Abuses And Usurpations

From the Declaration of Independence, with emphasis added :

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.

From the Journal – again, with emphasis added:

Copies of two subpoenas we’ve seen demand “all memoranda, email . . . correspondence, and communications” both internally and between the subpoena target and some 29 conservative groups, including Wisconsin and national nonprofits, political vendors and party committees. The groups include the League of American Voters, Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Americans for Prosperity‚ÄĒWisconsin, American Crossroads, the Republican Governors Association, Friends of Scott Walker and the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

One subpoena also demands “all records of income received, including fundraising information and the identity of persons contributing to the corporation.” In other words, tell us who your donors are.

Oh, yeah – and since the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel may be one newspaper that might occasionally take its lips off of the Democrat party’s boy parts long enough to worry about that whole “holding government accountable” thing…:

The investigation is taking place under Wisconsin’s John Doe law, which bars a subpoena’s targets from disclosing its contents to anyone but his attorneys. John Doe probes work much like a grand jury, allowing prosecutors to issue subpoenas and conduct searches, while the gag orders leave the targets facing the resources of the state with no way to publicly defend themselves.

And hey, just in time for campaign season!

I’ve always tried to stay hopeful for the future of this country. ¬†But it gets harder and harder every day.

5 thoughts on “Abuses And Usurpations

  1. Look at it this way, until Republicans came to political power in the South, Democrats used lynch mobs, fire hoses and police dogs on ‘uppity’ citizens. Some might dare call subpoenas ‘progress’.

  2. They get away with this because the only consequence is angry posts on right-wing blogs. The only way to get the attention of these Nazi’s is to show up angry in person, en mass.

  3. That article you quote is from the WSJ. The Milwaukee Jenitel has never removed its lips from the Democrat Party’s boy parts.

  4. Fut – I misworded it, apparently. The article IS from the WSJ.

    During the recall, the MJS did some reporting that seemed a little less biased than I’d expected. It takes so little to get my attention.

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