Never in our country's history has an administration used “our government” so aggressively against its enemies. It has attempted to harm opponents through selective prosecutions, thereby sending a message to anyone who might be in opposition.
Government, armed with layers of laws on the books, can arrest anyone in
Consider a few of the recent contrived cases brought by Democrats against Republicans. I ask any liberal out there to show me a list of such prosecutions of Democrats by a Republican administration when the latter was in power.
Dinesh D’Souza: I know Dinesh, a kind and thoughtful man. He wrote “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” which did a masterful job of explaining the root cause of Obama’s contempt for traditional American values. He also gave us the movie, “2106: Obama’s
Even liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz says Dinesh was singled out, “I cannot help but think his politics had something to do with it … it smacks of selective prosecution.”
Phil Mickelson: A pro golfer who publicly lamented his tax rate of 63 percent, saying he might have to move out of
Sheldon Adelson: The largest GOP donor and owner of the Las Vegas Sands Casino found himself the target of dual probes by the SEC and DOJ. (Of course, the probes were leaked to the press.) The Justice Department theory was that drug users’ money goes to dealers who pay Mexican drug gangs for drugs. The money then goes through Adelson’s Sands Casino to GOP candidates. Perhaps Dems are just mad they have been unwittingly funding Republicans.
If a customer gambled on an outcome with the low odds the Justice Department had in this case, Adelson would have his casino send a plane for him.
The Haslam Family of
Gov. Bob McDonnell: A rare GOP governor in Virginia, McDonnell was prosecuted by the Feds because his wife supposedly accepted small gifts from a businessman. The government “stretched the law to the breaking point” to bring this suit, said an attorney involved.
Gov. Scott Walker: One of the rising stars in the GOP, who fought abusive unions in
This is the same Honest Al Sharpton who had to admit to being a
There is no way that the above dubious prosecutions of various conservatives are just chance. And all these examples do not count the abuse of power when Fox News correspondent James Rosen's phones and emails were tapped. As were his parents. Plus the non-prosecutions of Democrats like James Clapper, who ball-face lied to Congress saying the NSA was not spying on us. Why didn’t Holder prosecute him?
The Democrats are in the majority and have been since 2008. Would you not think there would be an equal number of high profile Democrats prosecuted by the DOJ?
It would be nice to see a debate between Obama and someone on the right, like Stephen Hayes, on why this is happening. I think it's because no one is paying attention, and the media is not covering the continued abuses. It could be like the Lincoln–Douglas Debates and, like that historic event, no one would watch it on TV. Especially if the Kardashians are on.
Ron Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator. Email Ron@RonaldHart.com or visit www.RonaldHart.com.