Posts Tagged ‘Plead the Fifth’

Obama’s Favorite Constitutional Amendment?

Posted by Troy on 22nd May 2013 in Current Events, Political

The Fifth.  I’m willing to bet that more government officials have plead the Fifth under Obama than any other President in history.  Soooo…when are people going to realize that when you have THIS many people having to plead the Fifth that they are seriously lying to us.  I actually don’t think that the Fifth Amendment should apply to government officials if the crime is committed as a part of their duties.  That is to say, and IRS agent that was busted for seeing prostitutes should be able to plead the Fifth, but that same guy shouldn’t be able to plead the Fifth if he was using the IRS to get revenge on his ex-girlfriend.  This rule especially applies when higher officials give orders for their enemies to be punished.  I might be willing to give a cop out for government officials that turn witness against a higher level government official that ordered such a crime.  Hopefully we will get to the bottom of this and the responsible parties will be punished.

Long Live the Constitution!

DOJ pleads the Fifth

Posted by Troy on 20th January 2012 in Current Events

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!