In a perfect world, the flagrancy with which Attorney General Eric Holder has consistently abused his office for partisan and racially divisive goals would be a bipartisan issue; I don’t care which party you support, you should see that the man’s willingness to use the Justice Department for political ends weakens the trust that citizens should have for that increasingly misnamed department. (And if you’re okay with all the stuff Holder’s doing, just ask yourself: If the next administration is run by the OTHER party, how would you like the next Attorney General using Holder’s conduct as a precedent? That should give you chills.)
I went to petitions,whitehouse.gov; I don’t have much (read: any) hope that President Obama regards the whole petition thing as anything more than a voter-placating bit of hand-wavyness, but I still wanted to register my dissatisfaction by signing a petition to remove Holder from office.
There wasn’t any.
So I decided to start one:
Attorney General Eric Holder has repeatedly demonstrated himself to be unfit for the office of the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government by his flagrant and public partisanship, racial animus, and dishonesty. The abysmal distrust which the American people currently have for their government can never be reversed while such an individual is the public face of the Justice Department.
By the rules of petitions.whitehouse.gov, the petition won’t be findable by searches on the site until it gets at least 150 signatures, which means the only way people will find out about it until then is if I tell them. The petition has 30 days from creation to get 100,000 signatures for the administration to acknowledge its existence.
Your help is diligently sought. Please sign the petition, and forward the link http://wh.gov/laKh0 to your social network. Let the administration know that a government of the people, by the people and for the people shouldn’t be working against the people.