May 10, 2024

Enrique Roberto

Enrique Roberto "Henry" Cuellar

Source: Public Domain

Inscribed on a frieze adorning the facade of the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in lower Manhattan is an excerpt of a letter written by George Washington to Attorney General Edmund Randolph dated Sept. 28, 1789:

The true administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government.

Let’s compare and contrast that with a rather interesting bit of dialogue from the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome where Aunty Entity, played by the late, great Tina Turner, when confronted by an angry crowd who suspects she’s doing something shady, replies:

”You think I don’t know the law? Wasn’t it me who wrote it? And I say that this man has broken the law. Right or wrong, we had a deal. And the law says: Bust a deal and face the wheel!”

In light of the situation we find ourselves in in this country, vis-à-vis a pre-apocalyptic dystopia–cum–near banana republic that was once the United States of America, that line sounds remarkably prescient for 1985. With what’s going on in the Middle East and elsewhere, we might well advance to postapocalyptic before too long. But I digress.

There are a couple of rather interesting cases going on that perfectly illustrate how thoroughly corrupt the justice system has become, insofar as its use by the powers that be to punish its enemies. For sure that applies to Donald Trump, but it applies with equal measure to anyone who is deemed to have transgressed against the powers that be.

One case in particular involves Henry Cuellar, a Democrat congressman who’s been in office for twenty years and by every measure checks all or most of the boxes that define a hard leftist. Pro–affirmative action, pro-Obamacare, anti–school choice, anti–voter ID/election integrity laws, and on and on and on. While he was in favor of the so-called DREAM Act and DACA Amnesty, and against Trump’s border wall prior to Joey Sponge-Brain Sh*ts-Pants’ installation as the face of Obama’s third term, his publicly opposing Sanctuary Cities as well as the wholesale importation of unvetted “refugees” from Syria back in 2015 ruffled quite a few of the wrong feathers.

“There are a couple of rather interesting cases going on that perfectly illustrate how thoroughly corrupt the justice system has become.”

Of course, the Biden-created disaster that ensued with the invasion of 8 million illegal-alien migrants over the past three years has proved him correct. Like many other moderate or reasonable Democrats (whether ideologically if they do in fact still exist or ditto along the lines of Clintonian triangulation) have him whistle a very different tune.

Cuellar said he’s seen “parts of” the Biden [junta’s] post-Title 42 plan, and “part of it means that they want to bring officers from the northern part over to the southern area. And you know, Neil, that that’s going to be just something that’s going to be temporary. And the metric that I think they’re looking at is, how do we move the migrants faster from the border to the interior? And I don’t think that’s a plan, with all due respect. And this is why there [are] other Democrat senators and congressmen that have a problem. Because what we’re seeing is it’s literally an open border. It’s an open border. And the more people coming across and then Title 42 goes away, the numbers are going to definitely increase. And we’re going to see a situation where Border Patrol is going to continue to be overwhelmed.”

That pull quote was from two years ago. Cuellar, hardly a backbencher in this regard, and a big wheel in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, whose district is right on the front lines of Biden’s erased southern border, has become not only a pain in the ass, but a political liability for the 2024 election. Not as “in the bag” as the Kalorama Klown Komintern and wilting Kohlrabi-in-Chief had hoped. On top of the Muslims of Dearbornistan and Mogadishu-apolis who are likely to stay home come next November, the open border is angering blacks, women, and legitimate Latino-Americans for all the misery it has caused.

What’s a tyranny to do? What else?

The DOJ’s indictments came two years after agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) served Cuellar and his wife with a search warrant for their home in Laredo, Texas.

Cuellar and his wife were charged with accepting roughly $600,000 in bribes from an oil and gas company owned by the government of Azerbaijan and a bank with headquarters in Mexico City, starting in December 2014 and going until roughly November 2021, according to the DOJ’s statement.

The DOJ claimed that the bribes were “laundered, pursuant to sham consulting contracts, through a series of front companies and middlemen into shell companies owned by Imelda Cuellar, who performed little to no legitimate work under the contracts.”

Wait a second. Bribes from a foreign-government-owned gas company? Has the DOJ never heard of Burisma? Hunter Biden? Joe Biden? And Azerbaijan is just a ruble’s throw from—wait for it—Ukraine! Also incidental is Azerbaijan’s attempt to complete the conquering and ethnic cleansing of Armenia that Turkey started back in 1912. Funny how no one (to the best of my knowledge), neither Democrat nor RINO, is screaming bloody murder about sending U.S. troops and billions of our dollars to defend Armenia. If only they had a crooked stand-up comic as their president to whom we could bribe and get kickbacks instead of a mere Christian nation about to be subsumed by an Islamic autocrat with lots of oil.

If Henry Cuellar had only toed the party line, these charges would never have come forward.

