by Monty Pelerin
Monty Pelerin’s World
Nothing disgusts the public’s regard for the political establishment more than the establishment’s assumption that laws apply to others but not to themselves. And nothing provides a better example of such contempt than a person who is (as yet) an unconvicted felon who believes she has a right to the presidency of the country.
If this country is to survive, justice and the rule of law cannot be ignored. That is especially so for the supposed role models who expect to lead. No one can be “too big to prosecute” without destroying the confidence in the entire system.
Justice Brandeis, a supreme court justice, understood the delicate balance between government and its citizens: