90 Miles From Tyranny : The Absurd Attack on Alexander Acosta

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Absurd Attack on Alexander Acosta

The leftist media machine has launched an effort to link Donald Trump with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. This tiresome methodology of character attack is a threat to the core of free speech, as victimhood — whether of border children, women, blacks, gays, transgenders, or inquiring people — is transformed into a self-righteous weapon unhindered by policy prescriptions, employed by one political group against another on purely ideological grounds.

This new progressivism elevates "justice" above laws and institutions (after all, the "system" is oppressive and racist). In its name, free speech is denied to Nazis or KKK members despite specific Supreme Court rulings safeguarding those people's rights. In its name, Americans who wear MAGA hats or the Trump insignia or display Confederate flags are open season for physical assault. (The second tenet of the satanic temple similarly declares: "The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.")

Consider that the ideology that wishes to erase criminal records attacked Brett Kavanaugh for an alleged juvenile offense, for which he was never charged; personally attacked Norm Pattis, attorney for Alex Jones, by association; forced the resignation of Harvard professor Ron Sullivan solely because he represented Harvey Weinstein (who has not yet been tried); and now calls for Alexander Acosta's resignation because he was a prosecutor in a case that (years later) the media have in hindsight "judged" was too lenient in sentencing.

John Adams encountered blowback when he represented the British soldiers who had fired upon colonists in the Boston Massacre. The case was vitally important for our nation, not only because it sparked a patriotic revolt through Paul Revere's masterful employment of propaganda, but because it demonstrated to the British people that Americans were not...

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