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After a man armed with a gun carrying 23 rounds of ammunition was shot while fleeing police in Milwaukee, riots ensued. Racism was in full swing by people who participated. Businesses were damaged, and the neighborhood’s residents were at risk. The riots were the latest manifestation of trickle down lawlessness from elected leaders.
In a speech given in West Bend (IN), GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump repeated his commitment to law and order. He didn’t just talk about police, though. He did something no other candidate is doing.
Trump made a pledge:
“On government corruption, I am going to restore honor to our government. We’ve seen the corruption of Hillary Clinton, the mass email deletions, the pay-for-play at the State Department, the profiteering, the favors given to foreign corporations and governments at your expense. We’ve seen a former Secretary of State lie to Congress about her illegal email scheme, risk innocent American lives, and bring dishonor onto our government.”
Then he said the words no other presidential contender is saying: “No one will be above the law.”
Americans have been witness to the opposite of Trump’s paradigm for many years.
THE NOMINEE’S SCANDALS
Presently in the news are Mrs. Hillary Clinton’s denials about classified information transmitted on her personal servers comprising the system she used for official government emails. Media have been complicit in giving cover to the Democrats’ presidential nominee. When the subject arises, virtually every media outlet in the nation references “a server.” That is not true.
As FBI director James Comey said, Mrs. Clinton “used several different servers and administrators of those servers.” Despite repeated false statements, Mrs. Clinton received a pass few others would receive.
The FBI may have been hamstrung—President Barack Obama’s Dept. of Justice wasn’t about to derail his party’s nominee for president, a nominee elected by deception in the Democrat National Committee as the DNC head’s resignation on the eve of the national convention showed.
Meanwhile, in congressional testimony, Comey also admitted there was “No doubt uncleared people had access to Hillary Clinton’s server.”
Mrs. Clinton isn’t alone in her failures and infractions.
After Americans learned the IRS had nullified activist groups’ rights to freedom of speech, no employee faced charges. Pundits opposed to government corruption have claimed squelching these voices ahead of Obama’s reelection campaign impacted the vote. And we heard claims similar to those Comey made against Clinton when he characterized her secretary of state practices as “extremely careless.”
No IRS bureaucrat will be penalized for 1st Amendment breaches, and DOJ’s reasoning is an insult to every American with common sense:
“That probe found ‘substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia leading to the belief by many tax-exempt applicants that the IRS targeted them based on their political viewpoints. But poor management is not a crime,’ Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik said in a letter.”
That statement is worthy of spin from a third world regime.
GOVERNMENT LAWLESSNESS CAUSED PEOPLE TO DIE
Trickle down lawlessness has a cost in human lives as well.
Multiple award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson covered the Fast and Furious scandal involving the US government running guns into Mexico without tracking them properly. Attkisson disclosed:
“[A] total of 94 Fast and Furious firearms have been recovered in Mexico City and 12 Mexican states, with the majority being seized in Sonora, Chihuahua and Sinaloa. Of the weapons recovered, 82 were rifles and 12 were pistols identified as having been part of the Fast and Furious program. Reports suggest the Fast and Furious guns are tied to at least 69 killings.”
Even drug kingpin “El Chapo” had a Fast and Furious weapon when he was arrested. One of the Islamist shooters at a cartoon contest in Texas had a Fast and Furious weapon.
Obama blocked release of documents related to Fast and Furious until a federal judge made him turn them over to Congress.
What did Mrs. Clinton as secretary of state know about Fast and Furious, in light of the fact the country of Mexico wasn’t told about it as it progressed? No media have bothered to ask her.
EPA GONE ROGUE
Numerous stories of bureaucrats’ corruption appear in media. One of the worst involved a so-called “climate expert” working for EPA who stole approximately $1 million taxpayer dollars. He was convicted of fraud and given only 32 months in prison. Obama and his EPA administrator Gina McCarthy turned a blind eye to this outrage, with the Dept. of Justice likely prosecuting the man only because the case drew so much attention from media.
The crook was allowed to “retire voluntarily with full benefits,” said Watchdog group Judicial Watch in the August edition of the group’s news bulletin [print, pg. 13]
CLINTON APPOINTED JUDGE GOES EASY ON DEMOCRAT RACKETEER
Local and state level bureaucrats in the Democrats’ party have also broken laws in cases media gave little attention to.
Anti-gun zealot Leland Yee, considered a rising star by Dems, was found guilty of racketeering in California. Yee, a state senator, according to reports, knew the weapons he helped traffic would be used by anti-US terrorists. The outrageous conclusion to his sordid saga is that he only drew a five year sentence, but that’s not the half of it.
The federal judge who sentenced Yee, Charles Breyer, is the brother of a leftwing Supreme Court Justice. Both men were appointed by none other than Mrs. Clinton’s husband Bill.
In other news, the state of Pennsylvania’s Attorney General has just been convicted “of all nine counts in a perjury and obstruction case related to a grand jury leak.” This Democrat’s conviction followed the state’s conviction of her fellow Democrat the state treasurer’s conviction for extortion.
NO, MRS. CLINTON DIDN’T TURN OVER ALL HER EMAILS
On August 16, we learned more about Mrs. Clinton’s servers scandal. Despite the fact she claimed she had turned over all emails stored on one personal server, it turns out numerous other disks were not turned over.
This is one reason why Republicans in the House are justified in pursuing an investigation into possible perjury charges. The Dept. of Justice refused to do its job. Someone needs to even if Democrats are tired of hearing about Mrs. Clinton’s scandal.
Anyone holding the position of secretary of state should be held accountable, and Mrs. Clinton’s political class privilege should not exempt her.
TRICKLE DOWN LAWLESSNESS
These citations are but a sampler of how deep corruption goes within government at various levels, including the executive branch of the United States government. When top elected officials get away with crime, should we legitimately expect the public to respect law and order, especially in urban areas impacted by both local gangs and transnational gangs the current administration has deliberately imported and in many cases, conferred illicit amnesty upon?
“[N]o justifiable claims of an illegitimate use of force against an unarmed individual appears to have any merit. Milwaukee police revealed that the suspect in the incident was in fact armed with a stolen semi-automatic handgun carrying 23 rounds of ammunition.
A still capture from the officer’s body-worn camera allegedly also showed the suspect turning toward the officer with gun in hand immediately prior to the officer using deadly force.
‘The individual did turn toward the officer with a firearm in his hand,’ Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said, Fox News reported.”
For doing his job, and quite possibly saving lives of innocents, that Milwaukee policeman is now the target of death threats after his name and photo were leaked by someone within a bureaucracy.
Thus far, of any candidate in either major party, Trump is the only contender pledging to hold government as accountable as you or I, or anyone of any color or income quintile would be held if we broke the law and harmed the body or property of another, or deprived someone of their civil rights.
Lawlessness trickles down from leadership. At present, it is epidemic and the only way that will change is to avoid putting Clinton the 2nd in the White House and take a chance on someone who can be an agent of real change.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Aug. 17, 2016)
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