The Contagion of Disrespect
September 24, 2018
Have you noticed how many more drivers are ignoring red lights and just speeding through intersections these days? They don’t seem the least bit bothered they’re both violating the law and disrespecting those drivers with a green light.
I couldn’t help but wonder why such disrespect seems to be spreading everywhere we look today. I think I’ve found at least part of the answer.
When those we entrust to keep the law fail to do so, when they brazenly ignore our laws to promote their own interests or ideologies, they encourage a culture of disrespect.
Today, mayors, governors and city council members all over America are flouting federal law by making their states and municipalities sanctuary havens for criminal illegal immigrants who have committed felonies — serious crimes on top of their crossing the border illegally in the first place.
Along with legal insult, they shove economic injury into our faces and onto our tax returns when they provide these millions of illegal immigrants with taxpayer funded benefits … free education, housing, healthcare, food, drivers’ licenses, and in some places even the right to vote.
Corruption taints everything. No matter where it begins, it never stays confined, it always grows. So now we learn the same king of disrespect that corrupted state and local politicians extends to our highest law enforcement agency, the FBI.
President Trump recently told the FBI and other federal agencies that he wants a series of emails and texts unclassified, un-redacted, and released to the public. Turns out these documents relate to misconduct by the FBI over various ethical violations and illegally obtained wiretaps. They hold the key to understanding the genesis of the Mueller investigation, who ordered spying on the Trump campaign, and what if any laws were broken by Obama’s justice Department.
Certain players have told President Trump that he shouldn’t release these documents … that transparency isn’t worth the damage the documents might do to federal law enforcement. What? Really?
Seems to me the damage is already done. And the only way to fix it is to figure out how deep the damage goes and who caused it.
More telling, those trying hardest to stop the release of the documents are those with the greatest interest in perpetuating a cover-up. It’s very possible they’re guilty of serious crimes. If the documents are ever released, don’t be surprised to hear they have disappeared.
But whether or not they committed a crime then, they are certainly guilty now of participating in a conspiracy to violate legitimate requests by Congress and the White House. Letting them off without consequence only promotes the corruption that started with the Obama Justice Department’s possible illegal activities.
Then there are those who have been identified as working against Trump from within the government (also a crime,) refusing to testify in front of congressional committees. Ignoring the law.
If we don’t enforce the laws of our land, then it should hardly be a surprise when radical groups like ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter take the law into their own hands and cause total chaos.
Corruption is a cancer than can never be contained. If those in power openly violate the law, why in the world wouldn’t those they’re supposed to serve? No wonder more people than ever are running red lights.
John Philip Sousa IV is an entrepreneur, political activist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.