Laws are for Republicans

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One of the advantages of age is that it usually does give one a bit of perspective.  I lived through the Watergate Scandal as a young teenager and was appalled by it.  Forty years on it does appear like small potatoes thanks to our current administration.  Kevin Williamson at National Review Online gives us the details:

Richard Nixon was a snake who understood himself as such but had sufficient vestigial conscience to be ashamed of his snakery. When Tricky Dick wanted to spread a nasty rumor about a political rival, he insisted on a few degrees of separation between the deed and himself; when Harry Reid wants to spread lies about someone, he does so from the Senate floor and then laughs about it. In Nixon’s time, the political misuse of the IRS was considered a serious crime; today, it happens quite in the open without consequence. When Nixon insisted that his attorney general violate his official responsibilities for political reasons, Elliott Richardson understood what duty required, and resigned; Eric Holder, by way of comparison — suffice it to say that he understands his duty somewhat differently. Plus ça change: The worst interpretation of the Iran-contra affair was that senior figures in the Reagan administration, conspiring in secrecy, negotiated the sale of arms to the Iranians in order to secure the release of Americans being held hostage by Hezbollah, using the profits from that exchange to aid those fighting against the murderous Soviet proxy in Nicaragua. Sneaky and illegal but intended to secure real American national-security interests — surely, somewhere in the penumbras of the federal government, there is a black-budget agency chief who has approximately that as a job description. The Democrats howled about the sale of those anti-tank missiles to Tehran, of course, and one of the loudest howlers was John Kerry — who has just signed off on a deal delivering Tehran a nuclear weapon in a blue Tiffany box. Exactly what vital national-security interest that secures remains a mystery. 

Plus ça change: The worst interpretation of the Iran-contra affair was that senior figures in the Reagan administration, conspiring in secrecy, negotiated the sale of arms to the Iranians in order to secure the release of Americans being held hostage by Hezbollah, using the profits from that exchange to aid those fighting against the murderous Soviet proxy in Nicaragua. Sneaky and illegal but intended to secure real American national-security interests — surely, somewhere in the penumbras of the federal government, there is a black-budget agency chief who has approximately that as a job description. The Democrats howled about the sale of those anti-tank missiles to Tehran, of course, and one of the loudest howlers was John Kerry — who has just signed off on a deal delivering Tehran a nuclear weapon in a blue Tiffany box. Exactly what vital national-security interest that secures remains a mystery. 

Nixon complained that he could not get a break from the liberal press, that the Washington Post and the New York Times would go after him no matter what, that journalism had been replaced by vendetta. In 2015, when mobs threatened to descend upon a nonconformist pizzeria and burn it to the ground, the so-called liberals in the media cheered for the arsonists and argued that a business being threatened with violence for the unpopular political opinions of its owners is only getting “exactly what it deserved.”

Go here to read the rest.  Perhaps the deadliest legacy of the current administration is the contempt it constantly displays for the rule of law.  In the eyes of the Obama administration the rule of law is for their adversaries to observe, not them.  Once it becomes generally accepted that the law is a mere partisan weapon, deciding political struggles by the use of force is merely a matter of sooner or later.

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  1. Not sure what is more contemptible, contempt for the rule of law or lawmakers failing to hold the law breakers accountable. Where’s the opposition? Forget opposition. Just stand up and defend the Constitution and the law of the land.

  2. The phrase, “exactly what it deserves,” echoes on and on. What do we deserve? We the People…

    I’m grateful my father isn’t alive in this time period. He wouldn’t believe the evil being portrayed as “lifestyle choice,” and worse, the sodomy pill being swallowed by so many.

    Exactly what WE deserve and nuclear freedom for haters of America. Humm.. bring the marshmallows!

  3. This infection of liberalism has spread far and wide, and only radical surgery can excise it.

  4. This “vale of tears” ought not to be further despoiled by the ordaining of perjury in the public domain. The validation of perjury must not be imposed by law on the sovereignty of the person who constitutes the government. The sodomizer lies to his sperm and wants his lie to this sperm validated by the courts. The lesbian lies to her ovum. The politician lies to his constituents.
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    No florist, cake baker or photographer must, by the force of law, be coerced under penalty of fines and strictures, to contract business with a person who lies and boasts about it. Mob rule is orchestrated by Satan, the Great Liar, that is, like Harry Reid.
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    The loss of integrity and conscience defrauds constituents who tell the truth. Constituents of integrity and conscience who tell the truth are being disenfranchised of their right to the truth and left without representation. Taxpayers of integrity and conscience who fund the government are being taxed without representation.

  5. “radical surgery..”

    Radical surgery is in the forecast for Israel if an agreement is signed by Chief Muslim Barack. Inspectors to freely check on operation if agreement is made and production gets underway.
    Paul. This is your backyard. Any feelings on this deal? Israel doomed?

  6. Iran will have nuclear weaponry in a matter of a year or two. Civilian nuclear power is a cover for continued use of indigenous centrifuge enrichment of U-235. Fuel for light water reactors is enriched to 90%. Iran does not need continued centrifuge use for electricity production because it has enough < 5% enriched fuel for years. So why keep centrifuges unless weapons enrichment is the goal?
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    No, Israel not doomed. She has nukes. And God will not forsake His Chosen People even if they have erred. After all, He hasn't forsaken us.

