DOJ pleads the Fifth

Posted by Troy on 20th January 2012 in Current Events

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/doj-official-to-plead-fifth-amendment-in-fast-furious-probe/

Ya know, this is going to be an inconsistent stance for me here…government officials, when performing their duties, should not be allowed to plead the Fifth.  I know that this is a Constitutional right, and they are still individuals entitled to it.  However, the sins committed here were by the government agency itself, not the underlings.  As far as that goes, the highest person on the totem that knew what was going on should be sent to jail, and all others should be held more or less blameless if they spill their guts.  This would be an incentive to come forward and blow the whistle.  When we allow government agencies to get away with crimes, we put everyone’s liberties at risk.

Long Live the Constitution!

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