Some Advice From My Grandfather for Those Doing Political Prosecutions These Days

Posted: July 2, 2022 by datechguy in politics

My Sicilian Grandfathers were born on the Island in the 1800’s and my memory of them is slight as they died when I was 3 and 4 but some of their wisdom was passed on down to me by my parents and siblings who were old enough to hear it.

One of those bits of advice came from my mother’s dad who was a Barber with a shop about 3-400 yards from where I am now typing this. He said this about confronting an attacker with a weapon:

Never use a weapon that you are afraid of

That is to say don’t use a weapon that you’re afraid of having turned on you.

Somebody needs to give the Democrats who seem to have decided to use trumped up indictments against their foes all over the country to slow down GOP candidates. For the whole this is backfiring but a more important point is this. Such use of government against one political enemies sets a precedent that in a time of polarization will be a dish that the GOP will be happy to serve on the left once they are in power.

And one of the basic truths of American politics is that sooner or later your political foes will always be in power and able to wield the same weapons that you choose to use against them.

I understand the Democrats are getting desperate, all their tactics suggest they don’t trust their ability to get the votes of the people, they smack of desperation.

But I would strongly suggest to them that the rising stars in the GOP have a definite Jacksonian streak and will take positive joy in returning in giving you the same treatment you gave them.

So to the left I give this good advice that you will ignore: Think long and hard before you go all in on using the government at the federal, state or local weapon against us, because you don’t know how it’s going to end.

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  2. harryvoyager says:

    Well, the shut down of the Keystone pipeline project via executive order may well have been an unlawful taking. And if we want anyone to even consider investing in energy production in the US again, the next administration may well need to prosecute the current administration over it. At a minimum for damages, and potentially theft under the color of law.

    A couple of years ago, I probably would have argued it would set a dangerous precedent, but that sword is well and truly loose now.