Ends, Means and Democrats

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Ends, Means and Democrats

A gov­ern­ment of laws, and not of men.

– John Adams, Novan­glus Essays, No. 7

The Con­sti­tu­tion is a pretty straight­for­ward doc­u­ment. It explains how the gov­ern­ment is to be orga­nized and lays out the rights and respon­si­bil­i­ties of each branch, as well as spec­i­fy­ing those things the gov­ern­ment may not do so as to pro­tect our God-​given rights. It really defines a rel­a­tively sim­ple set of rules, and estab­lishes our coun­try on prin­ci­ples that are pretty much the oppo­site of “the ends jus­tify the means.” This is why I have such a prob­lem with the Demo­c­rat party being about to nom­i­nate some­one whose entire life is a tes­ta­ment to skirt­ing the law, obstruct­ing jus­tice and pur­su­ing any means nec­es­sary to achieve her desired ends. I am shocked that “We the Peo­ple” could have let our­selves be put in this position.

Let’s apply Occam’s razor to the two big email-​related scan­dals plagu­ing the pre­sump­tive (for another day) Demo­c­rat nom­i­nee, shall we? With­out even spec­u­lat­ing on what infor­ma­tion might be in them, is there really any doubt that she hid all her email traf­fic (not to men­tion her daily cal­en­dar) from gov­ern­ment servers so that it wouldn’t be sub­ject to Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act (FOIA) access? Regard­less of whether the emails were clas­si­fied, she broke the law by hid­ing them. The sim­plest expla­na­tion is that she hid them because they con­tain infor­ma­tion that she thinks would anger the pub­lic and/​or con­gress and make it more dif­fi­cult for her to become pres­i­dent. And the Democ­rats think that this law-​breaking failed Sec­re­tary of State is the most qual­i­fied per­son ever to run for pres­i­dent? Seriously?

Then there’s the DNC email leak, show­ing that the DNC rigged the nom­i­na­tion process to sab­o­tage the Sanders cam­paign and nom­i­nate Hillary. This was obvi­ous from the moment they announced the lim­ited num­ber of debates and did their best to hide them on hol­i­day week­ends when no one would be watch­ing, but the emails reveal much more chi­canery. The fact that Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz is going imme­di­ately from dis­graced DNC chair to hon­orary chair of Hillary’s cam­paign sim­ply illus­trates the quid pro quo — another exam­ple of break­ing the rules to achieve the desired result.

I guess the party of “the ends jus­tify the means” really has found the per­son they believe is the most qual­i­fied per­son ever to run for pres­i­dent. It’s too bad that their def­i­n­i­tion of “qual­i­fied” is “hav­ing no qualms about vio­lat­ing every prin­ci­ple on which and for which this coun­try once stood.”

Who is Tech Knight? I am a Catholic con­ser­v­a­tive mar­ried (20+ years) father of two. My log­i­cal mind comes from my engi­neer­ing back­ground, but I am also a bit of a his­tory buff, par­tic­u­larly our nation’s found­ing. I have been very active in my parish as a lec­tor and serv­ing on our Parish Coun­cil, and have vol­un­teered for a num­ber of com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions, espe­cially the Boy Scouts and local youth the­aters, to be able to spend time with my kids. My wife is my com­pass, my best friend and the love of my life.

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A government of laws, and not of men.

– John Adams, Novanglus Essays, No. 7

The Constitution is a pretty straightforward document. It explains how the government is to be organized and lays out the rights and responsibilities of each branch, as well as specifying those things the government may not do so as to protect our God-given rights. It really defines a relatively simple set of rules, and establishes our country on principles that are pretty much the opposite of “the ends justify the means.” This is why I have such a problem with the Democrat party being about to nominate someone whose entire life is a testament to skirting the law, obstructing justice and pursuing any means necessary to achieve her desired ends. I am shocked that “We the People” could have let ourselves be put in this position.

Let’s apply Occam’s razor to the two big email-related scandals plaguing the presumptive (for another day) Democrat nominee, shall we? Without even speculating on what information might be in them, is there really any doubt that she hid all her email traffic (not to mention her daily calendar) from government servers so that it wouldn’t be subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) access? Regardless of whether the emails were classified, she broke the law by hiding them. The simplest explanation is that she hid them because they contain information that she thinks would anger the public and/or congress and make it more difficult for her to become president. And the Democrats think that this law-breaking failed Secretary of State is the most qualified person ever to run for president? Seriously?

Then there’s the DNC email leak, showing that the DNC rigged the nomination process to sabotage the Sanders campaign and nominate Hillary. This was obvious from the moment they announced the limited number of debates and did their best to hide them on holiday weekends when no one would be watching, but the emails reveal much more chicanery. The fact that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is going immediately from disgraced DNC chair to honorary chair of Hillary’s campaign simply illustrates the quid pro quo – another example of breaking the rules to achieve the desired result.

I guess the party of “the ends justify the means” really has found the person they believe is the most qualified person ever to run for president. It’s too bad that their definition of “qualified” is “having no qualms about violating every principle on which and for which this country once stood.”

Who is Tech Knight? I am a Catholic conservative married (20+ years) father of two. My logical mind comes from my engineering background, but I am also a bit of a history buff, particularly our nation’s founding. I have been very active in my parish as a lector and serving on our Parish Council, and have volunteered for a number of community organizations, especially the Boy Scouts and local youth theaters, to be able to spend time with my kids. My wife is my compass, my best friend and the love of my life.

I’d like to thank Pete DaTechGuy for this opportunity. If you appreciate the work done here as much as I do, please help us keep it going by hitting DaTipJar:


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