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No Longer a Government of Laws
John Adams' vision for our country is in disarray.
The world is upside down. I need not convince you of that. You are living through it. Words are violence, they tell us, but some physical violence is mostly peaceful. Standing as a sign of respect for the national anthem is not admirable; kneeling disrespectfully, however, is praiseworthy. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a day when people are judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin is actually racist. Anti-racism requires racism.
Our "smartest and brightest" think it fair for men to compete in women's sports and even affirm men can get pregnant. Just a few years ago, most people, even on the left, mocked the irrational idea. But the nonsense dominates our top leadership today. I recently came across a clip of Texas State Representative James Talrico (D- Texas 52) speaking in opposition to a bill protecting female categories in sports. He said, "modern science obviously recognizes that there are many more than two biological sexes—in fact there are six."
Oh, he is serious. Notice it is "obvious" to him. He does admit that "he is not a biologist," channeling his inner Ketanji Brown Jackson, who, as you know, is currently protecting women's rights as a justice to the nation's highest court, even though she cannot define what a woman is because she is not a biologist— obviously.
Law and order are also suffering under this cultural transformation. John Adams famously called us "a nation of laws, not men." But it is increasingly evident that this is no longer the case. The stunning corruption we are witnessing at the U.S. Department of Justice and beyond speaks of a nation, not of laws but of lawlessness.
We are reverting to a nation of men, not laws. The phrase describes a country where raw power (personalities and political allegiances) rule, whatever the law says. In such a society, the subjective, private self-interests and opinions of a few drive national policy and even the way the law is applied.
The typical Friday news dump of U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland's appointment of David Weiss as special counsel in the Hunter Biden probe was just the latest example of this phenomenon. The law today seems subservient to the Biden Family's desires.
Weiss has been investigating Hunter Biden since 2018. After allowing several statutes of limitation to run out, to the great benefit of Hunter Biden, Weiss finally announced a plea deal in June that was so one-sided the judge had them go back to the drawing board. It basically gave Hunter Biden immunity far beyond the scope of the current charges.
The epic failure put even more heat on the shady dealings at DOJ. Whistleblowers already claimed that Weis was pressured into not bringing charges against Hunter Biden. Now there is clear proof of their unprecedented work to protect the President's son.
But, if he had full authority, why does he now seek more (fuller?) authority under the special counsel designation?
The sympathetic media is already in full defense mode, suggesting that this would give Weiss more power to "request for a change of venue." Except Weiss had already emphatically said he had "never been denied the authority to bring charges in any jurisdiction."
House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-Kentucky 1) had another take on the move: "The Biden Justice Department is trying to stonewall congressional oversight as we have presented evidence to the American people about the Biden family's corruption."
After everything we have seen, it is hard to argue with that. Even for this technical, and according to DOJ, unnecessary designation, the Biden-Garland DOJ has to ignore the letter of the law for special counsel qualifications, which says that "The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government." Weiss was not only selected from inside the government, but Garland announced that he "will also continue to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware."
Considering DOJ’s blatant manipulation of the law to favor its friends alongside the unprecedented abuse of procedures to punish political opponents, it is sad to admit but John Adams' vision for our country is in disarray.
The good news is that our country defeated such tyranny in the past, and we can do so again. The first step is exposing the abuses. The American people need to know. We must raise our voices at every turn, come what may. We must speak truth to power. We must reject the government of men.