Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Who is this Guy?
1997- joined the Obama Presidential Campaign as Senior Legal Advisor.
5/28/99- "The court has really struck down every government effort to try to regulate it. We tried with regard to pornography. It is gonna be a difficult thing, but it seems to me that if we can come up with reasonable restrictions, reasonable regulations in how people interact on the Internet, that is something that the Supreme Court and the courts ought to favorably look at." Eric Holder - May 28, 1999 NPR Morning Edition
12/1/08- Obama nominates Holder for Attorney General.
2/18/09- "He called the United States "a nation of cowards" on racial issues. "Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we average Americans simply do not talk enough with each other about race," the first black U.S. Attorney General proclaimed" That's strange, usually communists and Anti-Americans insult the American People and call them cowards..not Attorney Generals. I guess that sentiment is similiar to Obama's wife practically saying she was not proud of being an American. link- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvGalQ1YdcI
2008- "While D.C. v. Heller was being heard by the Supreme Court in 2008, Holder joined the Reno-led amicus brief, which urged the Supreme Court to uphold Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban and said the position of the Department of Justice, from Franklin Roosevelt through Bill Clinton, was that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right to keep and bear arms for purposes unrelated to a State’s operation of a well-regulated militia. Holder said that overturning the 1976 law "opens the door to more people having more access to guns and putting guns on the streets.""
2009- "When questioned about weapons regulations during a news conference to announce the arrest of Mexican drug cartel members, Holder stated that the Obama administration would seek to reinstitute the expired Assault Weapons Ban, which he strongly supports."