Yesterday was another day when we saw the devolution of justice in this country. Many of us who are paying attention see it on a daily basis as we wander and read and watch to see what is happening to this country we love. Even those that don’t have any great love for the country should care because it’s simply where they live. Justice is the roof that covers us all. Without it the roof has holes and the rains and the injustices come in. On all of us – the patriotic and those who disdain patriotism alike.
We often hear that “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Nor can a house that isn’t sturdy and strong. Our Founding Fathers provided us with a strong foundation in the Constitution but that too is under assault.
However today I wish to talk about justice. Because of what happened to Hillary Clinton yesterday, or rather what didn’t happen it is front and center on my mind.
I confess, as a cynic, I’m not a bit surprised that the FBI didn’t recommend criminal charges be filed against Hillary Clinton. It is exactly what I expected to happen. Expected and yet wanted so badly to be wrong.
When people like the Clintons go through life ignoring rules and laws as if they don’t apply to them we should all be outraged. Justice is for all isn’t it? Justice is for the big and powerful as well as for the small and powerless or it is nothing.
Yesterday FBI Director James Comey, in his cowardly statement showed us, once again, that if you have the right name, the name Clinton at least, you don’t have to obey the law or play by the rules.
Comey said that Clinton used “Extremely careless behavior”. Careless is when you don’t put the lid back on the mayonnaise or leave the windows open when it is supposed to rain. Careless? With our nation’s secrets? Casper Milquetoast of the FBI.
James Comey also showed us that his reputation as one of the few honest men in Washington D.C. was not deserved. What’s the going price for a good reputation these days Director Comey? Because in your own words you indicted Hillary Clinton. Then you babbled about her being
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Corruption and dishonesty are nothing new in government. The first malefactors were trying to get around the Constitution before the ink was dry. Such is the nature of mankind. There are always crooks and there is always corruption. BUT the Department of Justice and the FBI are supposed to be there to protect us from such people. Instead they protect them from us.
What then of the watchdogs of the people? The press? Once simply written press and now a whole technology with sight and sound and fury. And not much doing the watchdog thing anymore. Because they took sides. Once that happened their integrity, their scruples, their ability to inform was gone. There are some few honest journalists around. Few and far between and an endangered species.
Media Moguls like Rupert Murdock decide who are candidates for office will be. His “news” channel, FOX has operated as a free media campaign for Donald Trump for over a year. Watchdogs to lapdogs if and when it serves their purpose. The media on the left, which is most of media gave Trump a billion dollars worth of free press and now will spend that much to tear him down to bring up Hillary Clinton.
It’s just my opinion but the one belongs in jail and the other belongs in a mental institution. Those are your choices come November boys and girls. And how did we sink so low?
Barack Obama has flouted the law and flaunted doing it for 7+ years. He brags about his pen and his phone to make law. Which is against the law. The media cheered him on.
The opposition party mostly cowered lest they be called racists. Because if the first black president breaks the law, ignores the rules calling him on it would be racist. What does the law matter compared to being called names by the left and their attack dogs in the media?
The painful truth is that we elected these people. The laughingly called law makers who make law that apply to me and thee but not to them.
We watch and enrich the liars and cheats in the media. We are all guilty of what our country has become. We enable it.
We rant and rave about how angry we are with congress. Then 91% of them are returned to office every election. The idea seems to be that your Representatives or Senators are bad but ours are not.
We often complain that we need smarter better people in Washington D.C. I think we need smarter better people voting for who goes to Washington D.C. Until we do we will continue to having Justice for Some.