Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Just Screw Them All

I really thought we were a nation governed by rule of law. Hillary Clinton proves otherwise and rubs it in our face. So screw them all. When I'm called for jury duty, unless it is a case of violence, I'll resort to jury nullification by voting to acquit.

This is truly unbelievable:

Today, the FBI sold out the Rule of Law in America. After describing clear evidence of extensive mishandling of classified national security information, FBI Director James Comey announced that the FBI will not recommend indicting former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. This is naked crony government, ugly and exposed. Comey’s decision will go down as one of the government’s worst assaults on truth in its War on Honesty.

Why not practice jury nullification for the little people? If Hillary Clinton won't be prosecuted for putting our national security at risk with her private email server, we know we don't have a nation of laws that apply to all of us.

I truly believed our law enforcement establishment would do the right thing and indict. But no, the powerful have different rules. Rules that make them rich and immune to consequences.

Unless this isn't actually over, I just don't get it.

We're watching rule of law die right before us.

Even that Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch meeting wasn't too much for our system to throw out at us and expect us to accept it as business as usual--for the powerful.

I will have to wait for that jury duty chance, of course.

As for November? Yes, I despise Donald Trump. I find him revolting at a personal and policy level. On a good day he is a clown. But ...

Hillary Clinton cannot be allowed in the White House. Voters simply must reject her to correct the injustice of this day. Hillary is corrupt to her very core. And if she wins, she will enter the White House already knowing that she could quite probably get away with murder--even if she stood in Times Square and told her secret service detail to gun down random pedestrians.

So I will vote for Trump. And with an unindicted Clinton as the alternative, I will no longer feel like I need to take a shower every day to make up for that exercise in choosing the slightly lesser of two weasels.

No, I will vote for Trump with the knowledge that our nation would be better off with a clown in office and that I did my part to prevent a criminal enterprise in a pant suit from becoming our president.

So just fuck them. I thought I lived in a nation of laws. I do not.

UPDATE: I'm not the only one with this reaction.

UPDATE: Although Trump works hard to undermine my resolve.

Still, this is the bottom line (direct link if you have WSJ access):

Most distressing is what this episode augurs for another Clinton Administration. Mrs. Clinton deliberately sought to evade the Federal Records Act, recklessly flouted laws on handling classified information, spent a year lying about it, and will now have escaped accountability. This will confirm the Clinton family habit, learned so painfully in the 1990s, that they can get away with anything if they deny it long enough and are protected by a friendly media and political class.

A president Trump will be held accountable by the partisan media and political class for whatever he does, plans to do, thinks of doing, or might do. That is the difference that compels me to vote for Trump and to feel no guilt for that decision.

UPDATE: When the FBI's reputation for honestly enforcing the law (and doing it competently) falters, our country will suffer.

And if you dislike our politics now, just wait until rule of law is totally gone and your success relies on who you know--and whether the person you know wields power.

And to complement that, without rule of law, economic growth will slow, making it all the more important to know people to direct public money to you or get the needed permits. "I'm with her" is more than a slogan, it's a path to career success--at the expense of others not with her.

Think our politics are rough now? You ain't seen nothing.

But this is the path we are on.

UPDATE: Yet many of the elites still consider themselves deserving of all the benefits they receive and plan to receive.

But they have failed. We need new elites. Or old elites capable of reforming themselves. Or a mixture of both.

UPDATE: I could have sworn that dissent was the highest form of patriotism. Apparently that statement is non-operative.

UPDATE: A question for Milbanks (given his column just above), is a war on cops equally harmful to rule of law as questioning Comey's logic?