The following is a brief excerpt from Chapter 1 of my new book: “The Way Things Oughta be,” released by Everly Books. This segment pertains to the U.S. Attorney General’s office. The book covers 36 chapters and hundreds of issues

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     Subject matter in this particular chapter was written a year ago, which should have, and could have, included the morass involving the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s wrong doings while Secretary of State. 

     “The office of president of the United States is not supposed to be above the law. In the first seven years of serving as president, Barack Obama has ostensibly violated numerous laws and established procedures in order to further his chosen agendas.  Among them: implementing the Dream Act by executive fiat, making recess appointments when the senate was in session; changing Obamacare laws on the fly without congressional action, authorizing military action in Libya without congressional approval, killing American citizens with drone strikes in other countries, disregarding illegal gun running by the Justice Department in Fast & Furious, IRS selecting adversaries based on political leanings, and so forth. Who is going to hold him accountable?  The Attorney General? The New York Times? Those entities have proven to be the president’s loyal guardians.

     “The Fast and Furious scandal along with Benghazi and the IRS probes based on selective political targets were deserving of investigations by a special prosecutor. Those functions would normally come under come under the umbrella of the Justice Department, but we’re not holding our breath. Attorney General Eric Holder established an impenetrable protective moat around the Oval Office, ensuring that no legal harm would come to the president from his “enemies.”

     “As in the Nixon Watergate scandal, these kinds of serious cases warrant a special prosecutor who should be appointed by the president or the attorney general, but as we see, that has not happened. Too bad Bill Clinton didn’t have Eric Holder for an attorney general during the Monica Lewinski affair. There would never have been an impeachment, and illicit White House activities could have continued in the shadows, integrity be damned.

     “Some folks will say, “So what? Kennedy did it. He was a womanizer, as were other past presidents.”  Saying “so what” is exactly what’s wrong. The president is the national exemplar for role models. If a president can get away with illicit conduct, why not the rest of us?

     “‘Tis all a sad reflection of an apathetic populous and the absence of effective watchdogs. 


The Way Things Oughta Be: 

  • Establish the attorney general as an elective office, not appointed by the president as a personal protector. Attorney generals should be accountable to the people, not to the head of government. In 45 state systems, attorneys generals are elected, not beholden to governors. They must be an independent investigative, enforcement and prosecutorial arm of the federal government, not a political entity with diehard loyalty to the president. By retaining them as presidential appointments, we keep politics in the equation.





  1. David Lee Valdina April 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    I am a bit skeptical as the elected official we have are mostly all beholden to their party and the concessions they make to each other to get cooperation would probably extend to an elected attorney general. I suspect it would be better than appointed, however in most cases judges, appointed for life, end up doing as good a job or better job than those elected to their office. It seems that a large percentage of our population is uneducated and uncaring and we are getting what we get because of that. A very sad state of affairs.

    • Bill April 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

      I agree!

  2. Tina (Lil Sis) April 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    I love to read your articles but when I do, I want to run to my closet and lock the door! Keep it up!!

  3. swifty April 22, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

    Well, my friend, many of us out here in the hinterland are painfully aware of the waywardness this imposter has handled him self and most assuredly how he has manhandled our congress. He has done an innumerable number of things any other president would be impeached for but, our congress sleeps on as if they are all in danger of being indicted them selves if they make the slightest peep about him and his misbehavior. I my self would call that bribery/intimidation/blackmail….take your choice. We are governed by some power outside our national boundaries and we do nothing about it. We need to purge both houses of congress of the outlaws who are supposed to be making our laws and allowing this clown to do as he very well pleases to do over/above or underneath our constitution and they remain mute. WHY? What does he hold over their heads that they have lost their tongues???? THEY ARE COMPLICIT……….

    If we ever find that out, we may be able to save our nation.

  4. Eileen April 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    The last sentence before your suggested solution, Marshall, is most profound. I would add that the populous will remain apathetic because all the minority groups get whatever they want from the Dems; and accountability, integrity, and logic be damned.

  5. Murray levine April 22, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    The oboma administration is running a criminal Enterprise out of the white house. Hillary and Bill we know are shaking down governments and businesses for cash .oboma is anti Israel and favors Muslims because he is one .his wife hates white people. AL sharpton owes 4.5 million in back taxes and visits oboma regularly. The morons keep electing the bastards.

  6. Les April 24, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    Marshall, this imposter who was born in Kenya shouldn’t be in the oval office in the first place. When is Congress going to get the cojones to do something about it for a change?

  7. Charles Pierce April 24, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    I find no where in the constitution that the president or any elected official are not subject to both the criminal and the civil justice system. The political class has made it where it is very difficult for the citizenry to take action against any elected or appointed official of government, even when they are convicted in criminal court.
    For me the problem is the political class, those individuals who believe based upon their status, or so called superior knowledge have the right to make decisions that effect the lives of the Citizenry. Simply look at the individual who hold public office, many have never done anything beside be elected to office, but all seem to grow rich at the public’s expense.
    I am a support of the Convention of the States (http://www.conventionofstates.com/), one of the goals is to end the practice of professional politicians by limiting life times in office. The convention want to balance the budget as a percentage of the GDP and to destroy the Administrative government that is not in effect.

  8. reality April 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    Only one third of voters eligible to vote, vote. So yes, there is apathy, and as John Stewart points out, most people are busy making a living, taking care of their families, etc. And all the “crimes” you list, seem so trivial compared to the thousands of Americans killed in Iraq, and the even more who have come home with such heart-rending injuries. How can you so ignore the still suffering veterans of the lie President George W. Bush told, to invade Iraq? How can you also so ignore the suffering of the people in Iraq? One million Coptic Christians used to live there, in peace, and Prosperity, with Sunni and Shia, under Saddam. I read this attorney general is using fines from the Wall Street trials, to pay for all those untested rape kits, to be finally tested.
    Why don’t you celebrate the GOOD that is being done, and get out and help push the car out of the ditch, instead of constantly yelling at the driver?

  9. Marie Capece April 25, 2016 at 10:25 pm #

    AMEN and AMEN