Yep, It’s Definitely Donald Trump Who’s the Tyrant Here

Hitler. Mussolini. Stalin. Pol Pot. al-Assad. Hussein. Gaddafi. Franco. Kim Jong Il. Each one is considered a dictator, a tyrant who’s greed for power is only surpassed by their cruelty and inhumanity.

If you were to wade into the depths of #TheResistance on social media (which I don’t recommend), you’d also see a movement to brand Donald Trump a dictator and his administration a lawless tyranny over the nation.  To be sure, the Trump administration has done itself no favors is coming across as inept, overly ambitious and yet clearly out of its depth. They have said things that, yes, are frightening.

But let us be absolutely honest here. When it comes to tyranny in America, there is no tyranny except for that of the mob.

Social media is both a blessing and a curse. The instant communication of thoughts to the world allows for breaking news to break faster and hard-hitting news to hit harder. The downside is that it opens you and everyone you know and love up for ridicule, petition, and even expulsion from society.

Case in point, the lad from Google who wrote what is being called a “manifesto” opposing Google’s diversity policy. It seems that, virtually instantly, this person was the target of a mob whose sole purpose was to flush him out of The Collective.

It worked, too. Google fired the man (interestingly, a new social media platform called “Gab”, which touts itself as an ad-free, free speech platform, offered to hire him), and the Left was delighted that the wrongspeak was punished.

This is not the first time, however, that someone’s livelihood was destroyed over thinking or believing the “wrong” thing. We’ve covered countless times the bakers, photographers, and other business people whose lives were ruined and their businesses shuttered because they dared to not conform with the Left’s ideology.

“But Mr. Reagan Conservative,” some on the Left might cry, “this isn’t tyranny because mobs aren’t the government.” If you think that, you are wrong. It is with the help of the courts that these attacks on private businesses have flourished. It is the politicians who speak out and encourage this behavior that ruins the lives of people whose only crime is thoughtcrime.

For another example, take Chelsea Handler, the so-called comedienne who actually suggested we criminalize speech.

Where, exactly, does this type of legislation begin and where does it end? By the Left’s standards, virtually everything is racist, so that means if you laugh at something someone else deems is racist, you’re going to (at best) be fined. This is an actual proposal from someone who thinks there is no problem with criminalizing what someone finds funny. There is no end to this slippery slope, either.

Or take the case of Dana Loesch, who is under attack from journalists and Leftists because she appeared in an NRA video ad and says she wants to fact-check the media. The number of people who want to silence her by reporting her to the feds, threatening her husband and her children, and making graphic, sexual threats to and about her is appalling.

But this is the new norm. This is the world we live in now. We have to deal with the tyranny of the mob before we can move on to the tyranny of any White House occupant.

So, forgive me when someone calls Donald Trump a fascist dictator with one breath and turns around to advocate banning speech because they don’t like it.

 

Do Powerful People in DC Really Want to Know the Truth?

You may remember that the IRS was accused of auditing some conservative groups for political reasons. That is illegal. The woman in charge of the office where that allegedly happened was Lois Lerner. She was called to testify in front of a congressional committee. She took the Fifth Amendment. So after that Ms. Lerner packed up and left the IRS with a nice government pension. Absolutely nothing happened to her. And we never learn if higher government officials were involved.

I believe the Obama administration did not want to know what happened with the IRS. The leftwing media did not want to know, nor did the Democratic Party.

Today we have two big time political allegations: Whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and whether National Security Advisor Susan Rice was spying on the Trump campaign and transition team using her position with President Obama to surveil and hurt Mr. Trump. Answers to both of those questions have not been provided to the American people, as they must be if we are to keep our election system legitimate. The FBI is investigating the Russia deal. I’m not sure where the agency is on the illegal surveillance issue. The bureau has not defined it.

But Congress is looking into Ms. Rice to conduct a bipartisan investigation, but its not likely, as Democrats and the liberal media have already acquitted Susan Rice.

“One of the central figures the Republicans went after and after and after was Susan Rice. And after two years they could find nothing that Susan Rice did wrong.”-REP. ADAM SCHIFF (D-CA)

Congressman Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaking about Ms. Rice’s role in the Benghazi investigation and putting forth the opinion that she is a scapegoat even before any testimony is heard. Does Congressman Schiff really want to know what happened in the surveillance deal? You make the call.

But it is obvious his fellow travelers on the left do not want to know. In fact, the loons are now branding the whole thing racial.

“Did she do something wrong? There is no information indicating that. So they are making her, you know, basically, they’re defaming her without any reason to do so because she’s a woman. Maybe because she’s a black woman.”-DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF

Sure. Anyone who thinks Rice may have been involved in spying on Trump is obviously a racist. It’s so clear and undeniable now I feel like a moron for not seeing that before. (Please sense the sarcasm.)

Susan Rice is entitled to the presumption of innocence and should be called by Congress to testify as soon as possible. But with Easter break quickly approaching, that call will be down the road. At that time I expect Ms. Rice to take the Fifth, just as Lois Lerner did. That means others in government will have to step forward to testify about what Susan Rice did or did not do in order for we the people to know.

Yesterday, President Trump said that he believes the surveillance situation is

“going to be the biggest story.  It’s such an important story for our country and the world. It is one of the big stories of our time.”

It is clear the president has a vested interest in this having tweeted he was surveilled by President Obama himself.  So obviously Mr. Trump would like to know the truth. But the anti-Trump folks will try to prevent sunlight on Susan Rice, no question about it. Because if the former national security advisor was using her very high office to help the Democratic Party before and after the election, that is a huge scandal and President Obama will have to be questioned. That’s a big if, and premature conclusions as well as speculation are the enemies of true justice.

The polls say that most Americans want answers to the Russian intrusion into the presidential election, and I believe most of us want to know the full Susan Rice story as well. If the federal government cannot define both fairly quickly, this nation is in major trouble. America simply has to have a justice system that works.