Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove and The Other McCain for the Rule Five links, and to blogger pal Doug Hagin over at The Daley Gator for the linkback! Bonus callout to the Glibertarians site for running my pre-Tacticool firearms article. I’ve been taken on as a contributor over there, so look for my writings on guns and outdoor stuff there in future.
Moving on: Should John Kerry (who, by the way, served in Vietnam) be in jail? Excerpt:
Still not elected president ever, Mr. Kerry has once again gone underground to conspire with the enemy to undermine U.S. foreign policy.
Two weeks ago in New York, according to the Globe, “more than a year after he left office, he engaged in some unusual shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking official.”
“The rare moves by a former secretary of state highlight the stakes for Kerry personally, as well as for other Obama-era diplomats who are dismayed by what they see as Trump’s disruptive approach to diplomacy.”
Try to imagine for a second if some unelected diplomat from the Jimmy Carter administration had tried to interfere with President Reagan’s efforts to end the Cold War. Or if Condoleezza Rice had huddled with leaders from Iraq and Afghanistan to undermine President Obama’s policies in the region.
Of course, you cannot imagine that because it is unimaginable that even Jimmy Carter would have ever hired such a buffoon so utterly committed to hurting America.
Well, now that we are all so whipped up into such a frenzy over anyone who might be colluding with a foreign enemy to undermine the free will of the people and hijack the American political process, we should certainly take a hard look at Mr. Kerry.
And if he sets foot back at the United Nations or anywhere else Iran’s terror leaders can be found, Mr. Kerry should be arrested and thrown in jail.
As schadenfreudalicious as this would be, it won’t happen. Why not? Two reasons:
- The Logan Act, which is the law that would be cited in this case, has never really been enforced. Two people have been charged under the Logan Act, one in 1802 and one in 1852, and neither was convicted. While the Logan Act remains law, this enters (ugh) into the realm of politics, which leads us to reason 2:
- Kerry is on the right-think side where most of the major legacy media is; President Trump would be excoriated in the media for having Kerry prosecuted.
Now, President Trump is excoriated in the legacy media almost every day anyway. One might ask, “so, what has he got to lose?” But bear in mind the spinelessness of the Justice Department of late, set aside this being a mid-term election year, and the President still has an agenda to enact which will require a GOP-controlled Congress…
…Shit, how politics fucks things up.
This is probably another good argument for my proposal to make the House of Representatives like a jury duty assignment, and return the appointment of Senators to the several state legislatures. It would at least weaken the grip that political calculations has on policy.