Rumors started to swirl that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee may be considered for the post of Homeland Security Secretary when Janet Napolitano resigns to take a post heading California colleges. Not that members of congress are generally the sharpest knives in the drawer, but Jackson Lee has made some especially questionable comments. An interesting article from downtrend.com highlights what they call the top 5 reasons she should not become the next DHS leader.
She said that repealing Obamacare would violate the 5th and 14th amendments… No, no it wouldn’t. The Fifth amendment protects individuals against self incrimination and double jeopardy, ensures due process, and ensures just compensation if the government takes your land. The Fourteenth amendment essentially said the constitution applies to the states, and the states cannot violate individual rights.
Sheila Lee Jackson also compared the Tea Party to the KKK. Because we all know that if you think taxes are high enough already, and are concerned about our eroding rights, you must be racist.
She either thinks that we won the Vietnam War, or gets confused between Vietnam and Korea. Either way there are not two Vietnams. And if she was talking about Korea, North Korea is not doing so hot these days.
4. She thinks that Neil Armstrong landed on Mars
No, we aren’t making this up. “On a visit to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2005, Rep. Lee made embarrassing news by asking if the Mars Pathfinder had taken an image of the flag planted there in 1969 by Neil Armstrong.”
She spoke of herself as a freed slave. Obviously she had never been a slave, nor had her parents, but it did not stop her from saying, “I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?”.
I cringe at the though of what the Department of Homeland Security would look like under her watch. And I thought Janet Napolitano was bad.