Last night, I had the pleasure of introducing former Justice Department whistleblower J. Christian Adams at his speech to the Mobile chapter of the Federalist Society. Ace reporter Brendan Kirby of the Mobile Press-Register wrote about the event here.
Adams was superb. It is well worth reading his book, Injustice, about the corruption at the Obama/Holder Justice Department.
In my introduction, by the way, I told the story about the first time I tried to talk to Adams, while he was still at DoJ:
You should know, though, that the first time I ever spoke to Christian, he said he couldn’t talk to me and sent me to a Justice Department press flack named Schmaler, who proceeded to yell and curse at me like a Greek fury before I ever had two very polite sentences out of my mouth…[more]
Amid the unfolding IRS scandal, one important lesson remains underreported.
Going forward and from a broader perspective, it’s also one that may prove particularly potent and lasting. Specifically, what the debacle teaches in our ongoing debate over campaign finance regulation and the First Amendment freedom of private association without fear of retaliation or persecution.
Absent that freedom, other rights can be effectively nullified.
In that regard, the U.S. Supreme Court provided enduring guidance with its 1958 decision in NAACP v. Alabama. There, government…
"What’s the difference between keeping President Obama 'updated throughout the night' on a deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi and keeping him 'updated throughout the night' on a deadly tornado in Oklahoma? The president could have actually done something about Benghazi."…[more]