When The Rule of Law No Longer Matters, It's Time To Gun Up

In what may be the most shameful display of partisan politics in American history, FBI Director James Comey revealed that every single claim Hillary Clinton made about sending and receiving classified emails on a non-secured private email server was an abject lie… and then said that he would not recommend criminal charges for her crimes.

Key assertions by Hillary Clinton in defense of her email practices have collapsed under FBI scrutiny.

The agency’s yearlong investigation found that she did not, as she claimed, turn over all her work-related messages for release. It found that her private email server did carry classified emails, also contrary to her past statements. And it made clear that Clinton used many devices to send and receive email despite her statements that she set up her email system so that she only needed to carry one.

FBI Director James Comey’s announcement Tuesday that he will not refer criminal charges to the Justice Department against Clinton spared her from prosecution and a devastating political predicament. But it left much of her account in tatters and may have aggravated questions of trust swirling around her Democratic presidential candidacy.

Senator Ted Cruz publicly questioned Comey’s integrity, and was part of a loud chorus blasting the obvious illegality of Clinton’s actions.

Today, the FBI sold out the Rule of Law in America. After describing clear evidence of extensive mishandling of classified national security information, FBI Director James Comey announced that the FBI will not recommend indicting former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. This is naked crony government, ugly and exposed. Comey’s decision will go down as one of the government’s worst assaults on truth in its War on Honesty.

Today’s press conference was, in many respects, an exercise in legal and cognitive dissonance. Comey acknowledged Clinton sent and received Top Secret emails that “any reasonable person” understands not to discuss on an unclassified system.

Red flags? Excuse me, sir—that’s a crime.

Yes, that is a crime. It is beyond the shadow of a doubt that Hillary Clinton committed federal felonies.

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But where was Hillary Clinton? She was on a victory lap campaign stop with President Barack Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina, with the two Democrats laughing at Americans who thought that the rule of law still matters in the United States.

How naive we were to not realize that the fix was in long ago.

But We’re Not Done Yet

House Republicans are joining Democrats in pushing legislation that will completely gut the Bill of Rights, infringing upon the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments, according to Republican Rep. Justin Amash.

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on an atrocious bill that violates the Constitution and abandons the Rule of Law.‪#‎HR5611‬, the Homeland Safety and Security Act, contains a simple provision with staggering implications: It permits the federal government to restrict a constitutionally secured right—the right to keep and bear arms—based merely on what the government predicts someone will do in the future.

Terrorists already can be arrested, charged, tried, and convicted under current law—and denied gun rights. The real innovation of H.R. 5611 is to grant the government power to target law-abiding Americans.

The bill allows the government to prohibit gun transfers to Americans who have not been charged with—let alone convicted of—any criminal or terrorist activities. Under the bill’s constitutionally inadequate process, the targeted individual receives a basic hearing, not a jury trial, and the judge can restrict the individual’s gun rights upon nothing more than a showing of “probable cause to believe” that he or she will someday be a terrorist.

If successful this week, H.R. 5611 will be among the most egregious gun control measures ever to pass either house of Congress. If the bill becomes law, it will mark a massive expansion of the government’s ability to restrict gun rights on the basis of precrime—a crime not yet committed. H.R. 5611 is the actualization of dystopian fiction.

The Rule of Law requires notice that particular actions will result in penalties and restrictions of rights, but the bill enables a judge to penalize a constellation of legal activities that the judge believes can predict the individual’s future actions. Under this standard, there is no way to be sure that you’re preserving your Second Amendment-secured rights; you just have to live life in a way that hopefully a judge won’t someday find suspicious.

Even if the government alleges that the individual has committed illegal acts, H.R. 5611 may be used unconstitutionally to short-circuit due process. To restrict someone’s fundamental rights based on illegal conduct, due process requires that the individual be found guilty of the criminal act beyond a reasonable doubt. This bill requires the government only to show probable cause—a much lower burden of proof—to believe a claim that, at the time of the hearing, cannot be indisputably proven or disproven (that the individual “will” commit a future act of terrorism).

I would strongly suggest that you call your Representatives in Congress and let them know that you do not agree with their attempt to “Minority Report” the American people.

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I am ashamed that we let our nation deteriorate to the point that the powerful will not be prosecuted when they clearly broke federal laws, and that both parties in Congress are seriously arguing that normal, law-abiding citizens should be stripped of their core constitutional rights on the whims of government officials.

I would strongly advise that my fellow citizens arm themselves with a rifle of contemporary military utility, the necessary accouterments of a modern militia, at least a case (1,000 rounds) of ammunition, and seek out the best training you can obtain.

If they have designs on your liberty, sell it to them dearly.

When corruption reigns, revolution follows.