Here's why Loretta Lynch shouldn't be attorney general, according to M. Catherine Evans at the American Thinker:
If confirmed, it looks as if Barack Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, will be carrying out Eric Holder's politics of racial vengeance. Based on her family history, social justice statements and close ties to black activists, Lynch will deploy law enforcement resources based on race and political ideology, not on the rule of law.The bizarre thing is that this isn't written by an avowed racist. I don't know anything about M. Catherine Evans, but if she's the typical modern conservative, she'd swear to you on a stack of Bibles that she doesn't have a racist bone in her body -- and she sincerely believes that about herself. And yet, to Evans, this family history is disqualifying for Lynch. Her forbears' involvement in helping blacks attain a modicum of racial justice is a sign that she'd be harmful to America as attorney general.
As a young girl Lynch heard stories that her grandfather, a pastor, hid people in trouble and helped them flee to the north to escape punishments under the Jim Crow laws of the time.
I realized the power the law had over your life and how important it was that the people who wield that power look at each situation with a sense of fairness and evenhandedness.Lynch's father, Reverend Lorenzo Lynch, a Baptist minister, opened his church in the early 1960's to students organizing lunch counter sit-ins at Woolworth in Greensboro, N.C. where she grew up. According to Lynch, her father carried her to those meetings, "riding on his shoulders." ...
Evans goes on to write:
Lynch has a close relationship with Eric Holder and in a speech at the Martin Luther King Center in Long Beach, New York last year she vowed to continue his work at the Department of Justice and fight those in the "deep south" who want to take away blacks' voting rights and reverse the progress of the last 50 yearsIn the King Center speech quoted here, Lynch actually focuses on the fact that Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela rejected racial revenge while maintaining a sense of dignity and self-worth, even while imprisoned. She offers this as an object lesson to her audience. Let me give you the sentences Evans quotes in context (at 26:47 in the clip below):
Then she asks the young people in the audience, "What is it that makes you feel oppressed?" "Is it the prison of racism?"
Last week the American people roundly rejected Obama's divisive 'post-racial' racism and gave the Republicans one more chance to stand up for us. Will they say "No" to another Ivy League radical determined to undermine our rule of law by stirring up trouble between blacks and whites? Senator Lindsey Graham has already stated Lynch is a "solid choice" by the President. Graham's remark begs the question, "When is enough enough for these guys?"
What is your prison? What is it that makes you feel that you're not free? What is it that makes you feel trapped and alone, as if you're in a seven-by-nine-foot cell? What is it that makes you give up hope? Is it the prison of racism? Is it the prison of unemployment? Is it the prison of economic loss or disappointment in your life? Does anybody have you in a prison of disappointment or low expectations -- or, worse, have you put yourself there?She's telling her audience to overcome obstacles, and not to be limited by low expectations.
To the right, apparently, this is a bad thing.