Justice for Thee and Not for Me—by Ted Flint 12/16/21
Updated: Feb 3, 2022
Americans, by and large, are a law-abiding people. That’s what our Lord demands of each of us. Romans 13:1 states: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” It would be nice if our political leaders would willfully adhere to the same standard and submit themselves to the civil authorities.
But many on the political Left are lawless, and what’s worse, they appear to be getting away with their misdeeds. There are too many examples to include in one column, but here are just a few: As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conducted government business on a private email server. She also lied about the motivation for the attack at the U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya that led to the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. But Clinton is free, and by some accounts, is mulling another run for the Presidency in 2024.
Then there were the election irregularities in November, 2020 in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and other swing states that many supporters of Donald Trump believe swung the election to Joe Biden. In each of those states, election laws passed by Republican-controlled legislatures were altered by Democratic Governors and Secretaries of State in the weeks and months leading up to the election.
Those of us living in the People’s Republic of New York are all too familiar with the reign of Andrew Cuomo. The disgraced former Governor directed 9,000 Covid- infected patients be put in nursing homes resulting in the deaths of over 12,000 elderly New Yorkers. He then covered up the numbers. Adding insult to injury he made it possible for his brother and other friends to receive free Covid tests, which at the time were not available to nursing homes. Cuomo is also alleged to have used state resources and personnel to write a book touting his performance during the early days of the pandemic. He reportedly made 5.1 million dollars from the book deal, but unfortunately for Cuomo, the state ethics committee has ordered him to return the profits. These allegations are in State Attorney General Letitia James’ report, but if you’re waiting for Cuomo to pay the piper, don’t hold your breath.
The Left operates under one rule: the ends always justify the means.
There is almost never any punishment or repercussions for their wrongdoing, and in the case of Clinton and Cuomo, crimes. I know I should say “alleged “crimes because neither Cuomo nor Clinton have been convicted of anything. And that’s the issue.
Former FBI Director James Comey denied knowing who paid for the manufactured evidence contained in the Steele dossier which was used as a pretext to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. However, thanks to a court order, emails from a year earlier proved that Comey knew all along the Democratic National Committee paid for it. Comey has yet to face charges.
Peter Hitchens, brother of the late atheist Christopher Hitchens, once said that when he was a Trotskyite, he had no morals at all and set out to do what he thought was right at the expense of anybody and anything that got in his way. They (leftists) always believe so profoundly that what they’re doing is right.
Hillary recently had the audacity to proclaim: "We have to hold people accountable for their actions, particularly when those actions threaten our way of life, our rule of law, our future as a democracy."
For once, Clinton has made a statement with which most Americans would agree. Let’s hope that she is the first to be held accountable. But if history is any indicator, Clinton and the rest of her crooked leftist cohorts will never see the inside of a jail cell.