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Why Does Cynthia Tucker Have Such a Big Problem With the Rule of Law?
When John Ashcroft was first nominated to be the attorney general, we heard howls of anguish from the leftists. They were afraid that Ashcroft would put his personal political and moral philosophy first and would work to circumvent the law in certain areas – abortion, for instance.
Now, in true form, the leftists are upset with Ashcroft. Not because he is circumventing the law, but because he refuses to do so.
Did you folks happen to read Cynthia Tucker's column in December 9th's Atlanta Constitution? Tucker, as you may well know, is absolutely terrified at the thought of private citizens using firearms to protect their families, themselves, and their property. She has a long and rich history of writing factually incorrect columns decrying private gun ownership. Her anti-gun psychosis is blatant and well-documented.
In yesterday's column Tucker calls for John Ashcroft to be fired. More particularly, she calls for Ashcroft to be fired for refusing to break the law! She wants the attorney general of the United States to be fired for refusing to break a law that he is sworn to uphold!
At the beginning of her column Tucker says that "… the attorney general – best friend to gun fanatics – refuses to allow the FBI to use a law-database to investigate whether suspected terrorists have purchased or tried to purchase firearms."
What the attorney general refuses to do here is to allow the FBI to break the law. It's a fact that the law simply does not allow the FBI, or any other government agency, to use purchase records to determine who did and who did not buy a firearm.
Legislators were concerned, rightfully, that allowing the records to be used in this manner would enable eventual confiscation when the leftists get the absolute control of the power of government they so earnestly covet.
Tucker wasn't through. She had to display her ignorance (or psychosis) yet again. Later in the column she writes that Ashcroft has "… decided that gun-purchase records may not be used to check whether foreigners have tried to buy firearms; they have a right to privacy that must be protected."
Again, John Ashcroft did not "decide" that gun-purchase records may not be used to see who did and who did not try to buy a firearm. It's a matter of LAW. The LAW states that these records cannot be used in this manner.
Interesting, isn't it? An editorial page editor for a "major" newspaper demanding that the attorney general be fired … for upholding the law.
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