I have a new standard for the easiest job that will never be done, that of reestablishing the nation’s faith in equal justice. Assuming that the good guys (not a partisan assessment) get into office and an Attorney General is appointed who is truly one of the last boy scouts, he or she would face an easy task. Those profiting from government corruption have provided everything necessary to bring about their own demise.
It is truly amazing that we as a nation have strayed so very far from the vision of those great patriots of long ago who dreamed of a land free from the tyranny of corruption and self interest that governed the nations of Europe.
That band of stalwart individuals conspired to end their subjugation to a tyrannical system that had been in power for over a thousand years and they pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor (yes, there once was such a thing) to the task. And that group managed to inspire a rag tag bunch of citizen soldiers to defeat the most powerful army on the planet and then went on to craft a new form of government, one which empowered the people to control their elected officials.
But as the passage of time has demonstrated, elected officials do not wish to be controlled by the people. Individually and as a group they think that they are better then, more clever than, and by some divine right ordained to be set above the masses. Add to this elitist attitude a measure of greed and you soon get the government we have today.
Our near dystopian quagmire that passes for a deliberative body of citizen politicians did not appear overnight. It is the result of a slow erosion of the rights given by God and codified in our Constitution coupled to the willingness of a series of administrators, legislators and members of the judicial to treat their offices as marketable commodities.
And so Ben Franklin’s “A republic is you can keep it” has developed into the most powerful corrruptocracy in the history of mankind, No nation has ever been cursed with such an assortment of highly placed individuals dedicated to the acquisition of personal wealth and power on the one hand and a desire to destroy the system of government that allowed them to prosper on the other.
It has been said that for evil to triumph all it requires is that good people do nothing. The opposite is also true but where are those good people willing to pledge their lives, fortunes and sacred honor the task?
The irony is that the elements of evil have provided the means for their own destruction. They have done so by simple overreach and overconfidence. At some point those oh so clever criminals among the so-called elite came to regard themselves as so powerful that it was no longer necessary to conceal what they were doing and so ample evidence is readily accessible for any honest branch of law enforcement to use.
As I said in the beginning this is the easiest problem that will never be solved. It takes only one person to get the snowball rolling downhill, a person the likes of whom we have not had in a very long time, an honest Attorney General. That AG would have to be a person who truly believed in the equal enforcement of the law without regard to the status or political alliances of those being charged with a crime. He or she would have to be honest, moral, ethical and apolitical and still willing to become immersed in the sewer that is Washington D.C..
The January 6th committee is supposed to be searching for truth but ignores the 14000 hours of surveillance video that, were it to be brought forward, would provide all the answers they claim to be seeking. Hunter Biden’s laptops alone could sink his family’s criminal empire, An honest FBI would have long since released Jeffrey Epstein’s cache of taped evidence against his clients. Peter Schweitzer’s new book, ‘Red Handed, has 92 pages of well researched, well documented footnotes concerning the corrupt practices of political figures, tech giants, oligarchs and corporate moguls in their dealings with just one country, China. Also not hidden is the fact that tech giants, oligarchs and politicians have openly aided and abetted illegal border crossings, drug smuggling and human trafficking without any legal consequences.
This is by no means a comprehensive listing. An accounting of the hidden in plain sight criminal activities of our so-called leaders and members of the elite could go on ad infinitum but the bottom line is that the perpetrators have all sown the seeds of their own destruction, confident that no one will have the ability or even an interest in reigning in their transgressions.
And perhaps they are right. Reformers come and reformers go but the denizens of The Swamp, adept as they are at treading quicksand, continue to endure and prosper.
I wonder, is there any sacred honor left out there?
Very well stated piece. Not a partisan bone in its body but gets the point across that the whole system is being exploited at the expense of the masses.
Thanks for your thoughts. In my opinion one of the greatest impediments to solving the problem of unequal justice is the insistence on labeling it a partisan issue. Without regard to which side of the aisle you are on that approach gives cover to roughly half of the equally guilty perpetrators.