HARRY REID SHOULD BE COMMITTED
In most jurisdictions, civil commitment proceedings are commenced when an individual poses a danger to himself or others. By that definition, Harry Reid should be civilly committed. We know based on his public actions that Reid poses a danger to others. Whether it is support for Obamacare or amnesty for illegal aliens, federal spending for public works, gun control, or confiscation of Cliven Bundy’s ranch, Reid is in favor of using his public office to deprive others of their property and freedom of choice. Reid views our palladium of liberty, the Constitution, as an inconvenience readily overcome by the raw exertion of power. In short, Reid poses a danger to others because he favors use of his public office to deprive others of constitutional liberty.
Reid has also been accused, rightly so, of abusing the power of his public office for personal financial gain in questionable land deals and shady financial transactions spanning several decades where, despite being employed as a public servant for all of his career save two years, he has amassed over $3 to $10 million in net worth.
We now have additional proof that Reid poses a danger--not to others alone but to himself in particular. In an event that can only be viewed as bizarre, Reid became a focal point this past week when he tweeted images of himself sporting an eye patch and announcing that he had been attacked by his own exercise equipment. While Reid engaged in self-serving bravado(upping his toughness credentials by saying he had sustained an exercise injury at his own hand even more significant than the punishment he suffered as a younger man while boxing), his staff cryptically explained what appear to be less flattering details. They said an elastic exercise band broke, whacking Reid in the head and causing him to fall and crash land. The upshot of the mishap was a broken face, rib cage, and head injury. That is quite a lot of injury from an exercise band gone wild.
While it is possible that the exercise equipment malfunctioned, it could also be that Reid lost his grip on an extended band which then whacked him in the face, knocking him out or otherwise down, enabling elastic to become his mortal enemy. In this way, Reid could well have posed a danger to himself. Would you like to stand close by as Reid renews his exercise ritual with those elastic bands?
I will admit, prospects for Reid’s civil commitment are a long shot, and have been presented here with tongue in cheek, but the need to remove Reid from public office is urgent to protect individual liberty from his constant assaults, which are real and substantial. While Reid and exercise bands do not get along very well, it is time for the people of Nevada to rise up as a proverbial exercise band and knock Reid out of public office with a career ending blow at the ballot box.
Consistent with Reid’s philosophy of government control, one would think Reid and his compatriots would rush to hold hearings on exercise bands, exploring whether extended elastic is inherently dangerous. Everything from rubber bands to exercise bands could then be brought under scrutiny and agency heads could be urged to get control of this unregulated market. Why, if Harry Reid could be felled by a snapped band, who knows what could happen to someone else? Indeed, if that band were to snap just the right way, it could hit the hapless exerciser right in the temple with a force sufficient to kill. I can see it now, after spending a million dollars on hearings and government reports, Reid crony Senator Charles Schumer could introduce the “Save Face Act of 2015,” banning all dastardly bands from market unless and until first certified safe for intended use (after a long application and application review process) by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The bill could be yet another market killing tribute to the erstwhile Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
In 2016, Reid is up for re-election. At present he has no clear Republican opponent, but he needs one badly. Any volunteers? It is high time for Nevada to do what they failed to do in 2012 and vote Reid out of public office. Only then can we end the danger to others he presents as a United States Senator. For Reid, a retirement from the Senate would enable him to devote even more time to those shady land deals and transactions or, if not that, to having his son bring a class action suit against the maker of the exercise equipment, once again relying on public means to bring the Reid family another windfall.
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Jonathan W. Emord is an attorney who practices constitutional and administrative law before the federal courts and agencies. Ron Paul calls Jonathan “a hero of the health freedom revolution” and says “all freedom-loving Americans are in [his] debt . . . for his courtroom [victories] on behalf of health freedom.” He has defeated the FDA in federal court a remarkable eight times, seven on First Amendment grounds, and is the author of the Amazon bestsellers The Rise of Tyranny, Global Censorship of Health Information, and Restore the Republic. He is the American Justice columnist for U.S.A. Today Magazine and joins Robert Scott Bell weekly for “Jonathan Emord’s Sacred Fire of Liberty,” an hour long radio program on government threats to individual liberty. For more info visit Emord.com, join the Emord FDA/FTC Law Group on Linkedin, and follow Jonathan on twitter (@jonathanwemord).
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has also been accused, rightly so, of abusing the power of his public
office for personal financial gain in questionable land deals and shady
financial transactions spanning several decades where, despite being
employed as a public servant for all of his career save two years, he
has amassed over $3 to $10 million in net worth.