U.S. Attorney General Must Resign After Civil Rights Abuses

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Target: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Goal: Call for the resignation of our nation’s chief law enforcement officer for his infringement upon numerous civil liberties

A new scandal is plaguing Eric Holder this month. The attorney general has been unconstitutionally spying on a number of AP reporters as well as surveilling FOX News reporter, James Rosen. But Holder’s record is far more speckled in wrongdoings than this. He has rationalized our administration’s drone assassination program, justified the treatment of Occupy Activists as terrorists, and cracked down on whistle-blowers under the guise of national security, just to name a few. Our chief law enforcer cannot be our greatest offender of justice. The time is ripe for the American people to insist on Eric Holder’s resignation.

Possibly Holder’s greatest insult to civil liberties is his commitment to legitimizing the drone program. On May 22nd, for the first time the Obama Administration admitted to killing four American citizens via the drone program. Previously, the administration was questioned on whether drones could be used in targeting and killing U.S. citizens. Eric Holder fielded the question by saying: “Yes.” More than that, the attorney general claimed that our own citizens do not have the right to due process if the Justice Department and Obama administration label the individual as a potential terrorist. Through this logic, Eric Holder claims the right for his office and the president’s to kill any person they wish without accountability.

In addition to the drone program offenses, Holder has been caught illegally spying on activists, whistle-blowers, and reporters. Regardless of party lines and ideology, the attorney general has been committed to prosecuting to the fullest extent of his abilities any individual that serves to expose government wrongdoings. What’s more outrageous is Holder’s defending his usurpation of civil rights. Under the guise of the Espionage Act of 1917, Holder has attempted to rationalize his targeting of whistle-blowers and reporters. As for the Occupy Activists, Holder claims surveillance was necessary to ensure the movement did not become violent or threaten American citizens. In effect, the attorney general is claiming that all acts of denying civil liberties are attempts at protecting national security.

All of these actions are utterly disgraceful, and in complete opposition of justice. This attorney general is committed to robbing our freedoms and stripping away our liberty, and we must call for his resignation. We must be protected from our chief protector.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Eric Holder,

Disgraceful: that is the only word I can muster to describe your woeful attempts at delivering justice to the American people. Our chief law enforcer has become the chief progenitor of tyranny. Spying on activists and reporters is a blatant infringement upon the first amendment. However meaningless that right is to you it is of paramount importance to me. Targeting brave whistle-blowers like Bradley Manning is abhorrent. You are punishing these individuals for behavior that is decent and ethical. And worst, the justification of killing U.S. citizens without due process is unforgivable. Due process is not only a right, it is a fundamental element of justice and democracy, something the attorney general should understand but clearly doesn’t.

This letter is an appeal for you to step down from your position as attorney general. You are clearly unfit to protect the American people. It would be a great hypocrisy for you to remain under the guise of a deliverer of justice, therefore resign and allow the hope for another to be capable of upholding the tenements of our nation.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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