It may not matter much, Glenn Beck suggested on his TV show. That’s because ACORN documents found in a dumpster suggest ACORN is considering changing both its name and its legal structure in order to avoid prosecution for its crimes.
Nonetheless, Holder’s Justice Department released a legal opinion last week that allows the Obama administration to ignore the will of Congress which has voted overwhelmingly to suspend federal funding of ACORN until at least Dec. 18. He’s also ignored the 88-page report on ACORN’s systemic corruption and flagrant racketeering activities that was issued this summer by Republican investigators on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Apparently, public outrage at the continuing antics of the corrupt radical advocacy group that used to employ President Obama and White House political director Patrick Gaspard counts for nothing. But Americans really shouldn’t be surprised that Attorney General Holder is bending over backwards to help his radical friends at ACORN. Holder, whom I’ve long argued is unfit to serve as the federal government’s chief law enforcement officer, supports ACORN’s goals.ACORN wants to use the power of government to bring about a radical transformation of American society. So does Holder. He is unapologetic about his desire to force Big Government down the throats of Americans. Holder rarely misses an opportunity to advocate expanding the size and scope of the federal government. He told a 2004 gathering of the left-wing American Constitution Society, “Government has been the primary force for positive social change in our country’s history. It can be again.”
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