Merrick Garland: Achtung! He hits the totalitarian nail right on the head
Hunter Biden plea deal
“Of all the officers of the Government, those of the Department of Justice should be kept most free from any suspicion of improper action on partisan or factional grounds, so that there shall be gradually a growth, even though a slow growth, in the knowledge that the Federal courts and the representatives of the Federal Department of Justice insist on meting out even-handed justice to all.” President Theodore Roosevelt, in a letter to Attorney General William H. Moody (August 9, 1904)
Merrick Garland: “Some have chosen to attack the integrity of the Justice Department by claiming that we do not treat cases alike. This constitutes an attack on an institution that is essential to American democracy... Nothing could be further from the truth.”
Constitutes an attack on an institution.
Really, Merrick? I thought people were attacking you. And your prosecutors who made the plea deal with Hunter Biden.
But I guess you think you ARE the institution.
Just as Fauci thinks he IS the science.
Here’s the deal, Merrick. The institution—the Department of Justice—existed long before you showed up, and it’ll continue after you’re gone. That apparently comes as a shock to you. But it’s true.
You hold office. You’re not the office.
There’s a lot of this particular delusion going around these days. People thinking they ARE the government and they ARE official reality.
An attack on the institution, my ass.
Every high holder of office, emboldened by his power, is tempted to believe he IS the office. The challenge is to resist the temptation. You failed.
You fail again when you believe people shouldn’t attack. Open dissent was written into the core of the Constitution. It’s what you get when you have freedom.
It’s what you’re supposed to get. As opposed to passive assent and knuckling under.