"... the winds that will blow then!"
Even as a non-lawyer, it disturbers me when our Chief Executive regularly displays disdainful contempt for laws duly passed by his own Congress, according to the provisions of our Constitution, which they all took an oath to, and piously profess to "uphold and defend." He apparently arrogantly thinks laws can be nonchalantly violated by him, with nary a whimper from that same Congress, from either party, nor from the Courts, and always to the cynical cheers of the leftist media/propaganda machine, masquerading as "journalists."
A lack of outrage from professing "liberals" disturbs me even more. They hypocritically criticize Republican presidents for doing far less, yet remain curiously silent in the face of such a blatant wave of lawlessness at this, the highest level.
Some naive liberals have privately told me they too consider all this high-level criminality troubling, but quickly add that it is all "okay," because their dimpled darling wants what is best for all of us. I only wish I shared, indeed, as a rational person I could share, their optimism! But, too many reigns of terror have started just so, with an unapologetic totalitarian in charge, and a gallery of "useful idiots" cheering him on!
In the 1966 feature film, "A Man For All Seasons" Sir Thomas More (played by Paul Scofield), then Lord Chancellor of England, has this terse conversation with his future son-in-law, William Roper (played by Corin Redgrave):
Roper: Arrest him! (referring to a disloyal servant who, caught in a lie, is fleeing More's presence)
More: No! What law has he violated?
Roper: God's law!
More: Then, let God arrest him!
Roper: Well, he's gone now.
More: And go he should, though he be the Devil himself, unmolested, until he violates some law
Roper: So, now you'd give the Devil himself the protection of law!
More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
Roper: Yes, I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide then, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's! And when you cut them down, and you're just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'll give the Devil himself the protection of law, for my own safety's sake!"
The "protection of law," that we've always taking for granted as Sovereign American Citizens, is now in jeopardy. For the first time in our history, we can no longer depend on it!
I wonder if any of us will be able to stand upright in the winds that are coming!
John S. Farnam