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“The implication that Mr. Cunningham may have engaged in criminal conduct with respect to Fast and Furious is a major escalation of the Department’s culpability.”

“The implication that Mr. Cunningham may have engaged in criminal conduct with respect to Fast and Furious is a major escalation of the Department’s culpability.”

Mr. Cunningham is a Department of Justice lawyer. The “Department” is the Department of Justice itself. And “Fast and Furious” was the Obama administration’s project to allow about 2000 guns to be smuggled illegally into Mexico, for reasons that remain inexplicable.

Though Cunningham has the right to take the fifth, it should immediately disqualify him from his job, and the Obama administration should fire him. That they don’t tells us a lot about their own culpability in the Fast and Furious gun smuggling scandal. As Issa wrote in his letter to Eric Holder on Tuesday,

Mr. Cunningham’s broad assertion of his Fifth Amendment privilege raises the specter that the Department has allowed him to continue in his position as Chief of the Criminal Division knowing that he might have criminal culpability himself.

You can read Darrell Issa’s (R-California) full letter to Eric Holder here. [pdf]

Conscious Choice cover

Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!


From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


All editions available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all book vendors. The ebook can be purchased direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit, in which case you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner. Note that the price for the ebook, $3.99, goes up to $5.99 on September 1, 2022.


Autographed printed copies are also available at discount directly from me (hardback $24.95; paperback $14.95). Just email me at zimmerman @ nasw dot org.

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  • This is for Robert Zimmerman in responce for his basshing of Newt Gingrich:

    Hello Mr. Gingrich:
    I have sent number of letters to Florida newspapers. The Naples Daily News Editor asked me to rework my latter to John King so that it would be not addressed to Mr. King but to be about him. I did it. Below is my letter that this paper is publishing:

    Many commentators have blamed John King for providing Newt Gingrich with an opportunity for winning the South Carolina primary. Although I am not a religious Jew, I can not help, but to thank God for choosing John King, a recent convert to Judaism, to help God’s Chosen People by delivering timely and much needed victory to Newt Gingrich – a strong supporter of Israel. Hopefully, Newt Gingrich will go on to win in Florida and to tell the Jews there, many of whom had traditionally voted for democrats, like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other similar left-wing Jewish supporters of Barack Obama, that he has been the only one among the presidential contenders to promise that if elected he would move American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and mentioned the historical fact that Palestinians are “invented” people. My articles in support of Newt Gingrich explain why I admire him. You can find my articles on my Facebook.

    Roman Brackman

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