  7. Change my statement. Light water reactor fuel is enriched to less than 5%. Weapons > 90%. Hate cell phone texting.

  8. Thank you Paul and Philip. Did I wish you a Happy Easter? If not Happy Easter.
    “And God will not forsake His Chosen People even if they have erred. After all, He hasn’t forsaken us.”

  9. Thank you Paul. A cover story! Obama will go down in history as infamously as Adolph Hitler.

    Happy Eastertide Mary and Paul.
    God’s choicest Blessings to you both.

  10. Guilty until not poven. Bring forth the instruments of torture . . .
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    Inquisitors’ instructions example: “You are to promise them favor and pardon if they confess the truth, but if not, you are to acquaint them that they will be condemned to death.”

  11. Kyle Miller- “Not sure what is more contemptible, contempt for the rule of law or lawmakers failing to hold the law breakers accountable” I agree with you Kyle, and I will point out that both Are contempt for the law. The contemptible lawbreakers and their contemptible supposed overseers are showing contempt for us!

  12. Go here to read the rest. Perhaps the deadliest legacy of the current administration is the contempt it constantly displays for the rule of law. In the eyes of the Obama administration the rule of law is for their adversaries to observe, not them.

    What amazes me is what the trio of Lerner, Shulman, and Koskinen have gotten away with thus far. You realize that the Watergate scandal took place on a 26 month timeline. We’re now at month 22 with the IRS mess and we have no clue who at the White House was responsible even though we’ve known for two years that, in contrast to his predecessor, Douglas Shulman was spending oodles of time there (which he had the audacity to attribute to the White House Easter Egg roll, etc). The indifference of all elements of the Democratic Party to the whole business makes it plain that the entire Washington Democratic establishment (including the press and the commentariat from academe) are essentially a claque of crooks and con men. If you’ve been following some of the activities of the Democratic ‘deep state’ in Wisconsin, you know that’s true in certain state capitals.

  13. Rule of Law means we rule regardless of law. Above the Law! That incorrect explanation of rule of law, is what is found in the Liberal schmucks that disregard the Peoples votes, and Judiciary over-reach circumvents the will of the majority. Hillary should now be used as a verb..meaning; to cheat. to lie or manipulate. to falsely give testimony and deceive.
    Example in a sentence; “The President was caught Hillarying agian when Iran launched three ICBM’s yesterday.”

    Paul W. Primavera is right.

    It’s going to take radical surgery.

  14. I suspect that there will come a time when the Silent Majority will say enough. Enough to unenforced immigration laws, enough to excessive taxation, spending, regulation and enforcement of evil laws, rules and regulations. Enough of one put-upon group after another – blacks, homosexuals, radical feminists, radical enviornmentalists. Enough of Common Core. Enough of an imperial judiciary. Enough of political correctness. Enough of a Senate that governs like a House of Lords. Enough of voter fraud. Enough of abortion being shoved down our throats. Enough.

    It could be Texas telling Washington, DC that the Civil War and the Constitution notwithstanding (certainly Washington ignores the Constitution), “Enough! You go to hell!” and having Oklahoma, Louisiana, and other states join in. It could be business owners going Galt and refusing to produce in the United States anymore. It could be a new Constitution ratified by enough states that cuts Washington, DC out of the picture in its entirety. It could be an armed insurrection.

    Watergate was NOTHING compared to the stunts FDR pulled and tried to pull. Clinton sold secrets from Los Alamos. He sold coffee klatsches at the White House. He sold rides on Air Force One. He was accused of rape more than once and the media attacked his accusers. Hillary is nasty and a failure at anything she has tried to do.

    Obumbler and his supporters deserve each other in their own special hell.

    The media cares not a bit about any of that stuff.

  15. Paul, respectfully I wouldn’t call the state of Israel God’s Chosen People. I’m no Isreal basher, but that particular nation state is not the same thing as the Jewish people in general and indeed the Jews are not the principle chosen people, Christians are.

  16. Watergate was NOTHING compared to the stunts FDR pulled and tried to pull.

    Yep, and these guys wouldn’t be pulling so many stunts if they were getting desperate.
    We’ve got to be smart about it, but we can do this. 😀

  17. Yes Paul “And God will not forsake His Chosen People even if they have erred. After all, He hasn’t forsaken us.”
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    True true– He will never forsake the Jews and He hasn’t forsaken us. People unknowing act in God’s loving plan — .
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    Whether or not the state of Israel claimed to be a fulfillment of prophecy–It is part of God’s work to save us all. He even works through tragedy. God in HIs Divine Providence rules, as they say with order and purpose..
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    Isaiah 14:26 This is the plan that is planned
    concerning the whole earth;
    and this is the hand that is stretched out
    over all the nations.
    27 For the Lord of hosts has planned,
    and who will annul it?
    His hand is stretched out,
    and who will turn it back?

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