The Obama Department of (In) Justice is set to fast-track payments of $29 million dollars in taxpayer money to each of the families of victims of the shooting that occurred at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. That’s $3.2 million to each family!
Reuters reported that a portion of those dollars was allocated under the government’s National Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant program.
Now, before we get into the unconstitutionality and basic theft, resulting in a redistribution of wealth, consider that Clementa Pinckney was not only the pastor of the church, but also a Democrat Party operative (an obvious reason for his congregants not being allowed to be armed) and political leader in South Carolina. So, there is no doubt in my mind that his family is more than likely well off financially. The other victims’ families may not be so fortunate.
It is claimed that this money is being taken from the public treasury to help families, according to DOJ spokesman Kevin Lewis. However, Lewis also pointed out that an “unspecified portion” of the money would be used to provide services to the families.
What is this all about?
Some portions are just going to be given to the families and other “unspecified portions” are going to be used for “services” for the families? In what world do these families need $3.2 million each? In Obama’s America.
The payoff is reminiscent of Sandy Hook victims’ families by the then Eric Holder led DOJ. James F. Tracy recounts:
In the wake of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre event overseen by the Department of Homeland Security Eric Holder’s DOJ funneled at least 9 million in federal money via the DOJ to the Newtown community for alleged services to victims’ families and the “trauma” experienced by first responders (e.g. here, here and here).
Such funding bolstered an unprecedented $50 million allocated by Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy for the construction of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School contingent upon the leveling of the then-existing structure. Further, tens of millions were generated through a “Sandy Hook Charity Industry“–a vast array of independent charities purportedly soliciting funds on behalf of the families. The population of Newtown is 1,977, according to 2013 statistics.
Understand that the church had already been issued an SC State grant to the tune of $12,330 in fiscal year 2014. According to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History State Historic Preservation Office, “The massive Gothic structure suffers from severe structural deterioration resulting primarily from termite infestation. A structural engineer will complete a full assessment of the roof trusses and other structural members to determine appropriate repair methods with cost estimates.”
So, the church had structural damage related to termites and the state knew it, but they continued to allow people to enter the building for worship. One has to wonder if any of this money will wind up in the hands of the church for either renovation or a completely rebuilding. I’m just saying this is something that we should keep our eyes on.
While I realize there are all sorts of people who are claiming these people didn’t really die and it was all staged, I honestly don’t see any evidence to that effect. However, what I do see is not new at all and that is political agendas to confiscate guns and the fact that the federal government continues to give some people other people’s money simply because they think they can.
I have to ask, where in the Constitution is this to be allowed? Where do we have such language that allows for federal tax dollars to be disseminated to Americans based on the fact that they were victims of a crime, which they chose not to arm themselves against?
When it comes to the federal government handing out other people’s money that it has not been authorized to hand out, they would do well to listen to the advice that Col. Davy Crockett learned years ago, or at least what is attributed to a constituent of his. As Mr. Horatio Bunce informed Col Crockett of his intent not to vote for him due to the fact that Col. Crockett voted to give $20,000 of the public treasury money to people who were burned out of their homes, he said the following:
The government ought to have in the Treasury no more than enough for its legitimate purposes…The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be entrusted to man. While you are voting to relieve one, you are drawing money from thousands…If you have the right to give anything, the amount was simply a matter of discretion with you, and you had as much right to give $20,000,000 as $20,000. If you have the right to give to one, you have the right to give to all; and as the Constitution neither defines charity nor stipulates the amount, you are at liberty to give any and everything which you may believe, or profess to believe, is a charity, to any amount you may think proper. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other.”
This is exactly right and Mr. Bunce could clearly see those millions of dollars would be the future of a government who could not be trusted with other people’s money.