November 15, 2012 (Re-opened September 25, 2014)
The Attorney General of the United States is
the chief civilian law-enforcement officer of the Federal Government.
The job requires exquisitely outstanding competence in the field of
law, because this happens to be the most important
law-enforcement job on the planet.
Unfortunately, as we review the history of this core position in the
President's cabinet, we see cronyism, incompetence, mediocrity,
affirmation of error,
We recall John Mitchell, of Watergate fame, as just
one example in the history of our country, out of many political
cronies appointed to this position as some type of arcane payoff.
America, we can do better.
Right now, the US Justice Department is on the wrong track again.
Millions of people whose lives depend upon the normal expectation
of Constitutional standards of American justice have been let down
by the corrupt interlock between local, State and Federal corruption
and a growing enablement, in which one official after another
aids and abets crime and
It is time for a US Attorney General to crack the whip,
to get rid of the deadwood in the US Department of Justice,
to hire people who will not and cannot lie to the President
(who probably has no idea how failed his own Administration is
in this area, because the corrupt people around him shield him
from the truth systematically), and to tell people in the
US Justice Department to go out across the length and breadth of
our fair land, to reach out to victims of injustice and help us, and
to hire a special task force: not just as window dressing, but to
tap corrupt officials on the shoulder, from Pennsylvania to
California, and to say, "You're coming with me to answer
more than a few questions."...
and to keep these officials in custody for a long, long time.
The agenda-driven policies of the US Department of Justice during
the Obama Administration are a throwback to the 1970s.
This is 2012. (It was when this petition was originally written!)
Concerns of injustice in several States which amount to overdue
arrearages of required work by the US Justice Department are
stubbornly unmet and unaddressed by the Obama Administration -
and a great many of these concerns which have been either
completely unaddressed or inadequately answered to,
date back to the 1990s - some, even earlier.
Here, we have a suggested list of replacement candidates who are
more qualified than the current occupant of the office of
US Attorney General, and will be able to do what a competent
US Attorney General is supposed to do
- help victims of injustice, root out corruption in Government at
all levels, and face down corrupt bureaucrats within the
US Justice Department:
escort them from their desks, out the door, down the hall,
down the stairs; and into the parking lot with their walking papers.
The prayers of millions of Americans depend on the President
doing what is right, without further delay.
President Obama, contrary to the statements of
Democratic Party and Administration propagandists,
was not re-elected by a landslide.
He lost significant support among those who he took for granted, and
won re-election in a questionable squeaker, with 50.9% of votes cast.
Not 59%, but FIFTY percent plus a decimal fraction of one per cent.
This was not a mandate or a referendum expressing any wide approval
for the Obama record or policies, but rather the American people -
who re-elected a House of Representatives which has a strong
Republican majority - are telling the Administration and Congress to
work together and to be more reasonable.
The first step in being reasonable is eliminating the
cronyism, corruption and favoritism which has increasingly plagued
Washington DC for over 25 years.
The symptoms of discontent are there for all to see, and the
world is watching as 48 out of 50 US States have peaceful secession
movements gathering steam. The "Lawless America" movement
to restore the Constitution and the rule of law to Government in the
USA is a sign of the times, and of the failure of this Administration.
The American people are not satisfied with it, the world cannot respect it,
and the Administration owes it to us to consider the following
better-qualified candidates, not all of whom have credentials which
popular opinion will
regard as standard - but all of whom have shown a deep passion and
wealth of knowledge about justice, and any one of whom can and
should be an immediate replacement for the current occupant of the
office of Attorney General of the United States:
1) Edward J. Erler, Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute
2) Dr. Alan Dershowitz, Dean of Harvard Law School
3) Richard I. Fine, of California
4) Amy Goodman, investigative journalist
5) Thom Hartmann, investigative journalist
6) Rob Kall, investigative journalist
7) The Hon. US Rep. Dennis Kucinich (no longer in Congress)
8) Dafna Linzer, investigative journalist
9) The Hon. former US Rep. Don Bailey, of Pennsylvania
10) The Hon. US Representative Ron Paul (no longer in Congress).
11) The Hon. Don Siegelman, former Governor of Alabama
12) Walter Williams, author and economist
13) George Will, syndicated columnist
14) Bill McCollum, former Attorney General of Florida
15) The Hon. Joe Sestak, former US Representative from PA
16) The Hon. Scott Brown, former US Senator from Massachusetts.
17) Cheri Honkala, candidate for Vice President in 2012; activist.
18) Dean John Farmer, Rutgers Law School.
19) Whistleblowing Attorney Mick Harrison, of Indiana.
20) The Hon. US. Rep. Jerry Nadler
21) Dr. Mohammed Ali Al-Bayati, of California; forensic exonerator.
22) The Hon. Elizabeth Warren, US Senator, Massachusetts.
23) Judge Andrew Napolitano
The current occupant of the office of US Attorney General has accomplished
everything he ever can or ever will in the office, and it is time for him to
move over and make way for justice - especially for concerns of justice
which have been notoriously unaddressed and pointedly mishandled
by the US Justice Department, especially during the course of the
For a country whose Government prides itself so much on human rights
that American officials are willing to lecture other nations' Governments
about their own unacknowledged lapses in doing what is right,
it is time for Uncle Sam to take a look in the mirror, and to require
that all American officials live up to their Oaths of Office, completely,
with respect, and with a renewed friendship for our own people,
who they seem to have
forgotten somewhere along the line.
Hypocrisy is no way to re-establish the bruised credibility of the
United States. It is time to restore the good name of the
United States and the integrity of what this country stands for,
which is symbolized by the flag which our heroes and veterans
have fought under and continue to do so bravely today.
The American people will no longer tolerate behavior in
Washington DC which makes light of the sacrifices of our
heroes and veterans.
It is time for a higher standard in Washington DC - one which
makes sure that American officials mean what they say
when they take that Bible in their left hand, raise their right hand
and repeat these words and every word which follows
these four: "I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR...."
It is time for American officials to remember
that people in the United States have rights too, and that
Government exists to secure those rights.
November 15, 2012,
Committee of 37 Peace Initiative
PO Box 877
Edgmont, PA 19028-0877