Friday, April 27, 2012

The Rule of Law: Innocent Until Crucified Randomly

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Obama appointee Al Armendarizof
, Dallas Regional EPA Chief

Obama said he wanted to fundamentally transform America. Looks like he sure picked the right team to do it! Al Armendarizof, a man whom, in a rational world, we never would have heard of, made news when a video surfaced that exposed his leg breaking approach to enforcing EPA regulations.
The Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean. They'd go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they'd find the first five guys they saw and they would crucify them. And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.
And so you make examples out of people who are in this case not compliant with the law. Find people who are not compliant with the law, and you hit them as hard as you can and you make examples out of them, and there is a deterrent effect there. And, companies that are smart see that, they don't want to play that game, and they decide at that point that it's time to clean up.
And, that won't happen unless you have somebody out there making examples of people. So you go out, you look at an industry, you find people violating the law, you go aggressively after them. And we do have some pretty effective enforcement tools. Compliance can get very high, very, very quickly.
That's what these companies respond to is both their public image but also financial pressure. So you put some financial pressure on a company, you get other people in that industry to clean up very quickly.
How exactly does the EPA's reign of terror resonate with the American ideals of fairness and equality under the law? How about the concept of "justice"?
Find people who are not compliant with the law, and you hit them as hard as you can and you make examples out of them, and there is a deterrent effect there.
I think I may have heard this speech somewhere before. I think Obama may have quoted from it.
Of course! The Chicago way!
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8 comments:

  1. I think good Americans need to be reading the story of Judas Maccabeus...

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    1. I'd settle for the Constitution. Maybe they could start teaching it in...high school?

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  2. If you're not a scumbag, Brakabama doesn't want you around. Only vermin need apply.

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    1. Quite the rogue's gallery of miscreants he's gathered to himself!

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    1. That's Chicago Commie Thug-in-Chief to you, sir!

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  4. Related:

    http://www.imao.us/index.php/2012/04/epa-apologizes-for-threatening-to-crucify-oil-companies/

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    1. Harvey: Always love a good apology! Good one!

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