I have to admit to being more disheartened and discouraged by this ruling than anything I can think of in the last couple of years. It feels like it may well be the most corrupt ruling I've ever seen from the US government on anything in my life. The director of the FBI has singlehandedly struck a mortal blow to the rule of law in America and simultaneously turned the FBI into a laughing stock agency that no one can possibly take seriously anymore. We have transitioned into that dangerous territory of a nation Without Rule of Law.
Someone said Comey did a masterful job of putting together a speech. Given 15 minutes, he spent 13 of them listing every federal felony and other crime that Hillary committed. Then he spent the last 90 seconds explaining he was going to do nothing, turned and walked off stage without taking questions or interacting at all. It was like some bizarre anti-car commercial: he spent 13 minutes telling you why it was the worst car in the world, then switched over to 90 seconds telling you you're stuck with it. It was the ultimate bait and switch for people who think these laws are important - as important as their equitable application to everyone.
This is beyond outrage. Everyone who has carried a Top Secret clearance and had access to Top Secret information knows that Clinton has criminally violated the laws protecting classified information. These laws serve a purpose. Protecting security secrets is essential to protecting America.If you're thinking someone on the left has a franchise on horses' heads to stuff into the beds of chickenshits like Comey, isn't the FBI director supposed to be the kind of guy who will stand up to thugs like the mafia or the drug cartels without backing down due to personal fear? Isn't the "Chief Law Enforcement Officer" of the country supposed to be fearless, willing to fight the thugs? At 72, Rudy Guiliani comes across as much more fearless than the 55 year old Comey.
I suppose like all of us, I'm trying to figure out what living WROL means in day to day life. Kurt Schlicter's great piece on Townhall yesterday gives us some guidance, but still leaves lots of gray.
Think about it. If you are out driving at 3 a.m., do you stop at a stop sign when there’s no one coming? Of course you do. You don’t need a cop to be there to make you stop. You do it voluntarily because this is America and America is a country where obeying the law is the right thing to do because the law was justly made and is justly applied. Or it used to be.Do you obey new gun laws - if there isn't that "government enforcer with a gun" standing right there? Do you obey any new restrictions on any of your freedoms; again without that government enforcer pointing his gun at you? This is important. A couple of weeks ago, after the Orlando terrorist attack, lots of blogs linked to a video by my county sheriff, Wayne Ivey. I respect him and I think he's the kind of law enforcement officer that I wish James Comey was.
So if you are still obeying the law when you don’t absolutely have to, when there isn’t some government enforcer with a gun lurking right there to make you, aren’t you kind of a sucker?
Don’t you feel foolish, like you’re the only one who didn’t get the memo that it’s every man/woman/non-binary entity for his/her/its self?
Ted Cruz put it this way:
"While I have tremendous respect for the dedicated men and women of the FBI, I have serious concerns about the integrity of Director Comey’s decision, and how it threatens the rule of law.I can't help but feel it's beyond troubling. It's more like the nadir of our Republic. Born July 4, 1776. Died July 5, 2016.
"Director Comey has rewritten a clearly worded federal criminal statute. In so doing, he has come dangerously close to saying that grossly negligent handling of classified information should not result in serious consequences for high-level officials. In a nation where the rule of law is supposed to matter, this is troubling.