Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cornyn abets Federal Law Enforcement Power Grab....

Therefore the Lord said:

“Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths
And honor Me with their lips,
But have removed their hearts far from Me,
And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men,
Isaiah 29:13

No, no, no, no, no, no, no:
Days after five police officers were killed by a sniper in downtown Dallas, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced legislation Wednesday that would make killing a police officer a federal crime.
Someone who killed or conspired or attempted to kill a public safety officer, a federally funded law enforcement officer or a federal judge would be eligible for the death penalty as well as a mandatory minimum 30-year-sentence for murder and 10 years for attempted murder, according to Cornyn's office. The bill also would create additional federal crimes for fleeing a state to avoid prosecution for such offenses or for assaulting an officer.
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, are cosponsors of the bill.
So John Cornyn wants to further entangle the Feds and local law enforcement?!? [Sidenote: WTF, Ted Cruz?!?]

Come on...what could possibly go wrong?!?

At a minimum, Cornyn's proposal would seem to violate that Tenth Amendment over which Texas Republicans love to prattle....

We cannot fathom what Cornyn (Sidenote: And Cruz) is thinking.  At best, he's naive about the potential for unintended consequences in granting this sort of new authority to the Feds.  Or perhaps he supports expanding federal authority....

To grant this sort of power to Barack Obama would be, to put it mildly, unwise; giving it to either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is dangerous.

Bottom Line: Could our elected officials please think through the consequences of their proposals before they grandstand in the face of national tragedy?!?

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