Remember, its the agenda that matters. Not the processes. The Constitution, the separation of powers, the rule of law – those are quaint constructs irrelevant to the modern march toward Social Justice.
Following the Justice Department’s report charging the Ferguson police department with racial bias and abusive practices, President Obama Friday interjected himself into the case, strong-arming the city with the power of his office.
Instead of the letting the system run its course – and making Ferguson comfortable with invoking its right to dispute the allegations in the report – Obama, who spoke to a historically black college in South Carolina, suggested the proof was already self-evident in the pudding and Ferguson best cave to the Feds.
He even acknowledged he should keep his nose out of it, and then went ahead and put his nose right in it:
The steps that now are to be taken is that the Justice Department has presented this evidence to the city of Ferguson, and the city of Ferguson has a choice to make. They’re basically going to have to decide, do they dispute the findings of the Justice Department — and I shouldn’t comment on that aspect of it, although I will say what’s striking about the report is a lot of this was just using emails from the officials themselves. So it wasn’t like folks were just making it up.
But the city of Ferguson will now have to make a decision: Are they going to enter into some sort of agreement with the Justice Department to fix what is clearly a broken and racially biased system? Or if they don’t, then the Justice Department has the capacity to sue the city for violations for the rights of the people of Ferguson. (Applause.)
Get it? Agree to your guilt, which is obvious, or face the wrath of the federal government in a racially charged court case.
This has nothing to do with the extent to which the report on Ferguson is accurate. This has to do with due process, which the city of Ferguson is being told it should forgo – by the president of the United States.
I’ll give Obama some credit for making supportive remarks for many police officers who put their lives on the line. He’s not waging an anti-police jihad:
I don’t think that what happens in Ferguson is typical. I think the overwhelming majority of law enforcement officers here in South Carolina and anyplace else — young man, sit down, I’m in the middle of talking. All right, thank you. The overwhelming number of law enforcement officers have a really hard, dangerous job, and they do it well and they do it fairly, and they do it heroically. (Applause.) And I strongly believe that.
And the overwhelming majority of police departments across the country are really thinking hard about how do we make sure that we are protecting and serving everybody equally. And we need to honor those folks, and we need to respect them, and not just assume that they’ve got ill will or they’re doing a bad job.
But the lack of understanding that his role as president is not to be the community-activist-in-chief, but that it is, rather, to serve protector of the Constitution and defender the concept of equal treatment under the law and the notion that YOU DON’T RAILROAD PEOPLE TOWARD PRE-ORDAINED CONVICTIONS.
Isn’t that, really what his trip to Selma today is about? Wasn’t such treatment part of what blacks were desperately seeking in the 1960s. How deeply ironic that Obama would support arbitrary government rule on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.