on both sides. You have right to Ella and Plan B, but I have a right not to pay for it. America has always respected the right of people to practice their faith in their business, churches, family, and government. The Constitution bans religious tests. It prohibits laws that inhibit the free exercise of religion. It forbids setting up a state sponsored Read more

The Loyal Opposition Looks at HB 105

Making voting easier is a laudable goal. Keeping the integrity of the process is an essential one. One does not need to be done at the expense of the other. Delaware House Bill 105 makes voting easier at the expense of faith in the process. Motor Voter has made registration close to universal. I think that is very positive. The people who are not currently registered either moved and have not finalized paperwork or affirmatively opted out of the system. Some are drug addicts, some are frustrated, some don't care, some are felons. People have many reasons for opting out. I think it should be easy for them to opt back in. I believe 10 days before an election is appropriate and changes of addresses should be able to be made with proof such as a picture ID and utility bill or other proof of residence on election day with their old district being called that they have changed. I have a problem Read more

The IRS Digs in its Heels [will take “YEARS” to disclose all the IRS scandal documents] Guest post

By Jonathon Moseley   It could take years for Congressional committees to get all the documents demanded about the IRS scandal under mandatory subpoenas, IRS’ new Commissioner John Koskinen testified. The new IRS Commissioner displayed the slippery style of a snake-oil salesman while testifying March 26 before Congressman Darrell Issa’s Committee on Oversight and Government.  Koskinen’s excuses were especially surprising because similar demands for documents are imposed upon private companies all the time by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.  Your author has worked as a lawyer on teams responding to such massive governmental document requests.  Any time there is a merger that raises questions or controversy, a “Second Request” is issued demanding often millions of pages of emails and documents to be delivered to the U.S. Government.  Read more

Guest Post: Targeting the IRS

Canada Free Press By Jonathon Moseley http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/02/targeting_the_irs.html (originally published at AmericanThinker.com) What should conservatives do next about the Orwellian intimidation of political opponents using the IRS? Here is a partial action plan. Lawyers for targeted tea party groups are hurling marshmallows at one of the most shocking abuses of power in our nation's entire history. Conservative groups and their lawyers are only stating the obvious in bland, vanilla talking points. What we are missing with many Obama scandals is a Larry Klayman, the former head of Judicial Watch. How is it that other lawyers have learned nothing from Klayman's example of prying stunning revelation after revelation out of the Clinton Administration? They only have to copy Klayman's game plan. Klayman was so powerful that "The West Wing" series created a character Read more

Wilmington’s Stop, Frisk and Imprison Law Unconstitutional?

A federal civil rights lawsuit filed Friday claims the City of Wilmington's policy of stopping people on city streets, frisking them and imprisoning them without probable cause is unconstitutional. To imprison someone without probable cause or arrest is a violation of false imprisonment and kidnapping laws. Although city officials are calling for stronger measures to enforce the laws in Wilmington, is this policy constitutional or legal? Is stopping people on city streets without probable cause and imprisoning them for a two-hour "investigatory period." even in the realm of legality? According to the NewsJournal, Kathleen MacRae, executive director of the Delaware American Civil Liberties Union said Friday that if Wilmington has engaged in that practice without probable cause to arrest the suspect, it is unconstitutional. "If this is a regular practice of the Wilmington Police Department, Read more

The Declaration of Independence Is Not a Declaration of Socialism or Power

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/print_friendly.html?page=declaration_transcript_content.html&title=NARA%20|%20The%20Declaration%20of%20Independence%3A%20A%20Transcription Because of the intense discussion on the meaning and importance of The American Declaration of Independence, I've dedicated a post directly to its discussion. I have given a link for the Declaration of Independence in its entirety because it is too long to print here but have included the part that has generated the most discussion. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle Read more

The Police Shooting of Michael Rogers, An Interview With His Mother

This is a follow-up of this earlier post. http://www.delawarepolitics.net/the-police-sta…-longer-theory/, Cross-posted on Redstate.com http://www.redstate.com/delawarewindjammer/2013/08/26/the-police-shooting-of-michael-rogers-an-interview-with-his-mother/ Before I start, Mrs Rogers stated that she has nothing against the state police; Her father, George Tidwell was Captain of DSP Troop 4 in Georgetown in the 1950's When I arrived at the house of Michael Rogers, a rural Georgetown address on Deep Branch Rd, I thought what a nice quiet country setting, nothing could destroy this peaceful setting. I was wrong! On August 1st, a 53 year-old Master Mason, (brick) Michael Rogers was sleeping at his home around 10pm when a knock came at the door. His mother Lorraine 87, opened the door to Delaware State Police Officer, Matthew Morgan, a three year veteran of the force. He requested Read more

The ‘Police State’ Of Delaware Is No Longer Theory

Cross-posted on redstate.com http://www.redstate.com/delawarewindjammer/2013/08/08/the-police-state-of-delaware-is-no-longer-theory/ Michael Rogers and DSP Officer Mathew Morgan had a meeting on August 1st that did not bode well for Mr. Rogers. Mr. Rogers a 53 year-old man was at his home at 22507 Deep Branch Rd. just five miles east of Georgetown on a quiet country road in Sussex county, when a knock came at the door that would change his life. Mathew Morgan, a young Delaware State Police veteran of three years came to the house that Rogers was sharing with his elderly mother, to investigate an alleged hit-and-run incident on a parked car in Millsboro. The events that occurred during that home investigation defy explanation. Apparently the officer questioned Mr. Rogers about a hit and run incident on the parked car, and Mr. Roger denied the allegations and asked the officer to Read more