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When the Rule of Law Ends, Tyranny Soon Follows

When the Rule of Law Ends, Tyranny Soon Follows

The rule of law in our country is buckling under the weight of those who seem intent on its destruction.

We are fast becoming a nation without laws.

Rioters associated with Antifa and Black Lives Matter burned and looted some of our cities in the spring and summer of 2020, occupied the streets, and even committed murder, often with few, if any, consequences. In some cities, thieves and thugs apprehended by the police are released the same day to return to the streets. In the last 17 months, our government has permitted millions of people to illegally walk into our country via the southern border. Meanwhile, some protesters who entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 remain incarcerated after months.

The charade seems inexhaustible. The Jeffrey Epstein episode, in which he brought together underaged girls and prostitutes with wealthy men, has disappeared down the sinkhole of memory. The John Durham investigation of “Russiagate” will likely drag on until Hilary Clinton lands in a nursing home. And Hunter Biden’s laptop with its pornography, its evidence of bribes, and its revelations concerning his family’s financial ties to China and Ukraine? Forget about it.

And now the president and the Department of Justice have allowed mobs of protesters to gather at the homes of Supreme Court justices demanding the justices reverse their possible decision about overturning Roe v. Wade. By indulging in this act of intimidation, these demonstrators are committing a federal crime. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Justice Department did finally issue a vaguely worded order promising more protection for the justices, although it didn’t come until May 11. These same culprits attacked Catholic churches on Mother’s Day, actions which are also illegal, and firebombed a prolife center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Here in Virginia this past week, someone fired at shot into the offices of our Attorney General, Republican Jason Miyares, presumably because he stood against the invasion of churches and because he wants the protestors at the justices’ homes arrested. Writer Nick Arama delivers a bitter but humorous take on the Washington Post headline reporting this incident: “Bullet goes through window of Virginia attorney general’s offices.” Those nasty bullets. They just think they can go wherever they want.

In the meantime, this same government, which has so often dodged the truth and refused to uphold our laws, has instituted, and expects us to trust, a Disinformation Governance Board. Now that’s chutzpah!

This neglect of the law is not an oversight. The motives of those responsible may be vague and hazy, but the intent certainly seems deliberate. Otherwise, the authorities would put an end to these criminal activities. They would close our border, arrest and appropriately charge the criminals in our cities, and restore law and order to our streets and cities.

Those among us who are holding our breath until the next election, hoping for a sea-change in policy, need to look at our pack of current legislators and ask ourselves what measures they have taken to end this lawlessness. We also need to remember that those elections are still six months away. Given the decline of the law in recent months, what will be the state of our legal system by the time November rolls around?

A simple axiom is at work here: When the rule of law ends, chaos begins, and tyranny follows.

Right now, the rule of law in our country is buckling under the weight of those who seem intent on its destruction. Unless the left reins in their radical street troopers, or unless our local, state, and federal governments step up, do their duty, and crack down on crime, we can expect a long and violent summer.  

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Jeff Minick
Jeff Minick

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    Kalikiano Kalei
    May 16, 2022, 11:41 pm

    Excellent commentary, Jeff. It is indeed true that in our (not mine, naturally) blind panic to eliminate all individual distinctions in our society (an incredible simplistic, naive concept that only a young leftist, muddle-headed progressive idealist could seriously entertain), we have sewn the seeds of social catastrophe that may well be terminal. Politically correct ‘carte blanche permissiveness’ does not make everything hunky-dory, not does it dismiss and banish inequities. To think it does, shamefully reveals the worst sort of half-baked logic that underpins so many of those who are left of center in our nation.

    Laws exist to regulate and modulate the extremes of aberrant human behavior that victimise so many, as a result of the unsophisticated, intellectually myopic among us being unclear on the concept of and the need for social order, and the imperative of protecting all from the sort of chaos that ultimately obtains in any nation that lacks a system of constraints. To feel otherwise is to make a mockery out of the precepts that led to the establishment of our noble American Experiment, so many years ago.

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      Tionico@Kalikiano Kalei
      May 18, 2022, 5:26 pm

      God’s Word declares that HE appoints (whether directly or through processes estalbished by man, such as electioins) the civil magistrate "to bear the sword against those who do harm".
      Opemly threatening appinted magistrates (court justices) IS a harm. So is the murder of those not yet born. Fraud resulting in stolen elections? Harm. Firing a bullet into someone’s office whilst they are sitting inside it? Harm. Walking into an open building, the door being held open by those ostensibly in charge of the peroperty, is NOT harm.. yet hundres remain behind bars, often in solitary confinement, because their purported cell phone records had them wihtin a few hundred yards of that open building. Harm. Oaying money to "investigators" and others to draft a collection of lies with the intent to defame or destroy the reputatioin of a pubic official, KNOWING the information is false, then "subtly" labelling that writing a "dossier" is harm…… the son of an elected (but oh so corrupt) public official twisitng, lying, buying influence, with the end in view of taking millions of public tax dollars for his own enrichment, harm. Manipulating the officials of a foreign government to line your own pockets with $Mn, harm. Gatheirng to protest, petition for redress of grievances, change public opinion or government response, no harm. BUT add things lkie beating those not in agreement with you, using fire to destroy and/or intimidate, bashing into scrap metal nineteen NEW cars at a Portland dealership, murdering someone "on the other side, threatening to damage a business then attacking a young man standing to protect that property, driving him off down the street in fear for his life, harm. (that one was dealt with, not by the civil magistrate (who were utterly sbsent on that occasion, derelict in THEIR duty (harm), but by the volunteer guard who was wise enough to come armed). Injustly and falsey charging that young manwith murders he did not commit, harm. Lying to create fear and panic and "misinformation" (a "polite" word for lying) about a mld disease then using those false constructs to destroy busiensses, liberty, the economny as a whole, foist a frequently harmful or fatal injectioin, unproven and untested, upon the oh so trusting general public, the whies lining the pockets of those promoting this hoax, harm.
      Until such harms are met with the sorts of bearing of the sword against the perpetrators, life as we know it will contiue to deteriorate, society fall apart, evil seem to triumph.

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    David Boehringer
    May 17, 2022, 1:50 am

    Exactly right! And this lawlessness is all on the democrats and the left.

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    Tim Murphy
    May 17, 2022, 1:30 pm

    Mr. Minick –

    Not just well stated but true. Each generation will face the challenge of what type of mark shall we leave on our country, community and world. Justice under the law, freedom and fighting tyranny in every day and every place it exists should be the hallmark of our generation.

    Let us have the courage to do our part – just as you so rightly point out.

    Keep the faith!


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    May 18, 2022, 3:37 pm

    we seem to make things complicated, when they’re really not. Our so called leaders are either idiots or evil; nothing else.


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