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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

When it doubt, assume the Feds are lying

Feds shut down a school that trained veterans, and for two years has sat on everything involved.

Now, I don't like the way this story smells.  The primordial cop in me says there's a hell of a lot going on that isn't being reported, and that there might not be anybody trustworthy here.  But if the Fed had enough evidence to seize this school and shut it down, then they need to show it.  They don't get to sit there for two years and do nothing, hoping the story will go away.  That's tyranny.  So while I might not trust everybody involved, I really REALLY don't trust the people who have repeatedly lied to the American people year after year, and who refuse to show their work.

Anybody remember Ted Stevens?  Senator from Alaska?  Got brought up on charges right around 2008 election time, and after a couple of years, a judge threw the entire case out and berated the persecution for their abuse of the law.

Remember the Bundy case?  Ranchers out of Nevada?  One of them was actually shot and killed by the feds.  Whole thing went to court.  Feds marching around, law and order, blah blah blah.  Judge threw that case out as well, with prejudice, for the prosecutorial abuse that happened.  The Feds had abused the law, in some cases just making shit up, that the judge tossed the case out and made sure it couldn't be brought back in.

So when I see the Feds sitting on a case for two years?  I might not trust everybody, but I really don't trust the Feds, and sitting on a case for two years, not moving, not allowing anything to happen, not releasing evidence....  well.....  That means the Feds know they haven't got a damn thing except for brute force, and they're using the brute force.

I hope they get taken to the cleaners.  In a just world, the people who do this kind of shit would end up in jail for the rest of their lives.


Francis W. Porretto said...

"In order to obtain and hold power, a man must love it. Thus the effort to get it is not likely to be coupled with goodness, but with the opposite qualities of pride, craft, and cruelty." -- Leo Tolstoy

Anyone who:
-- is aware of the genesis of government;
-- has a passing knowledge of the history of governments;
-- is acquainted with the sort of person who aspires to sit in a government;

...will refuse to trust government -- any government.

Ragin' Dave said...

I think there needs to be a corollary to the dictum that "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely". While that is true, it assumes that the people who were in power were good to start and got corrupted. The already corrupt are attracted to power, precisely because it gives them more of what they want. The more power, the more corrupt people will seek it out, and greater the level of corruption in the people who attain it.