15 Feb Why FISA-Gate Matters to Millennials
In summary form, here’s why:
- Understanding the full dimensions of FISA-Gate is a shortcut way to learn of the exceptional nature of what the Founders intended government to be (the long way is to spend years tracing the development of government philosophy in world and American and Christian history)
- The Declaration and Constitution did not establish political parties; did not set up ‘right’ and ‘left’, or ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’; it set up government by ‘we the people’, not by ruling elites or hierarchies…
o EACH OF US MATTERS IN DETERMINING HOW WE ARE GOVERNED
- American government is to operate through the consent of the governed, not by the dictates of a cabal of bureaucrats or appointees…
o THERE IS NO UNIQUE WISDOM OR SUPERIOR CHARACTER INHERENT IN GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES OR APPOINTEES; AND THEY ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY
- The American ideal of the ‘rule of law’ is the blindfolded Lady Justice: applying the law equally to everyone, regardless of race, gender, economic status or political affiliation….
o YOU NEVER WANT TO FIND YOURSELF ATTACKED IN COURT FOR YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS, WHETHER LEFT OR RIGHT
Here’s how FISA-Gate threatens each of these fundamental American values—
Hillary Clinton used a private email server because she wanted to hide her pay-for-play Clinton Foundation-fundraising-in-exchange-for-State-Department-favors scheme. The evidence is overwhelming via Uranium One and from simple data regarding the Clinton Foundation’s record of charitable giving as a percentage of donations received (and another 25 years of Clinton behavior) that she was and is corrupt to the core.
She was and is the quintessential unaccountable elitist, selling out the positions of ‘we the people’ for personal enrichment in brazen violation of law but with no fear of prosecution.
Obama did not want Hillary prosecuted for the felony of mishandling classified information via a private, unsecured email server because he used such email in his own communication with her. In other words, Obama is guilty of the same felonies Hillary is.
Obama publicly exonerated Hillary early in the investigation by saying she didn’t mean to jeopardize national security. The DOJ and FBI then went to work to implement Obama’s decision, irrespective of the facts or the laws of the nation.
In Comey’s infamous July 5, 2016 exoneration statement, he recited the overwhelming evidence of Hillary Clinton’s guilt, and then pronounced his conclusion that no prosecutor would take the case because of the absence of intent (which was not an element of the felonies she committed).
This was transparent lawlessness; it was the very opposite of the blindfolded Lady Justice—it was eyes-wide-open, very high-level appointees and bureaucrats completely altering the scales of justice to deliver a result that was irreconcilable with the facts and the law.
In addition to exonerating Clinton as part of shielding Obama, the DOJ and FBI went further to execute plans to assure that Obama’s chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, would win the Presidency. They polished up ‘salacious and unverified’ political opposition research to appear to have the flavor of a Russian connection, and used the secret FISA court to secure warrants to go hog-wild in the surveillance of the Trump campaign, and used what they gathered from that surveillance to undermine the Trump campaign, the Trump transition and the Trump presidency through relentless leaks, a contrived narrative of ‘Russian collusion’ followed by the contrived appointment of a special counsel, and media complicity throughout.
This is as profound an example as could be imagined of government by ruling cabal, and to hell with the will of the people.
And now we are on the cusp of a critical moment in American history, one that will have profound effects on the America millennials will inherit, live in, and govern in generations to come:
Will there be accountability? Will profoundly criminal behavior receive criminal punishment?
Because if criminality at the highest levels of government, and criminality as to subjects that go to the very structure of the American constitutional republic, can escape accountability, then the rule of law, and the Constitution as the supreme law of the land, will have been lost to the rule of men.
That’s what everyone warns about when they speak of ‘banana republics’: the law is whatever those in power say it is, and the political opponents of incumbents become enemies of the state, to be dealt with by all the investigatory and enforcement powers of that state. Citizen sovereignty will be an utter fiction; America as founded will be gone; and you will not want to live under the government that remains.
Your choice will be to live in conformity to a totalitarian authority’s views of right and wrong, or to have your life and livelihood threatened by non-conformity, in which case you will be living under the very antithesis of freedom.
That’s why FISA-Gate matters to millennials.
And if you’ve noticed, not one bit of the enormously consequential nature of FISA-Gate has anything to do with the person or personality of Donald Trump. He is convenient foil because of his many personal qualities which don’t fit the mold of recent Presidents.
The only narrative left for the defenders of the Obama/Clinton government’s behavior in FISA-Gate is that “Trump deserved it.”
That’s a non sequitur. Trump’s personality and character and leadership skills receive and deserve ongoing scrutiny, and will be left to the judgment of voters if he runs for re-election and, ultimately, of history. But a cabal’s pre-election judgment on those topics—made without regard to the core demands of justice to prosecute when the facts establish felonious behavior (in the case of Clinton), and to verify factual support for allegations before unleashing the surveillance powers of the government (in the case of Trump)—has no business being the basis for attempting to alter or fix or overturn an election; it is not an excuse for eviscerating the rule of law in America.