Ditto longtime New Jersey senator Bob Menendez, who now finds himself along with his wife the targets of Merrick Garland’s DOJ over their alleged involvement as unregistered agents working on behalf of the Egyptian government. If you look at his rap sheet, Menendez is even more leftist on the issues, as well as directly linked to myriad sex scandals involving underage girls, mostly in Latin America. For most Democrats, those are résumé enhancers. But because he made the cardinal sin of directly opposing Barack Obama on the Iran nuclear deal back in 2015 and for maintaining stringent sanctions, he signed his own political death warrant.

“I have to be honest with you, the more I hear from the administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran. And it feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization when they are the ones with original sin.”

Wow. Menendez sounds absolutely Limbaugh-esque right there! Before the Democrats went completely off the rails and openly paraded their Marxist-Leninism for all the world to see, Menendez had been a staunch supporter of Israel. At least insofar as the campaign lucre kept flowing to him from the likes of AIPAC and other well-heeled liberal Jews and others with the same mindset.

Considering both Menendez and Cuellar’s decades-long trail of graft and corruption, they should have been gone long, long ago. But let’s not kid ourselves. Their having to at long last face the music has nothing to do with the wheels of justice grinding slowly if not finely and at last catching up with them. It’s because they have made themselves political liabilities if not direct threats to Obama’s Kalorama Klown Komintern pulling Biden’s strings. What is happening to them is another side of the rotten coin of what is happening to Donald Trump, along with private citizens who oppose everything from the indoctrination of their kids in schools, to open borders, to DEI and everything in between.

Speaking of Trump, just to underscore the disgusting hypocrisy of our completely corrupt criminal justice system, in describing the revolting Stormy Daniels farce of a sham of a mockery of a show trial, legal eagle Jonathan Turley said:

The value of the testimony was entirely sensational and gratuitous, yet Merchan was fine with humiliating Trump. Daniels’ testimony was a dumpster fire in the courtroom….

It is not the witness, but the case that seems increasingly obscene.

You have a judge who should have recused himself given his daughter’s major role as a Democratic activist and fundraiser.

You have a gag order that is allowing a New York Supreme Court justice to regulate what the leading candidate for the presidency may say in an election on the weaponization of the legal system.

You have a lead prosecutor, Matthew Colangelo, who not only left the Biden Justice Department to revive this case, but once worked for the Democratic National Committee.

You have a case based on two dead misdemeanors shocked back into life by a still mysterious theory of an undefined crime. In comparison, Daniels may be the only authentic part of the entire case in New York v. Trump.

It is a sad state of affairs that we are forced to see things as they are, and not as we wish them to be. With everything so abjectly corrupt, the will to power has strangled even the tiniest sliver of an iota of morality and ethics that might have still existed for those in power. It seems nothing will stifle their own political desires in favor of fairness, decency, and the preservation of even the slimmest veneer of civility. What chance do “the better angels of our nature” have in pulling us back from the brink?

Are the Supreme Court Justices beginning to realize that we are in crisis? Two recent cases indicate that they are awakening to that reality.

In Fischer v. United States, the court is considering the validity of using a financial statute to charge January 6 trespassers with obstruction of an official proceeding. During questioning, Justice Gorsuch asked, “Would pulling a fire alarm before a vote qualify for 20 years in federal prison?” He was referring to Democrat Jamaal Bowman, who pulled a fire alarm to prevent a congressional vote yet was not charged with “obstructing an official proceeding.” That was Gorsuch’s way of asking if something other than party affiliation determines who will face the greater jeopardy of obstruction charges. It was a sarcastic illustration of the decidedly unequal system of justice the DoJ is currently practicing.

In Trump v. United States, the Court is considering whether Donald Trump has immunity for actions taken while he was president. The DoJ argued that the motive for presidential actions should determine whether immunity applies and that the discretion and good motivations of DoJ attorneys should be trusted to make that determination (try not to laugh). Justice Alito questioned the wisdom of that argument, asking if the DoJ should be trusted, “given its history of abusive partisan prosecution.” That is about as close as a Supreme Court justice will ever come to telling a government solicitor general that the latter has squandered his last ounce of credibility….

The Court’s desire to exercise restraint is an admirable judicial philosophy—in a well-functioning republic. When a car is running well, minor maintenance is the only appropriate action. But when the car is on fire, it doesn’t need an oil change. It needs emergency action.

Do the Supremes realize that the leftists have set our republic on fire? The Court needs to stop looking for excuses for restraint and start looking for opportunities to stop the advance of tyranny. This is the time for bold action—or after November there may be nothing left to defend but ashes. They need to consider that as they deliberate on the cases before them.

It’s a very well-written and thoughtful essay. Except I would ask the author, even if please God SCOTUS makes the right decisions in these cases, what will it matter in the end? He himself directly implies that we are far from being “a well-functioning republic.” Beyond a correct ruling, what more does he expect them to do?

SCOTUS already slapped down Joey Sponge-Brain Sh*ts-Pants’ student loan forgiveness multibillion-dollar bribe as unconstitutional. Biden’s response? Ignore it and issue another one!

To paraphrase Democrat hero Joseph Stalin, “How many divisions does the Supreme Court have?”


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