What a day it is for the law, what a day it is for the law and understanding why America is so special and so spectacular and worrying about what the left is gonna do. So we’ll get to all that.
First of all, let me say we’re getting towards the Fourth of July weekend. I want to encourage you again to visit a website.
RaisetheFlagSaythePledge.com. Raise the flag. Say the pledge. Dot com.
It’s an effort by General Michael Flynn to encourage people to say the Pledge of Allegiance and to also raise the flag.
So you get a flag. You can go kick through to a wonderful service organization set up by a man named Paul Officer to help people to get a flag, get it mounted on their home, or you get a flag pole or whatever. Replace a flag. Sometimes we will buy a flag for someone else and go ahead and get that set up for the fourth of July.
And then say the pledge.
And lots of people are saying the pledge and recording it on the video and then putting it up on the Internet so you can do all all that. I encourage you to do it and raise the flag.
I myself will be looking forward to fourth of July. I’ll fill you in next week on where I will be on the fourth of July. Will be spectacular.
Right. Let’s get to what makes America so special, our founding values. We often talk about it. It doesn’t say the Pledge of Allegiance, and there’s lots of things captured in there. But our founding documents, underlying our founding documents, as I mentioned, the founding beliefs. But the founding documents really set up a framework of the rule of law.
So if you don’t have the Judeo Christian tradition that says, Hey, we’re gonna have morality and ethics that bind us together.
When I give you my word, I’m bound by my word.
When I enter into a contract, I’m bound by it.
When I enter into a relationship to society, I’m willing to abide by the rules, the laws that’s central.
And over the last few days, we’ve seen a number of examples of our system of a written Constitution and the rule of law holding up pretty darn well.
So let me first point to the Arizona cases that went before the US Supreme Court, in which, by a 6 to 3 majority, the U. S Supreme Court ruled that, of course, States can regulate the election as they see fit. And States can limit the implementation of policies that have to do with going forward to having elections. So you can limit drop boxes and make sure that there’s signature verification. And the left wanted to say anything at all that gets in the way of any type of turnout, whether it’s fraudulent or even suspected fraudulent. You can’t be that’s an imposition. It’s too much of a burden and the Supreme Court said, no.
Look, we’ve got the system of governing together, and we do have laws that protect and the Constitution that protects aspects of our community. So you can’t be bigoted or racist. You can’t be aiming at one group or another, but you can do basic common sense regulations that protect the integrity election. That’s what Arizona did. And the Supreme Court said, of course, you can do it.
So that’s good. That’s good. That shows the system’s working.
Now, I did see some commentators pointing out, I wish that the Supreme Court and other courts had taken up some more of these cases that were pending after November 3rd.
That’s a different question.
But for now, Let’s just say that part of this system worked. Okay.
Now, another aspect of the rule of law and what happened in the last couple of days is the Bill Cosby case. Now, Let’s put aside whether Bill Cosby did terrible, terrible things. Let’s put aside whether Bill Cosby did terrible, terrible things. Let’s concede that he did terrible, terrible things. He did some bad things, I think. I mean, I guess even in some of the civil suits, he admitted that. But the fact is that he entered into an agreement with the civil case with the people that were involved in suing him over some of his misbehavior. And when he did so, he checked first with the prosecutor, and he made sure with the prosecutor that if I do go forward with this, that I won’t be prosecuted. The prosecutor said, No, you won’t be prosecuted. And then later, a new prosecutor, by the way, new elected prosecutor went after him.
Now, the point here is not to defend Bill Cosby if he acted Icky, and I think it looks like he did, he may have admitted acting icky, at least acting immorally. But it’s to say that you got to have a system. You got to have a system that allows the rule of law and allows the citizens to rely, especially when it comes to losing their Liberty. See, I wouldn’t care if I really wouldn’t. I don’t think the law would care if people sued Bill Cosby after Let’s say he did an interview at late in his life. Now he’s in his Eighties. He did an interview where he admitted being icky Well, people could come along and Sue him for that. And he can’t say, Well, you know, I didn’t want to have to be held accountable. I thought too much time passed or I thought I was off the hook. Well, I don’t mind when it comes to money, take all his money people consume and take his money.
When it comes to people’s Liberty, we are more careful and for a good reason. You don’t want to have a system where the lawyers and the people with power, the prosecutors are playing fast and loose with the rules.
It leads us to a dangerous place, which brings us to another point. And this is where we’re starting to get down a path and wondering wait, Are we messing around with what I call lawfare and with problems with our systems?
So the first example is the district attorney of New York has charged Donald Trump’s of the Trump organization, CFO and the Trump organization with, I don’t know, 10 or 15 counts of something that sounds like accounting mistakes or even accounting omissions. It’s all kinds of things that have to do with taxing benefits and taxing fringe benefits. And let me point out, if the Trump organization gave, say, a million dollar apartment to 11 of its employees and the employee didn’t report it on his taxes, he said this yesterday, the employee has a problem. But the Trump administration is actually doing something good for the employee and actually to the detriment of the company, because the company should be able to take a deduction for what they did as a business expense deduction. Excuse me, should book it as business expenses if they’re paying something out. So it’s actually one of these things where you say the Corporation’s being dumb and the individual maybe they’re being greedy. But you have to come kind of wonder, well, is this really is this after years and years, is this what you get when you say you’re going to do good work, or is this what you get where you do be in political and even the coverage of the matter made it so that they were admitting that this is meant to squeeze the man who’s been charged Weiselman? And so you start to say, we’ve got now the attorney general of New York who ran for office saying she was going to get rid of Trump, and she ran for office thing. She was going to get the NRA. She’s getting the NRA. She so far doesn’t have anything on Trump. But the district attorney of New York is doing that. It feels like targeting citizens, and it feels like it’s meant to scare off citizens. And what it really feels like is like what Lois Learner did at the IRS under Obama and what you can expect to see more and more, which is targeting people who are not acceptable to the administration and making their lives miserable and scaring the bejesus out of them.
And Here’s the crazy. Here’s the trick. Remember, remember the Havel trick?
Have the Havel maneuver.
I call it hovel described how people will start to realize that the best thing you can do is self censor, in this case, self moderate. And go ahead and go up to power and make sure you’re not opposite power. Because if you’re telling me that there’s not CEOs in businesses across this land who have had fringe benefits that aren’t tax appropriate, really, I know you’re gonna be lying. And so there you have it. And now, by the way, one more drop one footnote here.
Think about what’s going on with the last night Tucker Carlson on his show. I guess it was on Wednesday night. He covered it in great detail, the non denial denial of the insane NSA in which the NSA admitted that, Well, we didn’t if you thought there was a plan to look at electronic records and get Tucker off the air. Well, we didn’t do that. They never denied that they actually were listening in. So look, we’re headed into a time in the last couple of days. You can see how the system is working and you can see how the system is being abused. Now, there will always be abuses, right? There have always been abuses. The question is, as I’ve said over and over again, can We the People count on the system to moderate and eliminate the abuses.
And my fear right now is that you’re watching the Narrative Machine, as I call it so often, which is the big tech and big media and big government working together to make a third look how many people in this country are going to believe after the coverage of CNN Breathlessly for years, three years. And then now there is a criminal charges against the Trump organization and one of their members for things that sound awfully, like doing business. They brought them in in cuffs. I mean, come on.
This is like Elliott Spitzer back in the day playing games with people.
We got to be careful that we’re not losing the country. When we see good things happening, the courts and the system working, and then we see the abuses. We got to know the difference. I will take a break. Everybody be right back.
Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report back in a moment.