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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Follow the Constitution....when it's convenient.

On Friday U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon ordered the government to open the spigot of fraud, waste and abuse and begin funneling money back to ACORN. In what can only be considered "irony", one sticking point centers around the "contracts" awarded to ACORN by the Federal government and the "legality" of not following those contracts until they are broken or modified by a proper court of law and a guilty verdict..........(I know. A lot of quotes there....I do that when I am indicating "What a COMPLETE joke this is.")
ACORN's lawsuit was filed in federal court in Brooklyn and sought reinstatement of the funds. Quigley said millions of dollars in funds should begin to flow again to ACORN next week. The judge said the "public will not suffer harm by allowing the plaintiffs to continue work on contracts duly awarded by federal agencies."
So apparently the way this works is if you are a creditor to company the government wants to control (banks, car companies) and they decide not to pay you then contracts, legality, and the Constitution have no place in negotiation. After all, it's in the public best interest. But, if you are one of this Administrations favorite groups-it's all law, all the time. Well, unless you're the actual group, then there is no need for legality. Take our tax dollars, please, use them however you want. Embezzlement? Great! Underage prostitution? Fabulous! Courses on tax evasion? Wonderful! As long as the White House loves you, the Constitution applies and your nay-sayers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.