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Obama's Operation Coke Point is an Abuse of Power
08/21/2014 at 02:11 am - David Williams

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This article orginally appeared on Inside Sources, August 14, 2014

Americans have discovered that even though President Obama vowed to have “the most transparent administration in history,” that pledge has fallen short. As scandal has piled upon scandal, Americans have gotten a decidedly different picture of the Obama administration – that the Obama administration will stop at nothing (certainly not the Constitution) to do what it wants to do.  The latest example of the blatant disregard for transparency and the Constitution is the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) “Operation Choke Point.”  Originally created to prevent fraud, Operation Choke Point has turned into a political weapon. In a joint effort with banking regulators, the DOJ, led by Attorney General Eric Holder, has begun systematically targeting businesses (like payday loans, firearm and ammunition sales, home-based charities, and pornography) through Operation Choke Point that the Administration apparently finds distasteful. The fact that the companies targeted by the DOJ haven’t violated any laws is unsettling enough, but it’s the way the feds have gone after them that raises the eyebrow of anybody who has even a passing familiarity with the Bill of Rights.


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