A reasonable person would probably say that involvement in acts that resulted in murder constitutes a high crime. It would certainly become one if the perpetrators went on to lie and cover up their involvement in that act. It has become quite clear that Attorney General Eric Holder, perhaps Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and highly likely, their boss, Usurper Barack Hussein Obama-Soetoro, were involved in just such a crime and cover-up with Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious.
Even at the current level of cursory investigation – a congressional committee, rather than a special prosecutor – there appears to be undisputed evidence that this was a politically motivated plan designed to create the false impression that massive gun trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico was taking place, so Democrats could demand and impose draconian new gun control laws. They allowed thousands of guns to be illegally transported across our open border into Mexico by known members of Mexican drug cartels. Some of these weapons were used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, ICE Agent Jaime Zapata, and wound ICE Agent Victor Avila. In addition, the weapons were used to murder dozens of Mexican citizens.
At the very least, the actions of the people who proposed, approved, funded, and carried out Project Gunrunner and Fast and Furious resulted in criminally negligent manslaughter:
Involuntary Manslaughter. Involuntary manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another human being without intent. The absence of the intent element is the essential difference between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. Also in most states, involuntary manslaughter does not result from a heat of passion but from an improper use of reasonable care or skill while in the commission of a lawful act or while in the commission of an unlawful act not amounting to a felony…
Generally there are two types of involuntary manslaughter: (1) criminal-negligence manslaughter; and (2) unlawful-act manslaughter. The first occurs when death results from a high degree of Negligence or recklessness, and the second occurs when death is caused by one who commits or attempts to commit an unlawful act, usually a misdemeanor…
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Criminally Negligent Manslaughter. A homicide resulting from the taking of an unreasonable and high degree of risk is usually considered criminally negligent manslaughter. There are numerous cases in which an omission to act or a failure to perform a duty constitutes criminally negligent manslaughter. The existence of a duty is essential…When the failure to act is reckless or negligent, and not intentional, it is usually manslaughter. If the omission is intentional and death is likely or substantially likely to result, the offense might be murder.
One need not be a criminal lawyer (interesting job title, that) to see that this definitely fits what is known about how Gunrunner and Fast and Furious were run. So, where are the calls for bringing the miscreants to justice? Where are the congressmen and senators, the judges and governors, the mayors, sheriffs, and county commissioners demanding that the rule of law prevail? The silence tells you all you need to know about the depth of corruption and the disdain for moral, Constitutional government that exists at nearly every level of public officialdom throughout America today.
That Obama-Soetoro has been protected from the constitutional requirement to provide documentation — much less unforged, independently verified documentation — that he is indeed a natural-born citizen, and that he has not broken laws regarding identity theft, is more evidence of the endemic corruption that threatens America. According to these hacks, no one has standing to challenge Obama-Soetoro in court. No one. Period. That sounds more like Cuba or North Korea than constitutional America.
Moreover, it has just been revealed that, in an apparent attempt to legitimize Obama-Soetoro as a presidential candidate in 2008, a major online source of legal data has been caught editing a precedent-setting Supreme Court ruling, Minor v. Happersett, 1875, that defined natural born citizen as a person born in this country, and having both parents American citizens — which Obama, Sr., obviously did not.
As the Democrats and complicit Establishment Republicans turn America into a cesspool of financial and political corruption, where legality and ethics are meaningless words, it becomes evident to even the houseplants in the crowd that something must be done.
Regardless of whether Obama-Soetoro is legally the president, or whether the Senate will try to convict him, the House of Representatives must impeach him to show the American people that the rule of law is not dead.
In addition, they need to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate, indict, and convict those who have so clearly committed high crimes and misdemeanors. Anything less is unconscionable.
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