Say “No” to Loretta Lynch
I am an American Christian who happens to be a black woman. Because of my love for America and my deep concerns over the lawlessness of the Obama Administration, as well as the dismal performance of outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, I stand against the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Holder’s successor. Although Lynch has impeccable qualifications, and there are many supporters who vouch for her integrity, her allegiance to the President and her position on illegal immigration make her unsuitable to be the nation’s next top law enforcement officer.
Immigration reform is one of our nation’s most pressing issues. Lynch has indicated she is for allowing illegal aliens to remain in the United States and hold jobs even if those jobs should belong to persons whose U.S. citizenship or work authorizations make them eligible for such work. During her confirmation hearing earlier this year, Ms. Lynch told Senator Jeff Sessions (R – Ala.):
Senator, I think the right and obligation to work is one that is shared by everyone in this country regardless of how they came here, and certainly if someone is here, regardless of status, I would prefer that they be participating in the workplace than not be participating.
Whoa, Nelly! We have a problem here. The attorney general is sworn to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” and to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” Political appointees state that they take the “obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion,” and that they will “faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which [they are] about to enter. So help me God.” Although an oath of office might be meaningless in a secular society, where there is no fear of either God or the consequences of breaking laws and traditions, it is essential to the health and welfare of our democratic republic that such an oath is taken seriously. If there are any reservations about what a person might do once confirmed, we need to nip the confirmation in the bud.
Race, gender, and the opportunity to make an historic appointment should be irrelevant factors when it comes to the confirmation of appointees to the most powerful offices in the world. What matters is the integrity of the official and his or her understanding and respect for the Constitution he or she is sworn to uphold.