The unbalanced scales of justice

The blindfolded Lady Justice, the allegorical personification of the ethical ethos in the justice system, appears to have one eye uncovered and the other covered with scales when it comes to Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of criminal activity of the Democratic Party’s attempt to remove President Trump. The Mueller Investigation and declassification of the House Intelligence Committee testimonies indicate that the immediate past president, the Democratic National Committee, then-Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and a host of others falsified information for court warrants, spying, and using the deep state to remove Trump. But don’t expect the top names to be prosecuted,

Barr says that these top officials are unlikely to face a criminal investigation because the criminal justice system should not be used as a political weapon. Barr said in a Monday news conference, “This is not good for our political life and it’s not good for the criminal justice system. As long as I’m attorney general, the criminal justice system will not be used for partisan political ends. This is especially true for the upcoming elections in November.” He said of the former president and Joe Biden, “Whatever their level of involvement based on the level of information I have today, I don’t expect Mr. [US Attorney John] Durham’s work will lead to a criminal investigation of either man. Our concern over potential criminality is focused on others.”

If the former president, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and whoever was running the Democratic National Committee were guilty of such subversive activity, and we know from various testimonies of the players involved, that evidence points to them, they should be investigated just like any other American. Barr is correct that none of this is good for our political life and criminal justice system. Nevertheless, trying to overthrow a duly elected head of state by using all the powers of the government is a serious issue. The taxpayer money spent on investigations, spying, and hearings alone should be enough reason to press for criminal investigations. Is it right to allow laws to be broken with impunity because the lawbreakers hold high positions in politics and society?

While Barr’s example of honor to the system is admirable, he also has a responsibility to see that justice is administered. Since late 2016, criminal elements in the US governmental system have schemed to rid the elected American president. The American people have been fed lies, their hard-earned tax dollars wasted, and a network of anti-American espionage has been exposed. Already, Democrats are signaling they will try again to impeach Trump. Is there no end? How much more political weaponization of investigative power can or should we endure? Mr. Barr, should put an end to this by letting the chips fall as they may. Proverbs 11;1 says, “Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.” There should be one law for all, and Lady Justice should have honest scales, not scales over one eye.

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Bill Wilson