Ticked off? You bet!
That ought to be the slogan for this period in America. For, in case you’ve missed it, lots of folks are angry. Writer-historian Victor Davis Hanson recently listed what he thought angered us most. For me, one item rankled more than the others: Law – what law?
His point is that the law is now malleable. He cites the deal at Chrysler. Where government ignored law. It took money from people who Chrysler owed and give it to the unions. He cites the shakedown of BP. “Of course, BP is demonic in its Gulf performance, but where does Obama obtain the legal right to demand $20 billion in confiscated capital (why then not…$200 billion?).”
A lot of folks feel anger when they read that various cities have declared they will ignore immigration law. They declare themselves sanctuary cities. Where illegal immigrants won’t be prosecuted. In their anger folks wonder how liberal elites in such cities would feel if other cities called a holiday on rape and murder laws. Come to Fresno and molest children at will. In other words, aren’t all laws supposed to be enforced?
Various government officials cheated on their taxes. Because they were “needed” for their jobs they were not prosecuted. Most of us know that if we are caught cheating, the IRS would prosecute. “But my job is so important …” won’t cut it for us.
The former governor of New York broke laws when he hired hookers in D.C. Was he prosecuted? No. Instead, various party pals are trying to find ways to sneak him back into political offices.
How often have male politicians and other male celebs been caught up in prostitution and not been prosecuted? While the lowly women got nailed.
Lately we have a whistle blower from the Justice Department claiming he and others were told not to prosecute crimes against blacks. The case in point was about the thugs who intimidated voters outside polling stations in the last election. Justice refused to prosecute. Folks ask: If the thugs had been white, do you suppose the Attorney General might have prosecuted?
Look at the passes politicians give each other. Year after year congressguys are found to be violating the rules of Congress. They are found to be violating our laws, in sleazy activities. Their colleagues do little more than slap their wrists.
Various states brazenly violate laws with their budgets. The states have laws that allow no more borrowing above a certain level. So the pols have some agencies do the borrowing. In ways that keep the loans from appearing on the states’ books. Clever. Technically not illegal. But it stinks.
Speeding tickets tossed. Obvious bribes dressed up as campaign contributions. Campaign money, in bundles of cash, from foreigners. Refusing to deport illegals. Stuff like this ticks-off people.
Madame Justice is supposed to wear a blindfold. Too many of us figure the blindfold is there to hide her wink.
From Tom ... as in Morgan.
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