Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mukasey Perverting Justice

Jonathan Turley, Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, says U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey is "acting without principle" when he unilaterally decided not to prosecute anyone in the Bush administration for politicizing the hiring and firing practices for U.S. Attorneys.

Turley's language is too diplomatic. Mukasey is undermining the rule of law by perverting justice for political purposes. Never before have Americans tolerated one system of justice for Republicans and another system for Democrats.

Mukasey is merely the latest in a long line of Bush appointees who have placed this administration outside the rule of law.

Centuries ago a Hebrew prophet from the hills of Tekoa described the same kind of corrupt double-standard of justice that we see prevailing in our society. He said, "They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks the truth." (Amos 15:10) He warned his countrymen that they had better "establish justice in the gate" (Amos 15:15) or face divine judgment.

Where's a prophet like Amos today? Years ago, the airwaves are full of fire-breathing TV preachers predicting God's wrath on this nation because Clinton was undermining the rule of law by lying about his marital infidelity. Today, there's not a peep from them about the current systematic perversion of justice in America.

Ironically, I've decided that those TV preachers were right in their predictions about God pouring his wrath out on America. Only ancient Egypt experienced the wrath of God in a span of time shorter than the one Americans have endured under the plagues of the Bush administration. And only Pharoah had a harder heart and a stiffer neck than Bush-Cheney.

1 comment:

Tauratinzwe said...

Right On!!