As I’m sure you are aware, Chief Justice John Roberts, apparently campaigning for the title of swing vote on the Supreme Court, recently blurted out: “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”
Notice to John Roberts: George Bush nominated you to protect and defend the Constitution, not come to the defense of corrupt judges. How about just focusing on doing your job? I thought the whole point of a president appointing judges was to achieve Supreme Court rulings that agree with his ideological beliefs and facilitate the implementation of his agenda.
It reminded me of Gerry Spence’s irreverent but all-too-true statement, “Why do we call a judge ‘your honor’ when he may be dishonorable to the core?” Paraphrasing Spence, you can put a black robe on a corrupt fool, but he’ll still be a corrupt fool. In a spirit of goodwill, however, let’s be generous and say that Roberts is just an innocent byproduct of the Swamp Injustice System that has caused him to contract the dreaded Swamp Disease.
Another apparent victim of Swamp Disease appears to be George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley, who said that while he has often disagreed with the notorious Ninth Circuit Court’s decisions, he has “never questioned the motivations of those judges” because the judges “really do try to get things right; these are decent people trying to come to the right decision.”
Given that I have always found Turley to be an honest, highly intelligent legal scholar who carefully thinks through before speaking, there can be no other explanation for his words than — you guessed it — Swamp Disease.
Perhaps the most overlooked example of the Swamp Injustice System is the silence coming from the FISA court judges who accepted the fraudulent applications that kicked off the Russia collusion investigation. My suspicion from the start has been that those judges knew full well that they were issuing warrants based on false information. If not, why haven’t they displayed outrage over the fact that they were bamboozled? Answer: Because they, too, were in on the conspiracy to wipe Donald Trump off the face of the map.
All these examples are yet more reminders that we are not a government of, by, and for the people, because unelected lawyers (i.e., “judges” and “justices”) have the power to overrule the will of 320 million Americans. Everything is based on the law, and the final arbiters of the law are nine unelected political hacks.
The brouhaha over the Dirty Dems and establishment Republicans wanting to “protect the special counsel” is perhaps the best example of our Swamp Injustice System in action. Mitch McConnell and his pals keep insisting that the reason Republicans shouldn’t vote to protect the special council is because Trump has repeatedly said that he has no intention of firing him.
What a stupid argument, one that implies the acceptance of a false premise — that Congress has the authority to dictate to either the president or the attorney general whom they can and cannot fire. Sorry, but it has no such authority. And if that be the case, then that should be why a bill to protect the corrupt special counsel should not even be considered.
Further, such a bill would give the massively corrupt and conflicted Robert Mueller a lifetime job. After all, if he knows he can’t be fired, he can continue leaping from one fraudulent rabbit hole to the next until the day he kicks the bucket. And, trust me, that’s exactly what he would do if he were protected.
And who could blame him? The pay is good, the budget is unlimited, and the job is a huge ego builder. If Donald Trump can’t get rid of Mueller, that makes Mueller more powerful than the president of the United States. He is free to investigate the president forever, without restriction, but the president has no power to investigate him. Absurd.
It also would set a precedent whereby the Congress could pick and choose whom it wants to “protect.” Put another way, it would pretty much put the final nail in the coffin of separation of powers, which the Dirty Dems have longed wanted to abolish. The fact is that the special counsel is none of Congress’ business.
Finally, if the excuse for launching and continuing the investigation was based on fraudulent FISA warrants, which it was, why in the world should it continue? If Mueller was the honorable man he is advertised to be, he would apologize for what he has done to America and the American justice system and instantly close down the investigation.
When it’s clear that an investigation was started without merit — without a crime even being specified — it’s completely illogical to take the position, “Fraudulent or not, we should give the special counsel whatever time he needs to complete his job.” Sorry, Lindsey, but that doesn’t fly with me.
If we yield to such convoluted logic, then the new attorney general could decide to appoint a special counsel and start a fraudulent investigation of, say, Shifty Schiff … or Nebbish Nadler … or Spartacus, then argue that each such investigation must be seen through to conclusion once it has been started. That’s right, even if an investigation is frivolous or, worse, fraudulent, you have to keep it going just because it is already in progress. Strange logic, indeed.
I was very pleased to hear that Jerome Corsi has filed a criminal complaint against Robert Mueller, stating that Mueller pressured him to lie and commit other criminal acts, including witness tampering. Until Corsi was dragged into Mueller’s witch hunt, no one had dared to suggest going after Mueller himself. Criminally prosecuting him would not only send a strong message to the Dirty Dems, but would also go a long way toward replacing the Swamp Injustice System with the original American justice system based on strict interpretation of the Constitution.
Toward that end, my unsolicited advice to Donald Trump is that he should give the Dirty Dems the middle finger and immediately nominate Matthew Whitaker as the permanent attorney general. No debate; just do it. If Trump makes the mistake of picking someone who is acceptable to both the Dirty Dems and establishment Republicans, it will surely end up being another Jeff Sessions fiasco, and all the real criminals will once again be held unaccountable.
Three final thoughts on the Swamp Injustice System:
First, Republicans should make it clear that there is no such thing as “settled law.” If wrongheaded, unconstitutional laws are on the books, it is incumbent upon the Supreme Court to overrule them. Just because a law has been around for a long time doesn’t make it right — or constitutional.
Second, we need term limits for everyone in the swamp — House members, senators, bureaucrats, and especially Supreme Court justices. I realize that even some conservatives and populists may be opposed to this right now because of the current makeup of the Supreme Court. Nevertheless, as we have repeatedly witnessed, Republican Supreme Court justice nominees often turn out to be mushy, left-leaning “moderates.”
John Roberts is the most obvious example of this, but I would suggest that even Brett Kavanaugh, in an attempt to prove to Democrats what a fair person he is, could very well end up disappointing the very conservatives and populists who saved his life. Remember, no good deed goes unpunished.
Lastly, when Trump nominates future Supreme Court justices, Republicans should enter into no lengthy discussions with the Dirty Dems, particularly when it comes to uncorroborated accusations against those nominees — and uncorroborated accusations there will be. Let the Dirty Dems engage in their vile, hateful questioning, but refuse to argue with them. No debating, no last-minute FBI investigations. Just call for a vote, no matter how hysterical the Dirty Dems become.
All this is a lot to ask for, but destroying the Swamp Injustice System is worth the effort. Let’s just hope that DJT hangs tough and doesn’t allow the Republican traitors who have his ear to dissuade him. And for crying out loud, Donald, move fast!