(Col Sellin: Winning Elections Requires Throwing the Constitution Under the Bus) Family Security Matters
In a video recently posted on the internet, Congressman Paul Gosar(R-AZ) states that fifty percent of the American people do not believe in the Constitution and individual rights and if you principally fight to defend the Constitution, you will lose.
Rep. Gosar has seemingly forgotten that he takes an oath to “support and defend” the Constitution. Apparently he thinks that adhering to the Constitution is an impediment to winning elections. He seems to be promoting the proposition that obtaining power is more important than upholding the rule of law.
The opinions expressed by Rep. Gosar are not unique, but represent the prevailing attitude in Congress. The Constitution limits the powers of the federal government and federal office-holders who want unlimited power.
Ariz. congressmen: Administration has declared war against Arizona
Calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s rescission of 287(g) Task Force agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies “the Administration’s declaration of war against Arizona,” three Arizona congressmen are calling on ICE Director John Morton to reconsider the decision.
Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu will reportedly appear Monday evening in Tucson at a public meeting to discuss Operation Fast and Furious, the botched Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gun trafficking scheme that has been linked to some 200 slayings in Mexico and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
The gathering, at Canyon Del Oro High School, runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Landis Aden with the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association, tipped this column about the gathering, but it is not an ASRPA function.
This announcement comes one day after former Phoenix ATF Special Agent in Charge (SAC) William Newell sent a 12-page “supplemental statement” to Congressman Darrell Issa’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that follows up on Newell’s poor performance before the committee in July. This column discussed Newell’s testimony, which so angered Issa that he referred to the now-replaced SAC as a “paid non-answerer.” Even ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings told Newell at the time, “Your testimony has been very frustrating to both sides.” This column discussed that conversation. Fox News also reported about the Newell “supplement” here.
Newell’s “supplemental statement” starts off looking for a little sympathy:
“It was not my intention to give answers that lacked the clarity everyone on the panel deserved from a federal law enforcement agent in my position. It is not an excuse but a reality that the pressure I have been under over the last several months has been nothing like I have ever experienced; this inquiry and the way it has been handled has take a physical toll on my family, me and the dedicated men and women who continue to pursue the goals of this investigation.”—William Newell
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com …