In the trial which apparently started Cicero on the path to becoming one of history’s greatest lawyers, he cried out, of Catiline, Quo usque tandem abutere, Catiline, patientia nostra?—“How long, Catiline, will you go on abusing our patience?” More and more lately, I find myself thinking of that phrase and wondering just how long it is going to take and how much abuse it is going to take for SOMEONE in that lofty perch otherwise known as The Congress of The United States to wake up one day and say something to the effect of ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and—finally!—file articles of impeachment. I know the chances of that are exactly two, slim and none, but I insist on holding out hope there is one person of courage up there who will state that phrase and just decide it’s time that the American people got the representation they deserve and that I took an oath to deliver. Someday………maybe. In furtherance of that perhaps impossible dream, and prompted by the news of yesterday that one of the guns used to slaughter so many people in Paris was part of the insane “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme of Obama and Holder, I wrote the following letter to our Congressman, Garrett Graves. Lest anyone say such efforts are a pure waste of one’s precious moments in this transitory life, if there is anything else one may do in this “Representative Republic” of ours, I would be deeply appreciative if anyone can enlighten me on that score.
Dear Congressman Graves:
I attended your recent Town Hall Meeting at the Bluebonnet Library and found it very useful and informative–thank you! I very much admired the way you gave everyone a full chance and opportunity to ask questions on any and all topics. I write today to renew an ongoing request I made with your predecessor, to no avail whatsoever, but now with renewed emphasis due to recent events such as reports that one of the guns used in the Paris slaughter was part of the “Fast and Furious” program which was apparently carefully designed by idiots to assure the largest possible number of people could be killed by rogue guns set loose in the course of that insane, lunatic program, and that is: Why isn’t ANYONE moving to impeach this most lawless and anti-American President in our Nation’s history? Here is a recent release by Judicial Watch, about which I must say Thank God we have them as they are doing the work one would think would be done by a vigorous investigative journalism profession and, no offense to you personally, by the United States Congress:
“Law Enforcement Sources: Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix
JUNE 29, 2016
One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession of an unregistered fully automatic weapon, according to law enforcement officials with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.
The investigative follow up of the Paris weapon consisted of tracking a paper trail using a 4473 form, which documents a gun’s ownership history by, among other things, using serial numbers. The Phoenix gun owner that the weapon was traced back to was found to have at least two federal firearms violations—for selling one weapon illegally and possessing an unregistered automatic—but no enforcement or prosecutorial action was taken against the individual. Instead, ATF leaders went out of their way to keep the information under the radar and ensure that the gun owner’s identity was “kept quiet,” according to law enforcement sources involved with the case. “Agents were told, in the process of taking the fully auto, not to anger the seller to prevent him from going public,” a veteran law enforcement official told Judicial Watch.
It’s not clear if the agency, which is responsible for cracking down on the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, did this because the individual was involved in the Fast and Furious gun-running scheme. An ATF spokesman, Corey Ray, at the agency’s Washington D.C. headquarters told Judicial Watch that “no firearms used in the Paris attacks have been traced” by the agency. When asked about the ROI report linking the weapon used in Paris to Phoenix, Ray said “I’m not familiar with the report you’re referencing.” Judicial Watch also tried contacting the Phoenix ATF office, but multiple calls were not returned.
The ATF ran the Fast and Furious experiment and actually allowed criminals, “straw purchasers,” working for Mexican drug cartels to buy weapons at federally licensed firearms dealers in Phoenix and allowed the guns to be “walked”—possessed without any knowledge of their whereabouts. The government lost track of most of the weapons and many have been used to murder hundreds of innocent people as well as a U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, in Arizona. A mainstream newspaper reported that a Muslim terrorist who planned to murder attendees of a Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas last year bought a 9-millimeter pistol at a Phoenix gun shop that participated in the ATF’s Fast and Furious program despite drug and assault charges that should have raised red flags. Judicial Watch has thoroughly investigated Fast and Furious and has sued the Obama administration for information about the once-secret operation.”
With regard to your Town Hall Meeting, I would also like to note that the second question of the gentleman who was asked to stand down while he was making the point, apparently thought by your staff people to be made too loudly and forcefully and with too much anger, perfectly illustrates why there is an ongoing revolt in this country, one which gave birth to the candidacy of Donald Trump, as I found myself in total and complete agreement with the gentleman and his statement to the effect “when in the world is SOMEONE going to do something about this lawless administration under the most lawless President who ever besmirched and stained our highest office?” The gentleman in question, who I do not know, was simply giving voice to the emotion many very honorable, decent, law abiding citizens of our State and our Beloved Nation are feeling– what do these people have to do and how much do Americans have to take being almost literally spit in the face by this group of thugs before someone in our Representative Republic undertakes his or her sworn duty to take SOME kind of remedial action? Scrubbing the words Allihu Akhbar from public records as we are apparently too delicate for such language (!), private meetings with the Attorney General of the United States and the husband of the most high profile subject of a massive investigation by HER OWN DEPARTMENT, ignoring entire sections of the immigration laws of this country, refusing to call our most obvious enemy by its name, Radical Islamic Terrorism, targeted punitive action by the IRS against people with the temerity to put such hateful words as PATRIOT in the title of their organizations, an entire party making excuses for 25 years of pathological lying by their candidate for President, and on, and on, and on, are just a very small sample of the reasons the gentleman in your Town Hall was so visibly angered and upset and while it may have been just a little unpleasant for those more delicate people in the audience to hear I, and I am sure many others, agreed 100% with the feelings he was expressing.
I wish you and yours well and I again applaud your efforts; I would very much appreciate hearing from you on my inquiries.