It’s not the Loyalty Department |

It’s not the Loyalty Department

Yes, those fired attorneys were appointed by President Bush. However, they are not paid by President Bush; they are not his employees. They are paid by the people of the United States, us, and their duty is to us. They work in the Justice Department, not the Loyalty Department.

Yes, of course, the attorneys appointed by X-party president will tend to agree with X-party principles. That’s how it works. “The power to throw their rascals out, includes the power to throw our rascals in.” But attorneys are expected to serve justice, not X-party.

According to the Associated Press, “Six of the eight U.S. attorneys fired by the Justice Department ranked in the top third among their peers for the number of prosecutions filed last year, according to an analysis of federal records. In addition, five of the eight were among the government’s top performers in winning convictions.” They were not fired for cause but for failing to demonstrate loyalty. Of the 375 officials prosecuted: 10 were Independents, 67 were Republicans, and 298 were Democrats.

Martha Coyote

Nevada City

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