More on the Comey Clinton collusion and the increasing distrust of government following on from yesterday’s post. With all the anger directed at Comey, Lynch, and the corrupt Clintons, the person who’s actually responsible for all of this is Obama the Clown Prince of Fools, who is just the latest in a long line of corrupt politicos which likely began with LBJ. We the People got here in three steps, for which we can blame the 55 MPH speed limit introduced in 1973 to combat rising oil prices. This was the first national law that people learned they could generally ignore. I know it’s a small thing, but I think it was the beginning of folks realizing that the law was not really the law unless one was caught breaking the law.
Over the years we have progressed to where simply getting caught is not enough. One must be tried and convicted. Otherwise, a person is innocent and exonerated even if the law is broken and one is cited and arrested as long as there is no conviction. As a result we have had 43 years during which this thinking has trickled up. As a society we have lost our ability to care about lawbreaking unless someone is tried and convicted. There is yet another step. Those in prison or serving their time are considered unfairly convicted unless another court confirms the conviction by the expiration of all appeals. In the future one will only be guilty if all appeals are exhausted without the conviction being overturned.
Consequently, we are now at the point (especially in the closed cabal that is Washington D.C.) where power is self preserving. As Lord Acton expressed it many moons ago: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” Therefore, Comey recommends indictment, even on misdemeanor grounds, while Lynch stonewalls indefinitely. To all intents and purposes, Comey is ruined professionally by taking the safest route possible by contorting the statute into “gross negligence” and “extreme carelessness”, two different actions which Montesquieu described as: “But in a popular government when the laws have ceased to be executed, as this can come only from the corruption of the republic, the state is already lost.” (The Spirit of the Laws). This was also the message that John Roberts sent when he determined ObamaCare was legal IF the “mandate” was called a “tax”.
Roberts and Comey are just the latest pawns in the game who don’t want to be the arbiters of such massive decisions. They lack the courage, and have families and legacies of their own to protect. There are no heroes anymore. Let the voters be the judge.
John Daniel Davidson nails it in “Americans’ Growing Distrust of Government” …
The FBI announcement Tuesday was not a surprise. It was always unlikely that Hillary Clinton would face a federal indictment for using a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State, no matter what the FBI’s investigation revealed.
The surprise was that FBI Director James Comey, in a prepared statement, laid out in detail all the ways Clinton broke the law—transmitting and compromising classified information, destroying state records, failing to turn over “several thousand” work-related emails, some of which contained classified material. He then concluded that no “reasonable prosecutor” would bring charges against Clinton in such a case.
If you’re wondering why Americans are losing confidence in our political system, this is why. Our political elites can’t even be bothered to conceal the appearance of corruption or their sense of entitlement.
The FBI announcement came just days after Bill Clinton met privately aboard a private plane with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. But don’t worry, Lynch said she didn’t discuss the FBI investigation with her old friend Bill, who in 1999 appointed her U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Also, don’t worry about reports that Hillary is open to retaining Lynch as her attorney general. That has nothing to do with how the FBI has handled this investigation, trust them.
Continues in The Federalist…