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Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Rule of Law



Friends, I strongly recommend to you this article by Carl Cannon about the recent raid on President Trump's personal lawyer.  Cannon is right -- we have arrived at a place where the rule of law and our constitutional/democratic order is under threat.  The law itself is being weaponized and twisted in the effort to destroy a duly-elected U.S. President.  Ultimate responsibility for this fiasco rests with liberals, who are adding fuel to the fire on a daily basis, but some responsibility must also reside with Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein, who hired the attack dog Mueller in the first place.  We should probably take seriously the possibility, however, that Mueller is trying to bait Trump into firing him, or Sessions, or Rosenstein, or otherwise to overreact in such a way as to bring about his own downfall.  Our response should therefore be measured and carefully considered.  Nonetheless, I think we need to confront the likelihood that Mueller will, by whatever artifice, create a pretext for impeachment.  Hopefully, a Republican Congress will see that pretext for what it is: a coup in disguise.  The best way to ensure that outcome, moreover, is to keep the House in Republican hands.  That must be priority one.

You can read Carl Cannon's analysis here:

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/04/14/raid-on-trump-lawyer-crossed-the-line-into-special-prosecutorial-abuse/

3 comments:

  1. Dr. Waddy: Read the article and your commentary; what to say first - here goes the stream of consciousness. First, whatever the Attorney General did to Debs a century ago, Debs deserved. He was a traitor and wanted to be America's Lenin. Lenin was known to issue, la-de-da, orders such as "hang 5000 peasants" in areas he deemed deserving of chastisement.Like all commies, Debs would have departed the human race if in power. So I do not think the action taken against him to be an analog for the raid on Cohen. I'm appalled by what happened to Manafort and his wife; maybe it was motivated by the kind of politically correct CYA that requires the searching of 85 year old ladies at airports as if they were potential shoe bombers. Beware common sense; its some manner of unacceptable "ism". Oh well, people of our persuasion have known for ever so long that the left is fundamentally totalitarian. And we know that they have been stung to the quick by the defeat of the one who would sealed the deal for them and for the ascension of one who openly and happily disdains them,is not bound by "politics as usual" and personifies the real America they loathe. If Mueller is engaged in a "united front" with them to destroy our President, out of an inability to understand that we have finally empowered a true nonpolitician, then it is to be expected that methods unbound by traditional legal ethics may be used. I'd guess that 40 to 50 percent of the current legal profession has been ruined by the academically dominant Critical Legal Studies school, which holds that our legal tradition is simply one of elites protecting their privileges(and how powerful tradition/precedent is in the painfully evolved English legality and its branches in the English speaking world). Embrace of this belief enables rejection of accumulated wisdom, resort to "feelings" for justification and the rule of transcendent individuals in their righteousness and "unquestionable" justice. So yes, I do think the Cohen raid to be injurious to the rule of law as we know it and yet again, symptomatic of what the left intends.

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  2. Yes, due process isn't what it used to be. Liberals see no problem in any of these high-handed actions, though. That's what's troubling. Any prosecutorial tactic is justified, because Trump and anyone associated with him are already acknowledged as guilty. Anything Trump does is a violation of SOME law, because, well, he's Trump. I honestly question whether a democracy can survive under these circumstances. Elections are irrelevant, after all, when it's illegal for Republicans to draw breath, let alone exercise political power.

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  3. Dr. Waddy: If politics by prosecution, especially when tactics such as perjury traps and pushing the limits of due process are used, becomes institutionalized then democracy is in big trouble, I agree. Its getting so that elections are simply the opening play in the selection and empowerment of office holders.

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