ATF Head Removed Over Fast and Furious

The head of the ATF, Kenneth Melson, has been removed over the Fast and Furious gun running scandal.  The removal of an incompetent bureaucrat should be a good thing, except he’s not actually been removed – just moved.   Let’s face it: in the world of big government, no good (or bad) bureaucrat ever really goes away.

It’s still unclear just how far up the food chain this scandal reaches.   Attorney General Eric Holder has denied all knowledge of it and Melson has backed Holder on this.  Melson has also stated that he’s been blocked by DOJ from testifying to Congress on the matter.  If DOJ has nothing to fear, why hamper Melson’s testimony?  Meanwhile, the attorney general for Arizona, Dennis Burke, has also resigned.

The plot thickens.

 

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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