July 24, 2014

“Landmark Legal Foundation Seeks Sanctions on EPA for Destroying Emails, Text Messages”

Via Mark Levin, Landmark Legal’s press release, which includes this great bit:

The EPA is atoxic waste dump for lawlessness and disdain for the Constitution,” said Landmark President Mark Levin. “When any federal agency receives a FOIA request, the statute says it must preserve every significant repository of records, both paper and electronic, that may contain materials that could be responsive to that request. When an agency gets sued it must also notify everyone who might be involved in the suit to preserve everything in their possession that could be discoverable in the litigation. But the people at the EPA, from the Administrator on down, think they’re above the law, that no one has the right to question what or how they do their jobs. Well, they’re wrong. The laws apply to everyone, even federal bureaucrats.”

Magical thinking aside, it sure is fun — not to mention nostalgic — to recall an America wherein the rule of law wasn’t something that was arbitrarily applied, or used as a political and partisan weapon to help “nudge” us toward the Utopian Dreams of our New Progressive Fathers.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:09am

Comments (4)

  1. . . . to recall an America wherein the rule of law wasn’t something that was arbitrarily applied . . .

    Indeed, and where the universal expectation an that application of the law was such a serious business those who had any discretion to an agency of that application acted on their own to apply the law to themselves in accord with the general expectation, without having to be guided or further prodded to simply do the right thing. They knew certain and severe consequences would follow should they not apply the law to themselves. Gone now. All gone.

    So we only need consider the suffering due to those who do not act in good faith today to understand the requirements to reestablish what is missing. Suffering, to modify Mencken’s observation, good and hard.

  2. The Rule Of Law and Hai-Karate – those were the days, my friends.

  3. Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

    This is known as “bad luck.” — R. A. H.

  4. Heh,
    Well placed Bob!