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DOJ to Investigate Outhouse

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No, I am not making this up.  The Omaha World-Herald reports:

The U.S. Department of Justice has joined the discussions over a controversial float in the Norfolk [Nebraska] Independence Day parade.

The Department sent a member of its Community Relations Service team, which gets involved in discrimination disputes, to a Thursday meeting about the issue. Also at the meeting were the NAACP, the Norfolk mayor and The Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

The Odd Fellows organized the parade. One of the floats included a zombie-like mannequin standing near an outhouse labeled "Obama Presidential Library."

The float's creator, Dale Remmich, has said the mannequin depicted himself, not President Barack Obama. He said he is upset with the president's handling of the Veterans Affairs Department.

Mark Steyn acidly comments:

Well, the good news is that Eric Holder's Department of Justice - that would be the same Department of Justice that supplies guns to Mexican drug gangs, and monitors the phone calls and emails of US journalists, and declines to investigate the IRS' obstruction of justice, and prosecutes states that seek to verify the immigration status of people within their borders, etc, etc - Eric Holder's Department of Justice has dispatched a crack team of agents to Nebraska to [investigate the matter]....

The jest [made by the float] was well-received:

While the float did not sit well with Democrats, Liz Guthrie, a resident of Pierce, Neb., said that from her vantage point, she could hear the assembled crowd laughing and clapping as the float passed by. Guthrie took a photo of the float which has since gone viral on social media sites.

But so what if the ingrate peasants like it? You could hardly ask for a more poignant image of the grim state of American liberty in the 21st century than a Fourth of July float being investigated by the Attorney General for mocking the President. As I usually say round about this point, George III wouldn't have done this to you. But it's true, he wouldn't.

I said in my last post that it is administrative law, imposed from above by the regulatory state, that creates the most menacing threat to American freedom, not criminal law.  I now need to modify that:  It's the administrative state merged with criminal law the creates the most menacing threat.

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Obviously, the DOJ's budget is way too high.

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