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Our republic has arrived at a critical moment in its battle with a deadly infection. The threat is hardly a virus. It is a perpetual cancer that any people valuing liberty will have to fight time and time again. As a nation, we were gifted with important tools for the fight. But they have grown rusty, mostly from lack of use and being pushed to the back of the shed for more shiny instruments pretending to be modern while only offering an ancient, destructive blunt force: authoritarian tyranny.
I contend that the latest symbol of this is not the Wuhan Mask Police but one who is supposed to be a guardian of those rusty but vital tools written into our Constitution. He is a living example of how deeply rooted and corrupting this cancer can be.
His chosen profession is one given the responsibility of seeing that the rule of law is applied properly in our republic. His latest actions in the Michael Flynn case have shown only disdain for that vital process and reinforces the powers of authoritarian tyranny that established such deep roots in an over-grown and elitist central government.
I will resist taking everyone through the twisted path of the case because one of my points is that it hardly stops with the judge, the case itself, the baseless “Russian Collusion” investigation or the corrupt previous administration. The tracks might be clear but walking through all the zig-zags in the brush and undergrowth can get one lost – or even distracted and bored. But the tracks are still deep and made by the same destructive critter.
Few have done a better of job of investigating, sorting out, and reporting the last three years of this trail than Lee Smith. Beyond his 2019 book on the subject, he has written a lot in the past few months. John Solomon is certainly another who has added greatly to the available facts. And the facts are now plentiful and growing clearer all the time for all but the willful blind.
I bring up Smith because his latest comments reinforce something I have felt all along about the whole issue. The major reason Flynn was targeted was not just his strained relation with President Obama but to protect as best they could the treasonous Iran Deal. Flynn was not only deadset against it but had the knowledge to help expose it and end it.
I am not sure if Judge Sullivan is being directed in this but the overall purpose is to protect Obama and keep the trail from being followed from this case into the underbrush of abuses that had been common in a two-term administration. Spying on American citizens did not begin with Michael Flynn. The construction of the entire Iran Deal was one lie and deception after another. Legalities were merely narrow barriers to be stepped around or ignored. To my simple mind, almost every foreign policy move made by the Obama administration benefitted Iran. The reason for that may be open to speculation but it doesn’t change the effect.
The tracks left by this creature carrying the cancer hardly stop at the Iran Deal. That is only one recent pause in a trail running from use of the IRS to attempt the destruction of opposing views, a “Fast and Furious” gun-running operation, undermining of the security of Eastern Europe, an across-the-board growth of police enforcement power for agencies ranging from BLM to the Department of Education, a network of lies and deals to sell an ill-conceived healthcare scheme and “shovel-ready” jobs which was actually a pay-off to party favorites.
Any large government agency with power is ripe for corruption. We have stood by while several have been corrupted and then weaponized against the free will of the individual, the very thing our republic was designed to protect.
But the tracks of this creature go back well past the previous administration. They can be trailed through several and into the so-called Progressive Era. It fact this cancer-carrying varmint goes back to our earliest history to when man first decided to rule other men. It has been called by several names and “isms” but in the end, it is about controlling the free will of other men. Only the names and personalities change.
In this latest case, I believe that it is easy see that a good man, Michael Flynn, was targeted and unjustly treated in a way that no citizen of a free republic should be. It is a wrong that should be righted. But the core issue is far greater than him. You might not have that high opinion of Lt. General Flynn. It really doesn’t matter if you think that Donald Trump is a vulgar oaf who should have his Twitter thumbs broken.
It does matter if you believe, as did C.S. Lewis, that “tyrannically suppressing free will” is evil. Traces of that evil have always been with us and some traces probably always will. But it has to be here, in this republic, under this Constitution that its cancer will be denied room to grow. The evil that it represents will always be a greater danger to our national health than any virus. And there is only one possible vaccine; protection of individual liberty.Published in