Put the blindfold back on Lady Justice

March 4, 2019

One reason I’m generally opposed to special counsels – especially those like the Mueller investigation that have no end date, budget or clearly-defined investigative limits – is because, frankly, we have too many laws.  It’s been said that everyone unknowingly violates 10 laws before breakfast; and if prosecutors aren’t reined in, they can railroad anyone into prison through selective prosecution. 

For instance, it’s been amazing to see Hillary Clinton get away with smashing federal laws and regulations like an HGTV host with a sledgehammer on demo day; meanwhile, Democrats demand endless hearings, investigations, prison time and impeachment for anyone associated with Trump who ever jaywalked on a day with a “y” in it.  Leftists demand strict adherence to every arcane federal rule and regulation from their opponents, with no forgiveness for honest mistakes or simply not knowing some piddling issue might be a violation.  Meanwhile, they feel free to ignore such rules, assuming they exist only to rein in the bad behavior of bad people (their opponents) and surely not to impede the good intentions of good people (them.) 

 


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Unfortunately for them, Republicans are fed up with being held to rigid standards that Democrats ignore.  Some of our newly-minted far-left Congress members who railed about holding Trump’s people “accountable” are suddenly discovering that there are a lot of federal laws, rules and regulations that they never imagined existed, or if so, that would ever apply to them.  

 

For instance, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has little tolerance for anyone who disagrees with her radical politics, but she thinks she’s under unfair scrutiny when watchdogs look into her housing arrangements, her boyfriend’s salary, and now, the question of whether an out-of-state PAC provided over eight times more services to her campaign than is allowed by the FEC.

 

https://nypost.com/2019/03/02/ocasio-cortezs-chief-of-staff-might-have-broken-campaign-finance-laws/

 

And she’s hardly the only self-righteous leftist firebrand who points out the speck in other people’s eyes while allegedly ignoring the telephone pole in her own:

 

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/03/the_corruption_is_starting_early_with_the_new_class_of_farleft_democrats.html


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Are some of these questions picky or motivated by partisanship?  Maybe, but so what?  Welcome to our world.  Besides, this is of special importance since so many of the freshman Democratic class embrace socialism, one of the fatal flaws of which is that it greatly rewards corrupt government officials.  Some of these people haven’t been in office long enough to warm their chairs yet, and they’re already dreaming of remaking America and spending trillions of dollars, all while displaying questionable ethics regarding public money and financial regulations.  This is how Venezuela got a class of billionaires who just happened to be relatives and underlings of Hugo Chavez.  

 

Judging from their angry response to inquiries about their finances, our new leftist Fearless Leaders don’t like it when the rules they’ve weaponized against Republicans get turned on them.  The New York Post story includes this quote from Tom Anderson of the watchdog group, the Government Integrity Project at the National Legal and Policy Center in Virginia, who sums it up in a nutshell:   

 

“They believe their cause is so great that they don’t have to play by the rules. They believe that they are above campaign finance law.”

 

They are in for a rude awakening.  Republicans have had enough of weaponized laws and selective, partisan prosecutions.  It’s time to put the blindfold back on Lady Justice and make the laws apply equally to all.  I can’t think of a better way to get Democrats to finally agree with Republicans that we need fewer federal laws and regulations than to start strictly enforcing them on Democrats as well.

 

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  • Reissa Reedy

    03/05/2019 09:35 PM

    Regarding “Social Media”...Is this something that might improve it?
    Florida State Senator Joe Gruters (R) has introduced a bill to protect free speech on social media and fine the biggest sites a minimum of $75,000 in statutory damages if they delete or censor a user's religious or political speech.

  • Don Chenault

    03/04/2019 03:32 PM

    What is shocking at this point in time, especially after the last 3 years, is how dimms all seem to escape accountability and repubs are
    constantly on the defense, being accused or before a "SPECIAL COUNCIL". Strange that the sc is made up of dimm supporters and
    clinton cheerleaders.. How did the republicans become so weak in the legal arena.. must be a logical reason

  • Sheri Keller

    03/04/2019 12:54 PM

    All that is heard around the United States of America lately is how divided it has become since President Trump was elected. What everyone has NOT seemed to see, get or understand is that it DID NOT just happen after his election.
    In fact it became more relevant since Hilary Clinton was put into the position of First Lady. In actual fact it has happened before that but did not fully effect the entire country.
    Some reference notes:
    REMEMBER WHEN BILL CLINTON WAS PRESIDENT?
    (January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001—two terms)

    When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over an attempt to reform health care.

