“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly,” said Abraham Lincoln. It’s ironic that Barack Obama has claimed to pattern himself after Lincoln, because his modus operandi is just the opposite: perpetuate a bad law by enforcing it loosely.
Two very different manhunts occurred in this nation 50 years apart. One was in 1963 in response to the assassination of a president of the United States; the other followed a pair of bomb explosions that killed three people and injured an estimated 264 others at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Viewed together, these two manhunts illustrate how much law enforcement has strayed from its strong constitutional principles and moved toward a police state in the last 50 years.
On November 13, Texas Republican and fiscal conservative Debra Medina announced her candidacy for the state comptroller’s office in 2014. She has an impressive pedigree in the Republican Party, having garnered 19 percent of the 2010 primary vote against Rick Perry and former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.