“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” – Ayn Rand
I am not a big fan of Ayn Rand. (I know some of you are, but please don’t bother to convert me. It is a waste of time.) She has brilliant insights at times, however, and this is one. Somehow it seems particularly relevant after recent revelations about the corruption within the Mueller investigation.
He and his team seem intent on validating Lavrentiy Beria’s saying “Show me the man, and I’ll find you the crime.” We have enough laws in this country that everyone is violating one. Which means we are all at the mercy of prosecutors who can exercise or withhold prosecutoral discretion based on whatever whim takes their fancy.