    Her proposed plan was so bad that many Democrats came up with competing plans of their own in protest, and in spite of threats and intimidation, on September 26, 1994, the “Hillarycare” bill was declared dead.

    This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million for studies, promotion, and other efforts.

    Then, President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood—both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration.

    Next, she chose Janet Reno, which husband Bill described as "my worst mistake."

    (Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting in dozens of deaths of women and children.)

    Husband Bill also allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission—Lani Guanier was her selection.

    After considerable backlash from prominent Democratic senators concerning Ms. Guanier's radical views, Bill Clinton withdrew her name from nomination, stating that she did not represents the civil rights views that he had championed during his campaign.

    However, apparently a slow learner, husband Bill continued to allow Hillary to make more recommendations.

    She chose former law partners, Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department.

    Her selections went well: Hubbel went to prison, Foster (presumably) committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.

    (Is anyone wondering yet what her Supreme Court Justice appointments would be like?)

    Many younger voters will have no knowledge of "Travelgate," the first major ethics controversy during Bill’s presidency.

    Hillary wanted to award unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend, Harry Thompson—but the White House Travel Office refused to comply.

    She trumped up allegations of financial mismanagement and reported seven long-time White House employees to the FBI. This ruined their reputations, got them fired, and caused a thirty-six month investigation.

    Eventually, most of the employees were reinstated and Clinton associates were forced out of the travel office. Only one White House employee, Billy Dale, was charged with a crime—the enormous crime of mixing personal and White House funds; a jury acquitted him in less than two hours.

    Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House Security.

    When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the President denied even knowing Livingstone, and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the White House.

    Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents.

    Next, when women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the "bimbo eruption" and scandal defence.

    Let’s look at some of her more notable decisions in this regard . . .

    She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation, they settled with Ms. Jones.

    She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor.

    After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs.

    Hillary's devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his license to practice law for 'lying under oath' to a grand jury, followed by his subsequent impeachment by the House of Representatives.

    Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, "I do not recall," "I have no recollection," and "I don't know" a total of 56 times while under oath. (Sound familiar?)

    After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had "mistakenly thought was hers."

    So you see, the email scandal and all of her malfeasance regarding the handling of Top Secret information, not to mention the "pay to play" schemes of the Clinton Foundation, are nothing new.

    Hillary’s entire political career has been nothing but a web of lies, corruption and destruction in her quest for power.

    Is anyone else ready to say, “Enough is enough!”?

    But unfortunately, I’m sure her loyal fans will say, "What difference does it make?...........since then; Benghazi, the Tarmac meeting between bill and The AG, using a non secure server as sec of state, deleting 33,000 emails
    While under investigation, destroying blackberry devices, selling uranium to Russia, paying for a false dossier and having her people submit it to the FBI as credible evidence for a federal warrant, stacking the FBI and the DOJ to avoid her own prosecution...
    I’m sure I missed a few more major crimes. It’s hard to keep up with the Clinton’s.
    There are also the happenings that took place while they held the office of Governor of Arkansas.
    And much more

    If people really want to bring the United States of America back to a more harmonious way of being, one of the first things is Equal justice under the laws of the country MUST ABSOLUTELY happen. In order for anything to start to be corrected then people who have been breaking the laws of the country must be brought before the judicial courts. If no one, especially Hilary Clinton, are never brought before the courts then people will NEVER believe in the country or its constitutional laws EVER again.
    She has flaunted the law, been aided and protected as has been shown for way to many years.

    People are tired of the two tiered system that has been happening in the country for years. All one has to do is look back through the history of the country to see that there has already been a two tiered system. It only affected the minorities mostly in the country but it has been going on for years. The most noted community is the African American community, whom have been saying this for years! Now in the history of the American people it is being seen and happening too more citizens than has ever happened before.

    If justice is to truly be put back in place in the United States of America, then the justice system must not only have the blindfold put back on. It MUST ABSOLUTELY be that of equal justice for ALL is enforced, not just as is written under the constitution and laws of the country.

  • Geneva clayton

    03/04/2019 12:44 PM

    Can you please explain to me how president Trump broke campaign finance laws? I thought he financed his campaign himself. If he did WHY does it matter to the dog?

  • Vicky Thomas

    03/04/2019 12:12 PM

    I would sure like to see just one republican stand up and do something.....