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May 27, 2013
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Cut DOJ unrelated or overgrown functions.

Vic Biorseth, Monday, May 27, 2013

Why does DOJ exist? Is there a good Constitutional reason for the establishment and maintenance of a US Department of Justice? The short answer is yes, because "justice" is a function of executing the law, and the President is the Executive who executes the law.

Congress Legislates; the President Executes; the Judiciary Adjudicates.

From the Constitution, Article II Section 3:

... he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, ...

The Attorney General, who serves at the discretion of and the President, and the Department of Justice organized under him, is supposed to fulfill that Constitutional requirement. The Attorney General is appointed by the President and approved by the Senate.

So today, when we see in Attorney General Eric Holder all the attributes common to blatant racism, partisan political favoritism, Marxist anti-Constitutionalism and common criminality, we are coldly reminded of the axiom that Elections Have Consequences. We elected this President, and we elected this Senate. This President nominated him, and this Senate approved him.

Holder is a monster of our own making. Elections have consequences.

No one should therefore be surprised at Eric Holder's glaringly obvious "selective" enforcement of the law, nor of his purposeful direct violations of the American Constitutional civil rights laid down in the Bill of Rights. This is precisely what the Founders feared: the rise of government tyranny and the decline of the rule of law. Our current Attorney General is just another cold-blooded, highly obedient political "enforcement" tool of a would-be tyrant.

But malignant bureaucratic growth was going on in DOJ, just as in every Bureaucracy, long before we elected this President and this Senate. It is the nature of bureaucracy to grow itself and expand its scope. Give a petty bureaucrat a little authority, and he will spend a whole career expanding that authority, growing a sub-bureaucracy under him, and convincing the world of his own vital importance.

Here is the org chart of the DOJ as it appears today. (It will be larger tomorrow.)

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