By Nancy Thorner and Ed Clarke -
This election is really not about Trump or Clinton. It is about whether we want to continue having a corrupt Justice Department, a corrupt IRS, a corrupt FBI, whether we want to continue denying children the opportunity to go to charter schools to improve their education, about the make-up of the Supreme Court, and there is so much more.
We know that the Democrats will continue to march lock step toward a country that suppresses minority opinions, that takes over more of the economy and reduces economic opportunity, and makes the world a more dangerous place for US citizens. Republicans have demonstrated that they believe in the rule of law, love their country and support a strong national defense. A President Trump would be reined in by the Democrats in Congress and by the divided Republicans in Congress.
At this point it really doesn't matter if Trump is sufficiently conservative or a closet Democrat. To the extent that Trump starts conversations with a negotiating posture, it may have no relationship with the final outcome. We believe that Trump will act as a problem solver who first loves his country and the opportunities it offers people.
Some may question why we call the Justice Department corrupt. They must not recall 2008, when two Black Panthers stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia. They wore camouflage, combat boots, black berets and carried a truncheon. They threatened whites and poll watchers that approached the polling place. They were charged, tried and found guilty by a judge. But before sentencing, Eric Holder and his Justice Department intervened and decreed that civil rights laws were there only to protect blacks and not whites. The case was dismissed. The head of the civil rights division resigned in protest.
Then there is Fast and Furious, a program through which ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) sold rifles to the Mexican drug cartel. The rationale given was to trace the guns to the criminals. The claim was that the Bush administration had used that tactic successfully. The Bush administration in a program called "Wide Receiver" had used the tactic successfully by implanting RFID devices in the rifles. The cartel eventually discovered this and removed the RFID tags. At this point the Bush administration stopped the program. The real reason the Holder justice Department resurrected the program was to discredit the gun lobby. When Congress investigated and demanded relevant documents, the Justice Department refused, thereby covering up its mistake.
And don't forget the IRS scandal in which conservative groups applications for tax exempt status were delayed indefinitely leading up to the 2012 election. Congress investigated. Lois Learner pleaded the Fifth and resigned. Leading up to the investigation, the IRS Commissioner had visited the White House some 150 times and White House counsel had been in contact with Lois Learner. The Justice Department refused to turn over requested information to Congressional committees.
Corruption at the DOJ is not only troubling, but it also limits the degree of confidence and trust Americans can place in their own government.
In the case of Benghazi, after Obama and the State Department promised to cooperate fully with an investigation, the Justice Department refused to enforce the Congressional subpoena requesting information. Key players were not allowed to testify before Congressional committees.
Then there is the case of Mrs. Clinton’s private email server. it is now clear that the FBI investigation was a sham. During a July 7, 2016 House investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unsecured email server, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) ripped apart James Comey for how the investigation was conducted.
If Hillary Clinton becomes President, the Justice Department, the IRS and the FBI will continue to be weapons the Democrats use against liberty and justice for all.