by Jack Watts
COMMON SENSE: When you think about abuses of the secret police, most think about what the KGB or the Gestapo did decades ago. For those who know history, Stalin’s NKVD, under Beria, would also be justifiably thrown into the mix, but few would mention the FBI—not since the days of J. Edgar Hoover anyway.
Traditionally, the Liberals have been far more concerned about the abuse of power by the FBI than Conservatives ever have, but that is no longer the case. Until quite recently, they have been at the forefront of civil liberties, but this has changed since Donald Trump has become President. Because of their hatred for him, abuse of power by our secret police—the FBI—has been championed. Getting rid of Trump, by whatever means is necessary, even if it’s illegal, is considered justifiable by the Left.
This position is very short-sighted, and it’s also dangerous for our democracy. Because the leadership of the FBI did not want Trump to become the 45th President of the United State, they used the massive power of the Bureau, combined with favored news outlets, to keep him from getting elected. When that failed, they didn’t stop. Instead, in an unprecedented abuse of power, which violated their oath of office, these nefarious villains hatched a plot to have Trump removed from office.
The revelation that agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were creating a false narrative about Trump colluding with the Russians, by feeding fake stories to the media, is just the latest piece of the puzzle to be revealed. Of far greater importance is the reluctance of the FBI and the Department of justice to be forthcoming about any wrongdoing by the Bureau. There is a reason for this. They want to keep the truth hidden about what they have been doing.
That this is their position is the greatest problem we face in America today. Our secret police, like the KGB of old, is too powerful, and it is out of control. They have been acting lawlessly, and nobody has been able to reign in their behavior—not even Congress or the President of the United States.
Recognizing what has happened, and what is at stake, Conservatives have begun to fight back by asking hard questions and by demanding the release of documents through FOIA requests, but it has been slow going. What we need is for Liberals to think beyond their disdain for Trump and join us in the quest for absolute transparency. Without at least some real investigative journalism by a noted Liberal or two, it is going to be much more difficult to bring the FBI under control, but we are committed to doing it.