Raising the Barr Putting Comey Behind Bars
Updated: Jan 22, 2020
By Rick Hayes
All major sports have one thing in common; there are penalties or punishments for poor behavior. And getting caught committing an infraction usually ends up costing the player a certain amount of playing time, lost yardage for the team, and, in some extreme cases, forfeiture.
Disciplinary actions are recognized as an essential element in keeping sports safe and fairly played. Without which the games would degrade into chaos. That damaging consequence has already befallen the United States Congress, and the unraveling of the rule of law is in plain sight for all the world to see.
If half of what Republican representatives Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan and John Ratcliffe say is true, The United States has just experienced a highly coordinated coup attempt against a sitting President. And thus far, this egregious assault on The United States Constitution and the American people has occurred without any consequences to the guilty.
It has always been held as one of the unfortunate facts of Washington DC, that it is nearly impossible to arrest and convict a dirty member of Congress. And to a certain extent that has been regrettably true. But the flagrant lawlessness of the Obama Administration, in particular, the Hillary Clinton illegal server exoneration
and the crimes by the I.R.S. have sent a clear message. Anyone in Congress, the F.B.I. and the D.O.J., who are considering breaking the law, have no fear, all will be whitewashed by the media and soon forgotten.
Just as unpunished lawlessness in the arena of sport heavily tips the scales in favor of the lawless. Democrats have benefited by being a team that has been exempt from penalties. This perpetual exoneration has encouraged the Left to escalate their crimes to new heights without any fear of reprisal.
Clear examples that the brazen illegal pursuits by the Leftist Democrats have encouraged leftist lawlessness in society are the Jussie Smollett hoax and the Kate Steinle murder. Smollett, a former actor on the hit drama series "Empire," staged a fake white on black hate crime, having himself as the victim. The prank endangered Chicago citizens wasted the resources of an already exhausted Chicago Police force and further dividing the country with fraudulent systemic racist claims. The punishment for Smolette, after being indicted on 16 felony counts, was that he was set free and able to make a boatload of money by suing the city of Chicago for the way he was treated. 32-year-old Kate Steinle was killed with a single shot by illegal immigrant García Zárate on a San Francisco pier as she walked with her father. The fact that Zárate was deported five times and had seven felony convictions meant nothing in a sanctuary city run by leftists lunatics, as Zárate was acquitted of all charges and ultimately allowed to walk out the door to participate in other crimes of his choosing.
But all is not lost. American law and Lady Justice have not been thrown into the dust bin of history. At least not yet. Morality and ethical standards in America have one last chance at redemption. The outcome of the Russian hoax criminal investigation has the potential of steering the ship back on course. There is no simple way around the fact that in order to purge America of the evil that has festered with impunity, several prominent participants in the coup attempt against the President must pay with their freedom.
Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham have a responsibility as high as any in American history. They have it in their power to set an example and hold accountable those powerful few who seek to ignore the rule of law and destroy all of what makes America great.