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“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”     Robert H. Jackson

April 26, 2009

The White House owes us some answers

by Stephen Gordon

“The Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears.”President Barack Obama

Along with other plaintiffs, talk radio host Michael Savage has sued Homeland Security Secretary Janet Reno and Attorney General Eric Holder for their roles in this issue.  While I don’t agree with the social agenda of the group bringing about the suit, at least they are attacking the issue on constitutional grounds.

Several questions occurred to me before I clicked the “send” button on the now infamous DHS report on right-wing extremism:

  • Did Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder or Barack Obama know about the report in advance?
  • Who was the highest level person to know of the report? Who authorized it to be released?
  • Why was the report issued (and released) when it was?  Did the timing have anything to do with Tea Parties planned across the country?

Hopefully, we’ll learn a lot more during the discovery phase of this suit.  Since President Obama repeatedly mentioned government transparency on the campaign trail, I’m sure the White House will be releasing these details to the general public over the next day or two.

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3 Comments

  1. What ever the “White House” released info you can be sure it will be slanted to favor Mr.O and his merry gang of liars and tax cheats !!!!

    Comment by Nick Marino — April 28, 2009 @ 5:07 am
  2. I notice your mention of Michael Savage.
    Unfortunately for America this fat intellectual pedophile is allowed to spill his hate upon us.

    Comment by Jim Huffman — April 29, 2009 @ 7:32 am
  3. Jim, what do you mean by “intellectual pedophile”?

    Granted, it is a great insult, but to what do you refer when you use that term?

    Comment by Merf — April 29, 2009 @ 12:57 pm

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