Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Judge Sullivan’s Wicked, Twisted Road

 

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.

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  1. Nohaaj Coolidge

    Great post. I was a bit surprised by the significant number of “likes” without any comments. My guess is that Ole, you did a great job, and that there is little to add. But I want to add. I want to scream at the citizens of our Republic that they need to realize the gravity of our current status, and the tipping point we are confronting, lest we lose our constitutional charter. Read carefully, heed the advice above. Be woke to individual liberty, and the trials we will have to must endure to maintain that liberty.

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    • May 28, 2020, at 9:15 PM PDT
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  2. Rodin Member

    Judge Sullivan’s conduct has been quite puzzling given his history with the Ted Stephens prosecution. Earlier it seemed he might be the jurist to put things right, but after his “treason” comments his behavior has been inappropriate and his prolonging the travesty is very concerning,

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    • May 29, 2020, at 12:04 AM PDT
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  3. Stad Thatcher

    Nohaaj (View Comment):
    My guess is that Ole, you did a great job, and that there is little to add.

    Nailed it.

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    • May 29, 2020, at 5:18 AM PDT
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  4. Barfly Member

    On May Day, appropriately, the Shadecaster made a barely disguised public appeal to his clone army to hold the line against the creeping reckoning. “Rule of law! Flynn admitted it! Rule of law!” he whined, holding his breath and stamping his little foot. He’s so cute.

    And so Judge Soulpatch received his orders. He knows who the Lightweight was talking to.

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    • May 29, 2020, at 9:12 AM PDT
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  5. Barfly Member

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Judge Sullivan’s conduct has been quite puzzling given his history with the Ted Stephens prosecution. Earlier it seemed he might be the jurist to put things right, but after his “treason” comments his behavior has been inappropriate and his prolonging the travesty is very concerning,

    Judging Sullivan is made more complicated by his evident Obama worship.

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    • May 29, 2020, at 9:16 AM PDT
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  6. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    There is a great video here describing what is happening with the Judge.

    Short summary. “Judge Sullivan is dumber than a bag of hammers.”

    Watch the full thing to find out more.

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    • May 29, 2020, at 1:56 PM PDT
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  7. Rodin Member

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    There is a great video here describing what is happening with the Judge.

    Short summary. “Judge Sullivan is dumber than a bag of hammers.”

    Watch the full thing to find out more.

    That was a great video! Robert Barnes provides great (humorous/maddening) examples for his analysis. He description of the new generation of SJW lawyers is truly frightening. Pray G-d Trump has another 4 years of appointing judges. That is the only containment strategy I can think of.

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    • May 29, 2020, at 2:31 PM PDT
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  8. Percival Thatcher
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Nohaaj (View Comment):
    My guess is that Ole, you did a great job, and that there is little to add.

    Nailed it.

    ‘Tis true.

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    • May 29, 2020, at 2:48 PM PDT
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  9. Rightfromthestart Coolidge

    The thing about this coup is that looking back each ‘crisis’ hits most of the time within hours of the collapse of the previous one, starting the day after the election until right now. He has never had a day to catch his breath. Mueller ended, impeachment began , that ended, Covid began, Covid is easing off**, race rioting begins. We know now Obama was involved in the coup attempts, we know he spent 8 years fomenting race grievance. Can we suspect that Covid while certainly not a hoax was perhaps blown out of proportion by O’s allies in the media and deep government agencies like the CDC and others, remember it started with the cries of 2 million dead ! I can almost imagine O and President Jarrett still pulling strings from Georgetown. 

    ** It’s easing off everywhere but NY where Commandant Hamlet Jr, is afraid to make a decision , now he’s calling for a panel of international experts to tell him the boot cannot come off our necks until immortality is achieved. 

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    • May 29, 2020, at 2:58 PM PDT
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  10. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Judge Sullivan’s conduct has been quite puzzling given his history with the Ted Stephens prosecution. Earlier it seemed he might be the jurist to put things right, but after his “treason” comments his behavior has been inappropriate and his prolonging the travesty is very concerning,

    Maybe senility. There has been a hint that he has a problem son, a bit like Hunter Biden, but I have not seen this confirmed. It has been hard to put this case and the Ted Stevens case together.

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    • May 29, 2020, at 3:32 PM PDT
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  11. Ole Summers Member
    Ole Summers

    After watching the video supplied by ToryWarWriter above I feel the two most operative words here might well be “dumb” and “arrogance”. Arrogantly dumb is a deadly combination – especially for a just rule of law

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    • May 29, 2020, at 3:41 PM PDT
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  12. Jim George Member

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    There is a great video here describing what is happening with the Judge.

    Short summary. “Judge Sullivan is dumber than a bag of hammers.”

    Great video! Thanks! I’ve tried to follow every single totally bizarre twist and turn of this case and the disgraceful and cruel antics of this “Judge” — as one who practiced for 5 !/2 decades it pains me to have to give him that honorific — but this discussion makes clear what I have long suspected, and picked up “between the lines” in a number of articles, that he is largely without a functioning mind. Sure does explain a lot, like calling Gen. Flynn a traitor, proving he not only did not know what he was talking about, but also that he apparently had not spent the first minute looking at the record of the case, as Andrew McCarthy pointed out in one of his pieces. Thanks again, Jim.

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    • May 30, 2020, at 7:51 AM PDT
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  13. Stad Thatcher

    Rodin (View Comment):
    Pray G-d Trump has another 4 years of appointing judges.

    Including SCOTUS picks. We need more than one to counter Roberts’ defection to the Dark Side . . .

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    • May 31, 2020, at 6:24 AM PDT
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