Tom Fitton CPAC 2012 Reagan Banquet Speech
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Introduction Tom Fitton President, Judicial Watch Remarks CPACs Ronald Reagan Banquet February 10, 2012 truly honor here for Judicial Watch and our quarter million strong membership. For those you dont know us, Judicial Watch anti-corruption watchdog that investigates and litigates against public corruption. aim protect the rule law and have the old-fashioned mission advocating for high standards ethics and morality our nations public life. The Left pretends concerned about good government. But conservatives know that the only good government small government. have government that spends nearly four trillion dollars annually. Corruption will flow into surely light gets sucked into black hole. know that big government and big corruption hand hand. surprise that Washington embroiled corruption crisis. This administration out control and our federal government off the rails. The rule law afterthought and the U.S. Constitution and the limits places government are seen silly fixations the Tea Party. quote CPAC favorite George Will: The administrations central activity the political allocation wealth and opportunity not merely susceptible corruption, corruption. There have been exceptions, such Fast and Furious and Solyndra, but Congressional oversight has not kept pace with the tremendous growth government. Wed need thousand Darrell Issas even begin figure out the truths about our leviathan government. Judicial Watch stands the gap the behalf the American people. use the open records Freedom Information laws uncover corruption from federal, state, and local governments. And when government agencies don't follow the law and turn over documents they are supposed sue court get them. Democrat Republican administrations think you have something hide about government corruption, our lawyers will see you court. And those you Congress, have our eye you, too! Nancy Pelosi learned that the hard way. exposed Air Pelosi, the scandal Nancy Pelosi abusing the perk luxury travel military jets. She treated our Air Force like taxi service junkets far and wide. Who pays for it? You do. have hand Speaker Boehner. Because Air Pelosi, flies commercial back his district. Believe me. Weve checked. Air Pelosi grounded. Nancy Pelosi now the House minority because she couldnt bothered keep her promises for "the most open, most honest, and most ethical Congress history." Lets see Republicans learn from Queen Nancys mistakes. Given some the recent news about insider trading members Congress, cant say Im optimistic. Pelosis ethics and transparency promises remind you President Obama's broken promises, don't they? Transparency? Forget about that. Health care negotiations C-Span? Forget about that. lobbyists the White House? Forget about that. Posting bill the Internet least five days before signing? Forget about that, too. Tough standards so-called government ethics? Ha. This administration has perfected the use ethics waivers for its compromised and conflicted appointees. Think about that term, ethics waivers. Only Alice Wonderland Washington can you waive ethics. Incredible. President Obama boldly proclaimed that "transparency and the rule law will the touchstones this presidency," but his administration addicted secrecy. You want White House visitor logs. No. You want Fannie and Freddie documents about the money they gave Obama and other politicians. No. president who doesn't want you know who visiting him the White House why got big money from Fannie Mae president who doesn't want accountable the American people. Under the ongoing bailout racket, the federal government continues appropriate control through fiat and threats large sectors the private economy. The socialist state rises our economy falls. seems that were now the same sorry spot were three years ago when the bailouts/government takeovers rescued our economy. Our credit has been downgraded, the stock market rollercoaster, our government continues its gangster ways attempting run the private sector, the government-controlled housing market continues mess, and our banks stand precipice. Unless our nation reckons with the government corruption behind the ongoing financial crisis, our economy will continue founder. We've sued get access the Fannie/Freddie documents concerning political contributions Obama and other politicians both political parties. The "transparent" Obama White House says one should able see these documents. typical Washington fashion, Fannie/Freddie took care both political parties. Obamas corrupt secrecy not only protects himself, but also protects his political opposition including someone running replace him. Americans are not fools. Our polling shows large majorities believe political corruption played "major role" the financial crisis. President Obama suggests "fat cat bankers" were the chief cause the crisis. Let tell you something about that. Judicial Watch sued the Obama Treasury Department order obtain documents regarding historic 2008 meeting held then-Bush Treasury Secretary "Hank" Paulson with top bank executives. The meeting was held the midst the financial crisis and resulted $125 billion government investments our banks. The documents show that Paulson and other officials, including then-NY Fed Reserve head and current Treasury Secretary and tax cheat Timothy Geithner forced the banks take the government's "investment" (and resulting government control). quote from the talking points for the meeting, the bankers were told take the government investment your regulators will require you so. Your regulators will require you so. Doesnt that perfectly express the essence our big, stupid and corrupt federal government? Your regulators will require you so. 2008, our nations leading banks heard from Treasury Secretary. And now, 2012, the church hearing this command from president. must also draw your attention the bottom the Obama administration barrel: Attorney General Eric Holder. Ill get straight the point. must go. Pick your reason Black Panthers, race-based decision making, abandoning the defense marriage law, Fast and Furious killings and lies, turning the DOJ into arm the radicalized left but Holder must go. Things are bad the Justice Department and this White House that, frankly, fear for the integrity the 2012 elections. The Obama machine attacking voter laws while simultaneously pushing through Justice Department lawsuits and intimidation massive voter registration public assistance recipients. The administration pushing register Obamas Food Stamp Army order stay power. Registering voters cant bad, you might think. Well youre working with the ACORN-front Project Vote, recipe for election fraud. This the same network that gave massive voter registration problems (and crimes) 2008. Theyre back and have the documents (we sued get them, course) that show that this ACORN gang coordinating with the Obama White House and Justice Department this voter registration enforcement push. Having Project Vote/ACORN being involved Justice Department enforcement voting laws like having the Mafia run the FBI. You can sign new voters but federal law requires states also remove dead voters and clean the voting roll lists. This legal framework represents carefully crafted compromise the U.S. Congress increase both voter registration and the integrity voter rolls. The Holder Justice Department simply refuses enforce this election integrity law. Judicial Watch will try the job that the Justice Department wont do. part new Election Integrity Project, Judicial Watch prepared sue federal court dozen states that have dirty voting rolls. know who they are. Well warn state and local officials clean the rolls protect the integrity the elections. And they dont, well what Eric Holder wont: court. simply impossible have any faith the integrity election where dead people remain the voting rolls. This recipe for voter fraud and stolen elections. you can see how Judicial Watch your watchdog Washington. encourage you join our grassroots movement. are here help you. are here defend you. are here represent you Washington and wherever else the rule law under attack from politicians who think they are above the law. Our motto No one above the law! Thank you.