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Douche of the Week/Month/Year?
The Supreme Court.
The Department of Justice.
Good fucking grief, is there any branch of the federal government that doesn’t suck major donkey balls?
Last week, the United States House voted to hold Eric Holder, the Attorney General of our country (supreme commander of law enforcement, basically) in contempt for is stonewalling during the hearings regarding Operation: Fast & Furious.
Do you know what it means when Congress holds someone in contempt?
Neither does anyone else.
Point of fact, nobody is really sure if anything will happen to Eric Holder, despite the bloodshed resulting from the debacle that was an operation intended to funnel weapons to drug cartels.
Yes, you read that correctly. The head honcho of law enforcement will see very little – if any – punishment for overseeing an operation that would have led to you or I being shut inside a federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison for a very, very long time.
So that must mean the Department of Justice will police itself and take care of their own trash, right?
Don’t kid yourself. They’ve been frantically firing and demoting the guys who blew the whistle on this operation while blatantly stating that they won’t punish Holder. And who’s going make them? It’s like a game of chicken on the playground between a couple of kids sticking their tongues out at each other.
And yet, that wasn’t even the worst news last week.
Because then there’s the Supreme Court.
They are the ones entrusted with the interpretation of our Nation’s most sacred laws – laws which, if you’ll remember, were intended to be the foundation of our country so that no one would be above it. Rule by law, not by decree, so they say.
But last Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld an idea that we as individuals can be forced to pay for a commodity, simply because some think that it’s better for our country. This notion was ruled Constitutional based on the premise that, if it is a “tax,” then it is completely legal.
Stop and consider that for a moment.
If “the government” (i.e. the ruling body that was elected by the people) can enforce the purchase of a product for the betterment of society simply based on it being a tax, where does that logic stop?
Personally, I think this would be a better country if everyone had an AT-4 and a few M203s with HE rounds in their house. I mean, sure, things would get pretty chaotic for a while, what with all the explosions, mayhem, and, well…death. But I bet after a few solid months of that, the general population would straighten right up and be quite polite and downright cordial with each other.
So it seems rational to me for a tax to be enacted for the upgrading of weapons for each individual – you know, for the betterment of society.
I also know that, when partaking of Irish whiskey, I am a downright funny human being to be around. Seriously, I’m hilarious. Just ask me. So wouldn’t life for me and all those around me be better if the government supplied me with a constant stock of Jameson’s?
I’m sure all of you can think of things you need – weapons, drugs, cars, boats, planes, supermodels, etc. – so write your Congressmen and see what they can do for you.
In all seriousness, who do these people work for? The intent of our law is that they work for you and me. Somehow, somewhere, that has been lost. But the saddest part of this reality is that it was lost a long time ago and it was given up by the general populace. A significant portion of our country wants to be coddled – wants to have things taken care of by their supreme leaders. They don’t want responsibility – they want security.
Unfortunately, as every reader of this site understands, security comes at a cost. And generally speaking, that cost is freedom.
If you are a reader of the Rhino Den, chances are pretty strong that you are someone who understands how to take care of yourself. You also probably understand that shit doesn’t just “happen” without a cause and that, if something crappy happened, it had a force behind it.
The reverse of this is also true and something known to nearly every veteran out there – if you want something good to happen, you have to work for it. Those who think that the government exists to hand things to people who don’t put in that effort are the real douchebags. The ones who believe it is the responsibility of elected officials to tell us what we need exemplify douchetastic behavior of the highest order.
So the real question is: Are the real douches of the week the Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice, or are they the people who let them have so much power?