Politically Speaking – June 30, 2020
Last Wednesday a divided federal appeals court ordered a dismissal of the criminal case against Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security advisor. In a 2–1 ruling the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia moved to abandon the case, even though Flynn pleaded guilty as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian investigation into lying to the FBI.
In my opinion, from day one, I personally believe Flynn plead guilty because he was told it would be easier on him and his family if he would cooperate. After losing everything he had, his family, his career, his home, his savings, and his reputation, this ruling is a significant win for both Flynn and the Justice Department. This all came down as the Democrats are questioning whether the Justice Department has become too politicized. Isn’t it amazing that when it doesn’t go their way, they start crying foul!
Another thing the Democrats pointed out is Attorney General Barr is too quick to side with the President. Rest assured, he will be next for “Trumped up” charges. As per the recent Flynn ruling, Trump tweeted just moments after the ruling became public “Great! Appeals Court upholds Justice Department’s request to drop criminal case against General Michael Flynn.”
Later Trump said at the White House, “Flynn was treated horribly by a group of very bad people.”
I agree with the President. What happened to General Michael Flynn should have never happened in this country to anyone. It was a huge miscarriage of justice.
Sadly, I can point to Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and what he went through for trumped up charges as well as a number of other cases.
Michael Flynn was a prime example. It is my opinion it was and is all about Get Trump!
Recently Adam (Shifty) Schiff was questioned about another possible investigation into Trump.
When are the Democratic voters going to get fed up with those lawmakers they voted in to represent them? I can assure you many of them are walking away because they too are disgusted and fed up! And if they don’t, that’s their opinion and the party of their choice.
On to the destruction of history. Could “The Star Spangled Banner” be next to go? But why does that surprise me, with everything else that’s gone on: statues toppled, monuments vandalized, taking a knee to the National Anthem…
It’s been reported that now a semi-professional soccer team in Tulsa, OK said last Thursday that it will stop playing the National Anthem before games in favor of a more inclusive song, a week after protesters toppled its composer, Francis Scott Key’s statue in California. This raises the question of whether the long-standing “The Star Spangled Banner” will survive. CNN reported last Thursday that the Tulsa team will replace the “The Star Spangled Banner” with Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is your Land.”
When is enough enough? People, silence is not always golden.
When some Americans are calling for a new national anthem because of its author, and statues and monuments of Washington, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and now Saint Louis have been threatened with removal or destruction, have they gone too far? I think so.
Francis Scott Key wrote the poem, “Defense of Fort McHenry” on Sept. 14, 1814 when he saw the U.S. Flag flying over the fort at dawn’s early light.
This very poem later served as the lyrics for “The Star Spangled Banner,” which became the official anthem of the United States in 1931.
I’ll close this week by sharing an interesting thought that sums up how important history is.
If you ever go to Auschwitz and see the absolute torture that went on there and ask the Polish people why they haven’t burned it to the ground, they will tell you, “People must know what happened here so that it never happens again.”
History, whether good or bad, should be remembered. Those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it.
Until next week.