Before we get to this morning's segment on TalkBack with Chuck Wilder where we discuss “The Government Cares About Your Health? Not By A Long Shot,” I want to take a second to talk about the referrals - the criminal charge referrals - that were issued from the so-called January 6th committee to the Department of Justice regarding Donald Trump.
We have to look at this in the beginning - and primarily - for the fact that this entire committee is a partisan hit job. If it weren't partisan it would have had the minority party’s preferred representation instead of Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, two people who do not represent the mainstream of the Republican caucus in the House. Or it would have been referred to an independent committee that was established using both the majority in the minority leaders to establish who was supposed to be in this independent of the House committee.
So, right off the bat, this January 6th committee is illegitimate because of how it was constructed and with whom. That brings up an ethical issue.
If anybody should be brought up on ethics investigations it should be Nancy Pelosi in her seating of this committee. It was unethical for her to hammer through the seating of this committee with people that don't represent the minority. This is because we have a Republic. We're not a mob-rule nation; we're not a democracy. We are a Republic, a representative government. People who voted for Donald Trump - or at least believed in his policies - were not represented on this committee so it's not representative. It's a travesty that it came from the House of Representatives.
As far as the referrals are concerned, these referrals don't hold a lot of weight unless the Department of Justice wants to act on them. If the Department of Justice acts on them under Merrick Garland - taking action against an ex-president and somebody who's declared for the upcoming general election - there's no other way to look at it but it being a partisan attack.
You can't use the government to go after your political opponents. That's what they do in Venezuela and Bolivia; in Third World despot nations. We are developing, quickly, into that with this executive branch government that's in place today.
The Biden administration is a disgrace when it comes to standing up for the American system and form of government. They shit on it at every opportunity just so they can get their way politically.
Politics is not government. Politics is the act of getting elected. We should be banning politics from the halls of government so that everybody is served equally. We don't do that today. As matter of fact, it's in reverse. It's all about politics and it's never about good government.
With regard to Donald Trump. Is he a good orator? No, he's not. He's a very brash human being that is used to getting his way. But just because you don't like him doesn't mean you get to trample on his free speech rights. Even Presidents of the United States have free speech rights.
If Trump wants to say that he believes that the election was stolen he gets to say that, on any platform anywhere in the public square.
This is how I often thought about the Alex Jones subject. Do I believe what Alex Jones says about Sandy Hook? No, I don't. Does he have the right to say it? Yeah, he does. So, do neo-Nazis get to say what they believe? Yes, they do. We don't have to condone it. We don't have to accept it. We don't have to be in line with it. But we have to defend their right to free speech and right now we're not doing that in this country. Social media is absolutely - again - taking a shit on the First Amendment right to free speech because they don't feel that what is being said is appropriate or kind or politically correct or woke.
This whole woke movement is a desecration of the rights that limit government and an aggressive attack on the fact that we live with these freedoms every single day, 24/7/365. It's the way we're supposed to live. The Bill of Rights is supposed to limit government from encroaching on our protected natural state. Our society is supposed to live with these freedoms as a constant.
So, the January 6th committee…it's a joke and it would be laughable if it wasn't so serious; that it's at the highest levels of government; that they're playing political favorites opportunism rather than executing good government.
Politics has become the cancer in the United States. it divides people. It divides neighborhoods. It divides families. It's divided the nation and it's time we heed the warning President Washington issued to us in his Farewell Address: Factions are a direct threat to the Republic.
It’s well past time that we devised a way to rein in the two-party cancerous monopoly from which our government suffers.
Then, Chuck Wilder and I talk about another grotesque overreach by the federal government on Talkback…