Doug Smith: Author, historian and lead contributor to Free State Patriot
Our founders did. They saw protections of the law, and concomitant penalties of force as a means of protecting the infant United States from arbitrary use of power. Or, as Jefferson put it, Tyranny.
Make no mistake, we have experienced tyranny multiple times in recent years, though never quite as blatantly as when the Director of the FBI, days after the AG meets with the powerful husband of the target of a criminal probe, outlines a clear case for her criminal behavior, then declines to prosecute it.
Some folks like tyranny. If the tyrant props up your business while attacking your competitor, what’s not to love? If the tyrant makes sure everyone buys your book, while banning your nearest competitor, what’s not to love?
When the Chief Justice of SCOTUS bends himself and the language into pretzels to…
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